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Section 508 Accessibility Statement


April 8, 2013

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The U.S. Department of State is committed to making its Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) accessible to individuals with disabilities by meeting or exceeding the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794d). Section 508 requires agencies, during the procurement, development, maintenance, or use phases of ICT, to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to and use of ICT information and data comparable to the access and use afforded to individuals without disabilities (i.e., “ICT accessibility”), unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. The Section 508 standards are the technical requirements and criteria used to measure ICT accessibility conformance within this law. Additional information on Section 508 can be found at the websites for the U.S. Access Board, the General Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of State.

If you have comments and/or questions related to State’s Section 508 program or if you have concerns related to the Section 508 ICT accessibility of any content or the user interface on this website, please e-mail section508@state.gov. Where applicable, please include the web address or URL and the specific accessibility barrier(s) you are encountering.

If you would like to file a formal Section 508-related complaint, please send an e-mail to the Office of Civil Rights at SOCRWeb@state.gov.

Last updated on 4-8-2013

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