Accessibility at the Department

Section 508

The Section 508 statute requires that Federal agencies' Electronic and Information Technology (E&IT) is accessible to individuals with disabilities, including employees and members of the public.

Section 508 establishes requirements for any Electronic and Information Technology developed, maintained, procured, or used by the federal government. The term "Electronic and Information Technology" has been defined by the US Access Board, that is consistent with section 5002(3) of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (40 U.S.C. 1401(3)), in regulations published December 21, 2001, CFR 36 Part 1194, under the subparagraph 'Definitions". The Access Board, also, established the criteria to meet the requirements of paragraph 1 on the Workforce Investment Act, Section 508, Electronic and Information Technology.

If you require additional assistance, please contact the Department’s Section 508 team at SECTION508@state.gov.