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508 Compliance

Section 508 requires federal agencies to provide disabled people with easy access to electronic and information technology

Section 508 is a section of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act, which requires federal agencies to provide disabled people with easy access to electronic and information technology, provide for the development of technologies to aid the disabled and help in providing more opportunities for disabled persons.

Section 508 mandates that access to information technology for the disabled must equate with that offered to non-disabled individuals.

Relative to disabled workers and others who suffer from disabilities, Section 508 enables them to perform electronic data retrieval and to more readily access information technology as a whole.