Section 508 Homepage:  Electronic and Information Technology

Standards issued by the Board under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act cover access to electronic and information technology procured by Federal agencies.  These standards are part of the Federal government’s procurement regulations.  The Board is conducting a joint update of these standards and its guidelines for telecommunications products.

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Public Hearings on the Draft ICT Rule

The Board is holding public hearings on the draft ICT rule. Registration is not required, but those who wish to provide comments are encouraged to contact Kathy Johnson:, (202) 272-0041 (voice), or (202) 272-0065 (TTY).

January 11, 9:00 – Noon (Washington, DC)
Access Board Meeting Room
1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004

            Call-in option (listening only):
Dial: (517) 308-9247 or (888) 469-2078
Passcode: 4144
Note: contact Kathy Johnson in advance to make comments by phone

Real-time transcription:

March 1, 1:00 – 3:00 (San Diego, CA)
27th Annual CSUN conference
Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA

Update of the Standards

Background Material

Current Standards

About the Current Standards

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

Other Resources

Technical Assistance

Access Board

For questions or additional information about the 508 Standards, contact the Access Board:

phone: 800-872-2253 (voice) or 800-993-2822 (TTY)
fax: 202-272-0081
mail: Office of Technical and Information Services, 1331 F Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC  20004-1111

Section 508 Coordinators

Many Federal agencies have designated Section 508 coordinators who can provide guidance on Section 508 and its implementation and who can be reached through the web site.