- Does Section 508 apply to recipients of federal funds?
No, nor does it generally impose requirements on the recipients of Federal funds with the exception of activities carried out in a State under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended pursuant to section 4(d)(6)(G) of that act.
- Does Section 508 apply to the private sector?
The scope of Section 508 does not apply to the private sector, it is limited to the Federal sector.
- Are there enforcement provisions of Section 508?
The law also sets up an administrative process under which individuals with disabilities can file a complaint alleging that a Federal agency has not complied with the standards. This process uses the same complaint procedures established under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (which covers ...
- What do the specific provisions of Section 508 address?
The standards provide criteria specific to various types of technologies, including: software applications and operating systems web-based information or applications telecommunication products video and multimedia products self contained, closed products (e.g., information kiosks, calculators ...
- What is Section 508
Section 508 is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that was later amended in 1998 via the Workforce Investment Act. Section 508 requires that electronic information technology that is used by the federal government, maintained or procured be accessible to individuals with disabilities.
- What is the purpose of Section 508?
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires access to the government's information technology. This includes federal employees with disabilities and disabled individuals in the private or public sector, however, the Act is not limited to individuals with disabilities.