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Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 794d)

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) requires all electronic and information technology (also referred to as information and communication technology) that is developed, procured, maintained, or used by a federal agency to be accessible to people with disabilities. Examples of information and communication technology includes web sites, telephones, multimedia devices, and copiers. Access available to individuals with disabilities must be comparable to access available to others. Standards for Section 508 compliance are developed and maintained by the United States Access Board. Further information about the Access Board's standards and Section 508 generally may be found at

If you have questions about the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights’ Section 508 program supporting information and communication technology, please e-mail For information about filing a complaint against the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights under Section 508, contact Pilar McLaughlin at (202) 376-7746 or TTY at (202) 376-8116. To file a complaint against another agency, contact that agency's Section 508 Coordinator.