Section 508 / Accessibility
In 1998, President Clinton signed the Workforce
Investment Act into law. This Act amended Section 508 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to include accessibility requirements
for electronic and information technology. Section 508 now requires
that electronic and information technology used by the Federal
Government, including their Web sites, be made as accessible
for people with disabilities as it is for people without disabilities.
Access Board has outlined specific accessibility standards
for implementing Section 508, especially as it applies to Web
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has always had a commitment to accessibility.
In the past, we have taken time to ensure that GPO.gov complied
with provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other accessibility
concerns, whenever feasible.
Currently, GPO is working to ensure that existing pages on GPO.gov are
Section 508-compliant, and that future pages will be created specifically with
these accessibility standards in mind.
Feel free to contact us for any reason, especially if you encounter barriers
to accessibility on any of our Web pages. With your help, we can work together
to ensure that GPO.gov remains as accessible as possible. Please
direct questions, comments, or recommendations regarding the accessibility
of GPO.gov to the firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about Section 508 can be found on: http://www.section508.gov.