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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. The U.S. Access Board has outlined specific accessibility standards for implementing Section 508, especially as it applies to Web pages.
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.