In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to
make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities.
Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual's ability to obtain and use information
quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology,
to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development
of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when
they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508
(29 U.S.C. ' 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to
information that is comparable to the access available to others. It is recommended that you review
the laws and regulations listed below to further your understanding about Section 508 and how you can
CG-61 strives for all web content to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Special attention is directed in an attempt to make all documents compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, http://www.section508.gov.
Instructions on how to make Adobe Acorbat files Section 508 compliance are provided for your convenience.