What Is Section 508?
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d) requires federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities.
Section 508 requires that all Web site content be equally accessible to people with disabilities. This applies to Web applications, Web pages and all attached files. It applies to intranet as well as public-facing Web pages.
508 Web sites:
508 Technical Standards:
The Section 508 Technical Standards (Subpart B) cover the following areas:
- Software applications and operating systems
- Web-based intranet and internet information and applications
- Telecommunications products
- Video and multimedia products
- Self contained, closed products
- Desktop and portable computers
An accommodation is a means or method outside of Section 508 standards designed to assist users with disabilities in cases where the application of current Section 508 standards is neither feasible nor helpful.
HHS allows the use of an accessibility accommodation (with approval) where the application of current Section 508 standards is not feasible, not helpful and/or not practical. ALL accommodation requests must be submitted, reviewed and approved at the CCR, NCI, NIH, and HHS levels.
- Guidelines and Examples for Determining the Suitability of an Accessibility Accommodation
- Accommodation Request Form
- Sample Accommodation Request
Model Accommodations Statement: Persons using assistive technology may not be able to full access information in this file, For assistance, please contact (provide e-mail or phone number)
If you think sections of your site may require an accessibility accommodation, please read through all of the information posted above.
All accommodation requests should be sent to Sue Fox, CCR 508 Coordinator.
Leaderboard Report (Monthly)
The Accenture Leaderboard Report provides monthly HHS 508 summary scores for all CCR Web sites that are currently being scanned by the HHS Accenture Scan Team.
The Leadboard Report can be viewed at http://126.96.36.199:1001/Leaderboard-group-ccr.html
CCR 508 Coordinator
CCR Office of Information Technology
Bldg. 428, Rm. 39A