KSJ is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities. KSJ ensures comprehensive Section 508 management, implementation, and governance infrastructure so that DoD Components will affect information and communications technology (ICT) accessibility in compliance with Section 508 policies, procedures, and performance measures.
Section 508 is not just the law; it’s the right thing to do!
Section 508 compliance resources
The Section 508 Standards are part of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and address access for people with physical, sensory, or cognitive disabilities. They contain technical criteria specific to various types of technologies and performance-based requirements which focus on functional capabilities of covered products. Specific criteria cover software applications and operating systems, web-based information and applications, computers, telecommunications products, video and multi-media, and self-contained closed products.
Department of Defense
- Department of Defense/Chief Information Officer – US DoD Section 508
- DoD Directive 8000.01 – Management of the Department of Defense Information Enterprise (Paragraph K)
- DoD Manual 8400.01 – Procedures for Ensuring Accessibility of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
- Defense Acquisition University (DAU), Accessibility (Section 508 Compliance)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
- 508 Compliance Training– Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs/Digital Communication Division (ASPA/DCD) offers training in Section 508 Compliance for HHS employees and contractors. Classes are 1 to 3 hours long and are available onsite at the Humphrey Building (200 Independence Ave SW) or can be attended via webinar. They are facilitated by an instructor, using handouts and example materials.
- 508 HHS Compliance Checklist – This checklist is based on the WCAG 2.0 requirements. The checklist is based on the content of the web page or site. If “No’ is answered to any item, then the site is not 508 compliant.
Resources from other government agencies
- Access Board Guidance – Guide to the Section 508 Standards
- DigitalGov.gov – Using Section 508 Guidance
- Section 508.gov – resources and tools to help implement Section 508
- Accessibility of State and Local Government Websites to People with Disabilities (U.S. Department of Justice) – develop an action plan to improve accessibility of Web site
- GSA Section508.gov – GSA Wide Government-wide IT Accessibility Program
- GSA Section 508 – GSA Section 508 and Accessibility