Section 508 / Accessibility
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 USC 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.
Section 508 Law
Assistance With Accessing CDC Information Section 508 (29 U.S.C. § 794d) requires that CDC, as a federal agency, provide electronic and information technology products that are accessible to people with disabilities. Under Section 508, CDC and other federal agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to this technology that is comparable to the access available to others. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology.
CDC is committed to providing resources that are accessible to people of all abilities. If you find that any of our information products, including what you see on this site, are not in compliance with Section 508, please contact us by e-mail (email@example.com) or phone at (404) 639-3534. When you contact us, please refer to the specific information found to be non- compliant. This will help us address the issue more quickly.
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