Section 508 Compliance Information
What is Section 508?
Section 508 is an amendment to
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that requires Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology
(EIT) accessible to people with disabilities.
Passed by Congress in 1998, the purpose of Section 508 is to eliminate the obstacles that information technology may present to accessing information, present people with disabilities with new opportunities, provide people with disabilities access to information that is comparable to the access available to others, and encourage the development of technologies that facilitate achieving these goals.
Specifically, Section 508 of that act requires that when Federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use EIT, Federal employees with disabilities have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access and use by Federal employees who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.
Which Technical Difference, Inc. customers are affected by these requirements?
All of our customers operating as federal agencies as well as partners who sell our People-Trak products to federal agencies.
How is Technical Difference, Inc. responding to this regulation?
Technical Difference, Inc. understands the importance of complying with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act in providing technology to Federal agencies that is accessible to people with disabilities. As a result, we have completed the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) for our software product, People-Trak. This document is available upon request from our Sales department. Please contact us at [email protected] to request our VPAT or if you have any questions.
To learn more about the Section 508 requirements:
To learn about the agency responsible for enforcing these requirements: