Compliance with Section 508 Accessibility Laws

Information on Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and compliance with accessibility standards on websites and creation of electronic documents.

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires that all website 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, and includes all formats of documents, such as PDFs (Portable Document Format), Word documents, Excel, and powerpoint.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has created a comprehensive website with many helpful tools, including: