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Section 508 at HUD

 

Section 508 at HUD

 

Section 508 - Accessibility of Electronic and Information Technology

 

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. & 794d)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is committed to making its information and communication technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities by meeting or exceeding the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 508 requires all electronic and information technology (also referred to as information and communication technology or ICT) that is developed, procured, maintained, or used by a federal agency to be accessible to people with disabilities. Learn more about accessibility at HUD: https://www.hud.gov/accessibility. Examples of ICT include web sites, telephones, multimedia devices, and copiers, Access available to individuals with disabilities must be comparable to access available to others. Standards for Section 508 compliance are developed and maintained by the United States Access Board. Further information about the Access Board's standards and Section 508 generally may be found at www.section508.gov.

If you have questions about the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 508 program supporting ICT, e-mail HUD's Section 508 Coordinator/Assistive Technology Coordinator at Jeffrey.L.Salit@HUD.gov.  For information about filing a complaint against HUD under Section 508, contact the Office of Departmental Equal Employment Opportunity (ODEEO) at EEO@HUD.gov or by phone at (202) 708-5921. To file a complaint against another agency, contact that agency's Section 508 Coordinator. Contact information for Section 508 Coordinators may be found at www.section508.gov/508-coordinator-listing.

Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. && 4151--47)

The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires access to facilities that are designed, built, altered, or leased by or on behalf of the Federal government. The Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the ABA. The Access Board's accessibility standards are available on their website at www.access-board.gov/aba/ufas.html and information about filing a complaint may be found at www.access-board.gov/enforcement.

To promote accessibility of its EIT, and the EIT of its contractors and grantees, HUD has issued a Departmental policy on compliance with Section 508, which is available at HUD Policy on Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Accessible Technology.

Last Updated: April 03, 2023

 

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Additional information regarding HUD's Assistive Technology Program is available at
https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/cio/ASSISTIVETECH

More information on Section 508 can also be found at:

  1. The U.S. Access Board's Section 508 webpage at: https://www.access-board.gov/ict.html
  2. The General Services Administration's Section 508 webpage at: https://www.gsa.gov/policy-regulations/policy/information-technology-policy/it-accessibilitysection-508
  3. The General Services Administration's Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program: https://section508.gov
  4. The World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 3.0: https://www.w3.org/TR/wcag-3.0/

 

If you have any questions or require additional information please contact HUD at: Section508@hud.gov.