In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act and strengthened provisions covering access to information in the Federal sector for people with disabilities. As amended, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires access to the Federal government's electronic and information technology. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Federal agencies must ensure that this technology is accessible to employees and the public. In compliance with Section 508, the Fort Carson Web Site is dedicated to making all of our web pages accessible to all of our visitors.
This page provides links to some major private organizations involved with accessibility issues and to the public law and Section 508 requirements of the Federal IT Accessibility Initiative. These links are provided only to promote better understanding of the law and Section 508 requirements and is in no way intended to recommend the use of any particular source in preference to any other source or sources.
- CAST (www.cast.org) is a not for profit organization that uses technology to expand opportunities for all people, including those with disabilities.
- The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential as a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding.
- HQDA Guidance on implementation of Section 508 compliance 6 Mar 01 Section 508 of the Federal IT Accessibility Initiative
- Workforce Investment Act of 1998