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Section 508 Contracting

Agency Responsibilities 

The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 48 CFR 39.2 states the when acquiring ICT, agencies must ensure:

  • 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; and
  • Members of the public with disabilities seeking information or services from an agency have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access to and use of information and data by members of the public who are not individuals with disabilities.

Resources

Standard contract clause. The contracting officer is responsible for ensuring this language is included in all contracts.

The FHWA standard 508 contract kick off presentation recording is available to help avoid common Section 508 failures that are hard to fix at the end of a contract.

Section 508 You are the key

Disclaimer: FHWA is committed to making its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessible by meeting the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The tools, resources, criteria and other items provided herein are for internal use by FHWA for ICT it procures, develops, maintains, and utilizes. The U.S. Government assumes no liability for the use by third parties of the information contained in this website. The U.S. Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trademarks or manufacturers' names appear on this website only because they are considered essential to the objective of the information.