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Section 508 Compliance/Accessibility: Section 508 Compliance Explained

Dalton State is committed to making our entire campus 508 compliant and accessible.

Section 508 Compliance and ADA

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  • Section 508 (USG) - an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal law mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a disability rights law  that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs run by federal agencies; programs that receive federal financial assistance; in federal employment; and in the employment practices of federal contractors.
  • ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a disability rights law that prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.
  • Why Our Compliance? - States that receive funds through the Assistive Technology Act are required to comply with 508. Georgia receives funds under the Assistive Technology Act. Therefore, the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has determined that all institutions under the Board of Regents fall within the scope of Section 508 standards. The Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards were released on December 21, 2000, consequently the deadline for 508 compliance was June 21, 2001.

Section 508 webinar

Materials from online webinar "Section 508 Compliance and Online Course Content"

by Janet Sylvia, OCTS CAES and UGA Web Accessibility Group, Co-­‐Leader