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About the U.S. Access Board

Accessibility Statement

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

The U.S. Access Board 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 is a federal law that requires agencies to provide individuals with disabilities access to electronic and information technology and data comparable to those who do not have disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. To meet this commitment, our web pages have been designed to meet or exceed the Section 508 standards and conform to the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA.

The Section 508 standards are the technical requirements and criteria that are used to measure conformance with the law. More information on Section 508 and the technical standards can be found at www.section508.gov and on our website. The W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 can be found at www.w3.org/tr/wcag20.

In addition to features necessary for supporting the Section 508 standards and WCAG 2.0, section headings are used to organize the content, and all videos incorporate descriptive narration in addition to open captions. In developing our site, templates were subjected to automated and end-user testing. All new content is subjected to expert inspection. Template updates are checked for conformance with the Section 508 standards and WCAG 2.0 before they are deployed.

All our content is provided in HTML. Portable Document Format (PDF) versions are available for most of our longer documents. One popular viewer for PDF files is Acrobat Reader. No endorsement is implied.

Our Section 508 coordinator and webmaster is Bruce Bailey. If you have feedback or concerns related to the accessibility of any content on this website, or have ideas or comments that would help us improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please contact Bruce at bailey@access-board.gov; phone 1-202-272-0024. If applicable, please include the web address or URL and the specific problems you have encountered.

If you would like to file a Section 508 related complaint, please contact Earlene Sesker, Director of Administration at sesker@access-board.gov or phone 1-202-272-0042. Letters should be addressed to:

Earlene Sesker
Director of Administration
Access Board
1331 F Street NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1111

Questions about accessibility of information and communication technologies may be directed to 508@access-board.gov.

Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. §§ 4151-57)

The Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (ABA) requires facilities that are designed, constructed altered, or leased with federal funds to conform to accessibility standards promulgated pursuant to the ABA. The U.S. Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcement of the ABA and the issuance of accessibility guidelines that are subsequently adopted by agencies as ABA standards. Apart from its enforcement obligations, the Access Board is committed to ensuring that its own facilities conform to applicable accessibility standards, specifically the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards (ABAAS) adopted by the U.S. General Services Administration in Federal Management Regulation §102-76.65. The ABAAS is available on our ABAAS webpage. For additional information on the ABA, or to file a complaint alleging violations of applicable ABA standards, visit our website at www.access-board.gov/enforcement or e-mail us at enforce@access-board.gov.