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The Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) rulemaking has concluded. The PROWAG final rule has been published in the Federal Register. Please visit the Access Board’s PROWAG page for the guidelines.

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 and on our website. The W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 can be found at

In addition to features necessary for supporting the Revised Section 508 Standards and WCAG 2.0 Level AA, section headings are used to organize the content, and all videos incorporate descriptive narration in addition to captioning. In developing our site, templates are subjected to automated and end-user testing. New content is subjected to expert inspection. Content updates are checked for accessibility before being deployed.

Our website content is provided primarly in HTML format. Accessible PDF (Portable Document Format) 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; phone 1-202-272-0024. If applicable, please include the webpage URL and the specific problems you have encountered.

If you would like to file a Section 508 related complaint, please contact Dru Gordon, Chief of Staff at or phone 1-202-272-0022. Letters should be addressed to:

Dru Gordon
Chief of Staff
Access Board
1331 F Street NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC  20004-1111

Questions about accessibility of information and communication technologies may be directed to

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 or e-mail us at

Page reviewed and updated 12 February 2024.