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Accessibility

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

The National Council on Disability 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, NCD’s web pages are being 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. The W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 can be found at www.w3.org/tr/wcag20.

If you have questions about the NCD’s Section 508 program supporting ICT,  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 our Section 508 coordinator and webmaster Nicholas Sabula at nsabula@ncd.gov or by phone (202) 272-2076. 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 Anne Sommers McIntosh, Executive Director at amcintosh@ncd.gov

By fax, please fax to the attention of Anne Sommers McIntosh to (202) 272-2022.

By mail, please send your letters to:

Anne Sommers McIntosh
Executive Director
National Council on Disability
1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20004

Questions about accessibility of information and communication technologies may be directed to publicaffairs@ncd.gov.

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

The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires access to facilities that are designed, built, altered, or leased with Federal funds. The Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the ABA. The Access Board’s accessibility standards are available on their website at www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/buildings-and-sites/about-the-aba-standards, and information about filing a complaint may be found at www.access-board.gov/aba-enforcement/file-a-complaint.

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