Categories
Latest News

Section 508

Updated on July 25, 2014

Saitech Inc has recently qualified for IT Var Section 508 Compliance. This has opened a new gateway to new business opportunities and relationships. The Section 508 compliance qualifies us to reach out to employees with disabilities whom work at Federal Agencies This also helps us reach out to members of  the general public with disabilities that are seeking services or information from a Federal Agency. This is formally stated below:

Purpose of Section 508

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d) applies when Federal Agencies Develop, Procure, Maintain or Use Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Section 508 has two main purposes:

  1. 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.
  2. Ensure individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from a Federal agency, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities

Section 508 and the Federal Acquisition Process

Section 508 is implemented through FAR requirements on the Federal acquisition of ICT. Section 508 impacts the Federal acquisition process in each of the following steps:

ALSO READ  Powering the Supreme Court of Orange County with Tripp Lite

acqprocess

Visit their website for more information on Section 508: https://www.buyaccessible.gov/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *