Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 794d)
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires all electronic and information technology (also referred to as information and communication technology or ICT) that is developed, procured, maintained, or used by a federal agency to be accessible to people with disabilities. Examples of ICT include web sites, telephones, multimedia devices, and copiers. Access available to individuals with disabilities must be comparable to access available to others. Standards for Section 508 compliance are developed and maintained by the United States Access Board. Further information about the Access Board’s standards and Section 508 generally may be found at www.section508.gov.
If you have questions about access to ICT, e-mail email@example.com. For information about filing a complaint against the STB under Section 508, contact the STB’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office at (202) 245-0237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 United States Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the ABA. The Access Board’s accessibility standards are available on its 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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If the requester is dissatisfied with that response, a written request for reconsideration may be addressed again to the Information Quality Officer. As a neutral senior staff person who neither originates nor collects the information, the Information Quality Officer reviews the request for reconsideration, discusses the initial response with the office that responded, and within 60 days decides whether to revise that response. The Information Quality Guidelines do not provide for further appeal to either the Board itself or to the courts.
For more detailed information about submitting a Request for Correction under the Board’s IQ Guidelines, see the STB’s Information Quality Guidelines.