Wednesday, September 12, 2012

USDOJ: Justice Department Releases a Report on Accessibility of Federal Government Electronic and Information Technology


The Justice Department announced the release of its “Section 508 report to the President and Congress: “Accessibility of Federal Electronic and Information Technology.”  The report, authorized under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 508) provides findings based on a survey of federal agencies on the accessibility of their electronic and information technology (EIT) and the procedures used to implement the requirements of Section 508.
 
 “Technology and technological innovations can improve everyone’s lives.  However, if technology is not accessible, persons with disabilities can’t benefit from those improvements,” said Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division.  “It is not terribly difficult or expensive to ensure that technology is accessible, but accessibility has often been an afterthought.  Modifying existing technology to make it accessible is much more difficult and much more expensive than designing technology in an accessible manner in the first place.”

USDOJ: Justice Department Releases a Report on Accessibility of Federal Government Electronic and Information Technology

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