Accessibility Services and Resources
Section 508 | Federal Electronic and Information Technology
On August 7, 1998, President Clinton signed into law the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998, which covers access to federally funded programs and services. The law strengthens section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and requires access to electronic and information technology provided by the Federal government. ...read more
The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Federal agencies must ensure that this technology is accessible to employees and members of the public with disabilities to the extent it does not pose an “undue burden.” Section 508 speaks to various means for disseminating information, including computers, software, and electronic office equipment. It applies to, but is not solely focused on, Federal pages on the Internet or the World Wide Web. It does not apply to web pages of private industry.
The Board is responsible for developing accessibility standards for such technology for incorporation into regulations that govern Federal procurement practices. The net result will be that Federal agencies will have to purchase electronic and information technology that is accessible except where it would cause an “undue burden.” The law also provides a complaint process under which complaints concerning access to technology will be investigated by the responsible Federal agency. More information on Section 508 and the technical standards can be found at www.section508.gov.
Reporting an Accessibility Issue
If you wish to report an issue related to the accessibility of any content of the WorkTexas website, regardless of whether the websites or documents are maintained or distributed by WorkTexas, you may do so in any of the following ways:
- Complete the online form below. Please include the web address or URL along with a detailed description of the problems you have encountered.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the web address or URL along with a detailed description of the problems you have encountered.
- Submit written correspondence to: WorkTexas Accessibility Designee, 6006 North Freeway Houston, TX. 77076. In your correspondence, please include the web address or URL along with a detailed description of the problems you have encountered.
To report an accessibility issue or request special accommodations to participate in our information sessions or trainings:
Manager of Enrollment & Training Support Specialist
Workforce Development Director