After 10 years, limited maturity of agencies’ Section 508 programs ‘largely unchanged’
Updated: Apr 10
After a decade, the Justice Department finally offered some more clarity on how well federal agencies are meeting website accessibility requirements.
Several agencies are still missing the mark when it comes to compliance with Section 508, according to a DOJ report published in February. Section 508, a provision of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, requires agencies to make electronic information and data accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Although some agencies are meeting the accessibility web standards, the departments of Agriculture, Labor, State and Veterans Affairs reported that 50% or less of their public-facing websites comply with the requirements.
DOJ, along with the General Services Administration, released the latest compliance report as part of a requirement to regularly publish updates on federal website accessibility. Despite a mandate to release a new report every two years, it has been over a decade since the Justice Department published its last report.
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