What is Section 508?
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act makes it mandatory for federal agencies to maintain all the information and communications to be accessible for people with any kind of disabilities. This applies to people in all walks of life regardless of whether work with the federal government. Section 508 compliance standards enable employees with any kind of disabilities to access work on computers, phones and any other equipment they use. The person can access information about any programs, take part in training or use the internal website for getting access to any information. By implementing this law, if a person with a disability applies for a job with the federal government has access to the same level of information as the person who does not have any disability.