In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act and strengthened provisions covering access to information in the Federal sector for people with disabilities. As amended, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires access to the Federal government's electronic and information technology. 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 the public.
In compliance with Section 508, the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) is dedicated to making all of our web pages accessible to all of our visitors.
This page provides links to some major private organizations involved with accessibility issues and to the public law and Section 508 requirements of the Federal IT Accessibility Initiative. These links are provided only to promote better understanding of the law and Section 508 requirements and is in no way intended to recommend the use of any particular source in preference to any other source or sources.
Anyone encountering difficulties reading any of our Web pages is encouraged to tell us by using Webmaster Mail. Please indicate the page URL and the browser or reading appliance used and a brief explanation of the problem encountered.
CAST is a not for profit organization that uses technology to expand opportunities for all people, including those with disabilities.
World Wide Web Consortium
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential as a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding.
Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program (CAP)
CAP provides accommodations to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities throughout the Department of Defense (DoD).
As part of this effort, CAP is committed to supporting research and activities that increase the accessibility of World Wide Web (WWW) for people with disabilities.