Section 508

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act as amended, 29 U.S.C. Section 794d, requires that when federal agencies develop, procure, maintain or use electronic and information technology (IT), they must ensure that federal employees and members of the public with disabilities, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that which is available to individuals without disabilities, unless meeting compliance standards would pose an undue burden.

The Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment web pages have been tested in accordance with the provisions of the aforementioned Act. If you have difficulty accessing any portion of the applications in Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment Web site or would like additional information on Section 508, please contact the appropriate parties at the Vendor Customer Support or Government Customer Support. Any ideas or comments are welcome that help to improve the accessibility and usability of the Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment Web site.

  1. Because of the nature of the architectural products provided in the Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment web site, some may not be available in an accessible format.
  2. Where a document is not available on-line in an accessible format, an individual with a disability may request that the information be made available in an alternate format. All requests are followed up on as soon as possible.
  3. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no other attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits. Raw data logs are used for no other purposes and are scheduled for regular destruction in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration guidelines.

Access Keys

Where possible, access keys will be underlined. If the access key is not underlined, then it will be made available via scroll over title text.

The applications in Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment adhere to standards similar to the UK Government recommendations for access keys:

  1. S - Skip Navigation
  2. 1 - Home Page / Logout
  3. 2 - What's New
  4. 3 - Site Index (Not Used)
  5. 4 - Search (Not Used)
  6. 5 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
  7. 6 - Help
  8. 7 - Customer Support
  9. 8 - Security & Privacy
  10. 9 - Feedback Form (Only Available after Logon)
  11. 0 - Accessibility

Accessibility Resources

Many documents are presented in .doc and .pdf formats. Plug-ins are made available to render these formats and assist visually impaired users. No endorsement of Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word Viewer, Microsoft Corporation, Adobe Systems, Inc., or warranty is implied or expressed.

  1. Microsoft Accessibility Page (External Link)
  2. Adobe Accessibility Page (External Link)

The links below provide Section 508 information:

  1. Section 508 Main Web Site (External Link)
  2. Public Law 106-246 -- July 13, 2000 Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (External Link)
  3. Section 508 Frequently Asked Questions (External Link)
  4. Department of Defense (DOD) Computer/Electronic Accommodation Program (External Link)
  5. Telephone Service for Speech and Hearing Impaired (Federal Information Relay Service) (External Link)
  6. Internet and Telecommunications Relay Service for the Federal Government (External Link)
  7. Agency Section 508 Coordinators (External Link)
  8. Jim Thatcher.com (External Link)

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