External User Services Section 508 Compliance
- In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d) as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (P.L. 105 - 220), August 7, 1998 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities.
- Specifically, Section 508 of that act requires that when Federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use EIT, Federal employees with disabilities have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access and use by Federal employees who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.
- CGI Federal, which has been contracted by CMS to support the External User Services help desk, will adhere to Federal standards for Section 508 compliance for the eushelpdesk website. Please go to www.section508.gov for additional information on Section 508.