The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is committed to making its electronic and information technologies (EITs) accessible to individuals with disabilities by meeting or exceeding the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended. Section 508 is a Federal law that requires agencies to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to electronic information and data comparable to those who do not have disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. Section 508 applies to Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain or use EIT. The Section 508 standards are the technical requirements and criteria that are used to measure conformance within this law. More information on Section 508 and the technical standards can be found at Section508.gov.
If you have feedback or concerns related to the accessibility of any content on this website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The email should include the web address or URL and the specific problems encountered.
If you would like to file a Section 508-related complaint, please contact the DOI Section 508 Program via email at email@example.com or phone (202) 208-1530.
If you have comments or questions related to the DOI Section 508 Program, please contact the DOI Section 508 Program Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (202) 208-1530. For comments or questions regarding bureau/office Section 508 programs, please contact the Bureau/Office Section 508 Coordinator.
For additional information on Section 508 requirements, please visit the websites listed below:
- DOI Section 508 Program: Provides DOI’s Section 508 policies and guidelines, Bureau and Office contact information, and resources related to Section 508.
- Access Board - Section 508: Provides the Section 508 standards issued by the Access Board.
- Web Accessibility Initiative: Provides strategies, guidelines and resources to ensure the Web is accessible to people with disabilities.
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0: Provides recommendations for making Web content accessible.
The Federal Relay Service (FedRelay) is a Federal government telecommunications service, which enables Federal employees who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf or blind or have speech disabilities equal communication access. The FedRelay is accessible domestically (fifty states as well as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the District of Columbia) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays). All calls are strictly confidential and no records of conversations are maintained. Information on FedRelay toll-free and toll access numbers are accessible at the FRS website.
The DOI Accessible Technology Program was established in June 2000 to support employees with disabilities by determining the appropriate assistive technology and ergonomic solutions for that individual. These accommodations will enable employees with a disability to equal access to information technology. For additional information on accessibility within DOI, visit the Accessibility Technology Center website.
- DOI's Office of Civil Rights provides information on civil rights and equal opportunity programs including disability-related topics.
- Disability.gov is a Federal government website that provides comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide.
Last Updated: July 15, 2013