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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.9

Section 508 Standards for Information and Communications Technology
Section 508 Standards for Information and Communications Technology Standard or Specification

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Section 508 is a federal law that applies to all Information and Communications Technology procured, developed, maintained, or used by federal agencies. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is partially defined as anything used in the creation, conversion, or duplication of data or information. The Section 508 standards require that all ICT developed, maintained, procured or used by federal agencies be accessible to and usable by employees with disabilities and members of the public with disabilities who are seeking information or services from the Government.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information:
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.3
Decision Date: 03/31/2020
Aliases: Section 508 Standards for Electronic and Information Technology; Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 USC 794d), as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Public Law 105-220
Introduced By: TRM Request
Standards Body: U. S. Access Board
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (03/31/2020).