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Section 508 & Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Notice of Rights

Notice of Rights Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 794d)

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) requires all electronic and information technology (also referred to as information and communication technology or ICT) that is developed, procured, maintained, or used by a federal agency to be accessible to people with disabilities. Examples of ICT include web sites, telephones, multimedia devices, and copiers. Access available to individuals with disabilities must be comparable to access available to others. Standards for Section 508 compliance are developed and maintained by the United States Access Board. Further information about the Access Board's standards and Section 508 generally may be found at https://www.section508.gov/.

If you have questions about the DOC’s Section 508 program, please contact Jennifer Jessup at (202) 482-0336 or via e-mail at jjessup@doc.gov.

For information about filing a complaint against DOC and its bureaus under Section 508, contact:

  • Deputy Director/Director, Administration and Special Projects Division

        Office of Civil Rights

        1401 Constitution Avenue, NW

        Rm 6058

        Washington, DC 20230

        e-mail: ocr@doc.gov, Subject Line: Section 508 Complaint

To file a complaint against another agency, contact that agency's Section 508 Coordinator. Contact information for Section 508 Coordinators may be found at https://section508.gov/tools/coordinator-listing.

Notice of Rights Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. §§ 4151--57)

The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires access to facilities that are designed, built, altered, or leased with Federal funds be accessible to individuals with disabilities. The Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the ABA. The Access Board's accessibility standards are available on their website at https://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/buildings-and-sites/about-the-aba-standards. Information about filing an ABA  complaint may be found at https://www.access-board.gov/aba-enforcement/file-a-complaint.