ACCESSIBILITY OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
|Publication Date:||14 November 2017|
Purpose: This issuance, in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5144.02:
• Implements Section 794d of Title 29, United States Code (U.S.C.), also known as "Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973;" Part 1194 of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR); and Subpart 39.2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Collectively, these authorities are referred to in this issuance as "Section 508."
• Assigns responsibilities and provides procedures to ensure:
o Individuals with disabilities have access to and use of ICT that the DoD develops, acquires, maintains, or uses.
o Such access and use of ICT are comparable to what individuals without disabilities are provided.
APPLICABILITY. This issuance applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this issuance as the "DoD Components").