In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual's ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals.
Eastern Lancaster County School District is committed to providing our employees, students, and visitors with the most current and timely information possible. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act as amended, 29 U.S.C. Section 794d, requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities.
We are continually striving toward 100% compliancy. If you have difficulty accessing any portion of this site or would like additional information on our 508 initiative, please email the Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome any ideas or comments that help us improve the accessibility and usability of our Web site.
Relevant Web Page References:
- Federal IT Access Initiative: www.section508.gov
- Access Board Section 508: www.access-board.gov/508.htm
- Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium: www.w3.org/WAI/
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0: www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT