Watervliet Arsenal Section 508 Compliance Information

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was amended by Congress in 1998 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. The purpose of Section 508 is to eliminate the obstacles that information technology may present to accessing information, present people with disabilities with new opportunities, provide people with disabilities access to information that is comparable to the access available to others, and encourage the development of technologies that facilitate achieving these goals. Therefore, agencies must comply with accessibility requirements when procuring, developing, using or maintaining electronic and information technology unless doing so causes an undue burden in effort or expense.

Which Watervliet Arsenal customers are affected by these requirements?

All of our customers operating as federal agencies as well as partners who sell our products to federal agencies.

How is Watervliet Arsenal responding to this regulation?

Watervliet Arsenal understands the importance of complying with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act in providing accessibility to people with disabilities. We believe that we have achieved that goal, however, should a visitor to the official Watervliet Arsenal Web Site find difficulty navigating or viewing pages, please contact Webmaster for assistance


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