The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs conducted by Federal agencies, in programs receiving Federal financial assistance, in Federal employment, and in the employment practices of Federal contractors. Section 504 states that "no qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall be excluded from, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under" any program or activity that either receives Federal financial assistance or is conducted by any executive agency.
Section 508 establishes requirements for electronic and information technology developed, maintained, procured, or used by the Federal government. Section 508 requires Federal electronic and information technology to be accessible to individuals with disabilities, including U.S government employees and the general public.
The United Stated Access Board has issued standards and protocols regarding electronic and information technology under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) is committed to adhere, maintain and operate its website and the dissemination of departmental communication in compliance with Section 508 and promulgated standards and protocols to ensure maximum access and use of educational and related documentation, information, and source materials. For additional information relating to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Telecommunication Act, please visit the United States Access Board website.
Fill out the "Assistance for Accessibility" form listed below or contact our ALSDE Communications Section for inquiries regarding accessibility.
Assistance for Accessibility