Accessibility / 508 Compliance

FEDITC makes special considerations to the accessibility standards outlined within Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, per the 1998 Amendments, 29 U.S.C. 794d, and the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board's Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Standards at 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1194, in order to best meet the needs of the blind, visually impaired, deaf, hearing impaired, speech impaired, and motor impaired. The following Section 508 Accessibility Standard(s) (Technical Standards, Functional Performance Criteria, and Information, Documentation, and Support) will be implemented and taken into consideration throughout FEDITC's performance during the Task Order (TO). FEDITC has identified all EIT products and services offered through the duration of this TO, and certify we are Section 508 compliant in the following categories.


Subpart B - Technical Standards


1194.21 - Software Applications and Operating Systems

The software/application will be designed to operate utilizing the touch features and keyboard of the mobile device. Each feature of the application can be interacted with via the devices keyboard (physical and onscreen), touch gestures, capacitive buttons, and trackball when available.


1194.22 - Web Based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications

A text equivalent will be provided for every non-text element. To accomplish, descriptions will be applied within the tags of non-textual elements, such as images and multimedia. This will also apply to audio descriptions to ensure that captions are correct and appear at the appropriate time.


1194.23 - Telecommunications Products

FEDITC will ensure that communication devices used by people who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired, or speech impaired to communicate over networks designed to carry voice support the hookup and successful interoperation of TTY AT. This includes telecommunications devices such as digital, analog, wire, wireless, and Internet-based products and devices such as PBX and telephone answering machines. Furthermore, FEDITC will ensure that microphones are capable of being turned on and off to allow the user to intermix speech with TTY use.


1194.24 - Video and Multimedia Products

Displays and computer equipment will be appropriately equipped to receive, decode, and display closed captions from the signal media utilized. Video and multimedia used for training will provide open and closed caption and be audio described for the comprehension of content.


1194.26 - Desktop and Portable Computers

Device utilizing touch screen controls or touch-operated controls and keys will be tactilely discernible. Also, controls and key will be operable with one hand without great difficulty. Special consideration is also made for contact with objects such as mouth sticks, styluses, or pencils.


Subpart C - Functional Performance Criteria


1194.31 - Functional Performance Criteria

FEDITC is committed to ensure that the individual accessibility components work together to create an accessible product. The requirements cover operation - including input and control functions, operation of mechanisms, and access to visual and audible information.


Subpart D - Information, Documentation, and Support


1194.41 - Information, Documentation, and Support

Product support documentation provided to end-users will be made available in alternate formats upon request, at no additional charge. End-users will have access to a description of the accessibility and compatibility features of products in alternate formats or alternate methods upon request, at no additional charge. Support services for products will accommodate the communication needs of end-users with disabilities.

Location of supporting 508 Compliance documentation

The information regarding FEDITC's Section 508 compliance can be found at this location:

www.section508.gov