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Accessibility

Overview

The Selective Service System is committed to making its website accessible to the largest audience possible, including individuals with disabilities. In keeping with its mission, Selective Service complies by implementing the regulations of the Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

For Alternate Access to Web Information

With few exceptions, all Selective Service information is accessible using screen readers and other accessibility tools. Some information prior to 2015 may not be available in accessible formats. This website is a fluid document, we are continuously updating content and incorporating accessibility features as we go along.

Synopsis of Section 508 Accessibility Requirements

Section 508 requires federal agencies to make all electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to individuals with disabilities unless it would create undue burden on the agency. The requirements of Section 508 apply to an agency’s procurement of EIT, as well as the agency’s development, maintenance, or use of EIT.

Although federal agencies are required to make all EIT Section 508 compliant, individuals may only file complaints or lawsuits to enforce Section 508’s requirements for EIT systems purchased or deployed on or after June 21, 2001. Learn more at FAR Final Rule.

It should be noted, however, that federal agencies have additional responsibilities under Section 501 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. These Sections require that agencies:

  • Provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities
  • Ensure members of the public with disabilities can access EIT
  • Take other actions necessary to prevent discrimination on the basis of disability in their programs

 

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