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Compliance Information

The IBWC is dedicated to complying with all laws, regulations, executive orders, and policies. Following are reports that show our current status reports on compliance regulations.

Section 508

Section 508 is a federal law that requires all federal agencies to develop, maintain, procure or use electronic and informational technology accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 are technical requirements outlined to all agencies standardizing measurements to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to electronic information and data equal to those without disabilities. For more information related to Section 508 and technical standards please refer to Section508.gov.

Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. §§ 4151--57)

The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires access to facilities that are designed, built, altered, or leased with Federal funds. The Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the ABA. The Access Board's accessibility standards are available on their website at www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/buildings-and-sites/about-the-aba-standards, and information about filing a complaint may be found at https://www.access-board.gov/enforcement/.

If you have feedback or concerns related to any content and the accessibility measures taken on this website, please contact the USIBWC Section 508 Coordinator by email at compliance@ibwc.gov. Please ensure you include the specific site you are referring to, snapshots, or specific text on the problems you have encountered.

For any comments or questions related to this agency’s Section 508 program, please contact the USIBWC Section 508 Coordinator by email at compliance@ibwc.gov.

Links to Third Party Websites

Some pages on this website may contain links to third party sites not operated by the USIBWC. These sites may not adhere to the Section 508 standards. The USIBWC is not responsible for the content and accessibility of those sites, their partners, or advertisers.

Related Laws

It is important to understand Section 508 in the context of other laws related to federal disability policy. In addition to Section 508, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 has several other sections:

Section 501 and 505 - Prohibits federal employers from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities
Section 503 - Prohibits employment discrimination based on disability by federal contractors or subcontractors
Section 504 - Prohibits federal agencies, programs, or activities from discriminating and requires reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities.