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Section 508 is an amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a US federal law. Section 508 requires US federal government agencies to give employees and members of the public with disabilities access to electronic information and technology that is comparable to access available to others. Agencies must also consider accessibility when purchasing or using information technology.

The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. ' 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.

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