Section 508

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 requires that web-based information and data be equally accessible to individuals with and without disabilities. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has determined that institutions under the Board of Regents fall within the scope of Section 508.   Please see Overview of Section 508 for more information.

Accessibility is a high priority issue for the Board of Regents (BoR), the University System of Georgia (USG) and Georgia Southern University. By endorsing Web accessibility guidelines established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Georgia Southern strives to provide full access to institutional information, programs and activities offered through the Web while meeting federal regulations and USG policy.   The University addresses accessibility compliance through the following activities:

Accessibility Forums
The University participates in University System and facilitates campus forums to discuss accessibility, build awareness, and adopt practices for implementation of accessibility compliance.
Training Materials
Georgia Southern University participates in USG training and offers campus-based consultations to content providers who are responsible for publishing web content.
Resources & Assessment Tools
Georgia Southern University provides resources and tools for assessing accessibility compliance.
Georgia Southern University seeks to utilizes technology applications that facilitate accessibility and comply with ADA Section 508 regulations.



Last updated: 3/7/2014

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