In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to person with disabilities. 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. 794 d), agencies must give persons with disabilities, both Federal employees and members of the public, access to information that is comparable to access available to others.

Generally, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), require that State and local governments provide qualified individuals with disabilities equal access to their programs, services, or activities.

The City of Jacksonville is committed to providing accessible information to all citizens, and is continually seeking resources to improve For more information please visit the City's Accessibility Statement.

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Additional resources:

United States Access Board
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Self Identification

Kara Tucker
Programs and Services Manager, 508 Compliance Officer
Phone: (904) 630-4980
TTY: (904) 630-4933
Fax: (904) 630-3476