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508 Compliancy for Public Facing Documents

Section 508 requires Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people 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 disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to access available to others. NTIS offers remediation services for processing Section 508 compliant electronic documents. Learn more on Section 508 at

NTIS removes the barriers to your electronic content to allow Assistive Technology Tools, such as screen readers, to function effectively and provide complete Accessibility to all for the life of your information. NTIS offers:

High Volume Remediation For Accessible Section 508 Compliant Electronic Documents

Delivers processing of electronic documents to meet accessibility requirements in accordance to Section 508.

Development of Accessible Section 508 Compliant Document Templates

Providing solutions for creating Section 508 compliant accessible interactive form templates for effective collection of data via the enterprise or web.

Training for the Creation and Authoring of Accessible Electronic Content

NTIS provides training solutions for creating accessible content at the author level, delivering a variety of accessibility training tools including:

  • The most advanced eLearning courses
  • Customized classroom style training sessions
  • Train-The-Trainer Accessibility Programs
  • Trainer led Accessibility Skills Practice Sessions