Office of Acquisition and Logistics — Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contracting
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires Federal government entities ensure that Federal employees and members of the public with disabilities have comparable access to and use of electronic information and technology — unless it is an undue burden to do so (significant difficulty or expense).
Who is responsible?
We will no longer publish vendor documents to our website or the Contract Catalog Search Tool that do not conform to the Section 508 compliance standards. This includes GSA Advantage & configured pricelists as well as modification documents. It is the vendor’s responsibility to ensure that these documents are conformant to the VAs 508 standards. The VA’s Section 508 office provides comprehensive checklists that walk you through the standards and requirements for compliant software and web applications, video/multimedia, equipment, and documents. Furthermore, we recommend that any documents, including pricelists, proposals, presentations, etc. you draft specifically related to your Schedule contract or for a Federal agency be made 508 compliant.
The Access Board has developed technical standards applying to electronic and information technology products that are acquired, developed, maintained, or used by a Federal agency. The standards provide criteria specific to various technologies, including:
Visit the Access-Board to read the current regulations and public comments; or keep up-to-date with the VA’s requirements through the VA’s Section 508 office.