IMLS Website Accessibility

Accessibility Statement

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities by meeting or exceeding the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended in 1998. Section 508 is a federal law that requires agencies to provide individuals with disabilities equal access to electronic information and data comparable to those who do not have disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. The Section 508 standards are the technical requirements and criteria that are used to measure conformance within this law. More information on Section 508 and the technical standards can be found at www.section508.gov.

Report an Accessibility Problem

If you would like to report an accessibility problem with the IMLS website, please use our Contact Us form to submit the issue. Be sure to select “Website – accessibility” under “Concerning,” and be sure to also specify the web page or file being referenced in reporting the accessibility issue.

Section 508/Accessibility

In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual′s ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily.Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 USC 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.

Assistance with Accessing IMLS Information

Section 508 (29 U.S.C. § 794d) requires that IMLS, as a federal agency, provide electronic and information technology products that are accessible to people with disabilities. Under Section 508, the IMLS and other federal agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to this technology that is comparable to the access available to others. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology.

IMLS is committed to providing resources that are accessible to people of all abilities. If you find that any of our information products, including what you see on this site, are not in compliance with Section 508, please contact us by e-mail to webmaster@imls.gov or phone at 202-653-4757. When you contact us, please refer to the specific information found to be non-compliant. This will help us address the issue more quickly.

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