April 9, 2020
Accessibility of Electronic and Information Technology and Facilities
The Department of the Navy is committed to ensuring the DON's electronic and information technology, such as websites, electronic documents, hardware and software, are accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In addition, the DON shall ensure that its facilities and physical ...
by Sherrian Finneran - October 27, 2011
Since 1998, when Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act, all federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, are required to make electronic and information technology (E&IT) accessible to individuals with disabilities. The law applies to all federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology.
October 3, 2011
President Obama declared October 2011 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. During this month, the skills that people with disabilities bring to the workforce are recognized, and the federal government rededicates itself to improving employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors for those living with disabilities.