Public agencies

In order to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, federal agencies (as well as some states, cities, universities, and many other public sector organizations) must purchase only electronic and information technology (E&IT) that is accessible.  The Section 508 regulations provide some guidance, but not enough to really help you make the necessary purchasing decisions.Many public agencies are going beyond Section 508 in procuring technology, and are looking for help in addressing a wider range of accessibility issues.

Inclusive Technologies offers training and technical assistance to public agencies.  We have worked with federal agencies, state departments, municipal governments, and health care and educational institutions at all levels.

Product Procurement Research

In order to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, federal agencies (as well as some states, cities, universities, and many other public sector organizations) must purchase only electronic and information technology that is accessible. The Section 508 regulations provide some guidance, but not enough to really help you make the necessary purchasing decisions. In order to purchase accessible, compliant products, your agency must understand, beyond the VPAT, where accessibility appears in commercially available products and services. Inclusive Technologies offers training and technical assistance to public agencies. We have worked with federal agencies, state departments, municipal governments, and health care and educational institutions at all levels.

We know 508, and we know accessibility.  We understand how to analyze mainstream products for accessibility, and for their adherence to Section 508.  Best of all, we understand how industry works, because we provide services to them on the same issue.

Please contact us for procurement guidance and other public sector services.