(a) This part implements section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.Section 504 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs or activities conducted
by executive agencies or by the Postal Service. This part also implements section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Section 508 requires that executive agencies and the Postal Service ensure, absent
an undue burden, that individuals with disabilities have access to electronic and
information technology that is comparable to the access of individuals who are not
(b) The standards relating to electronic and information technology expressed in this
part are intended to be consistent with the standards announced by the Architectural
and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board on December 21, 2000. Those standards are codified at 36 CFR part 1194.
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