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Assistance

The ITTATC is charged with helping businesses, state governments, and consumers to understand the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act. The Center also works to promote the principles and benefits of universal design in the development of electronic and information technology (E&IT).

ITTATC's ultimate goal is to provide its customers with information that they can apply as they overcome barriers to achieving E&IT accessibility. Following are some examples of the assistance we can provide in support of that goal:

For Businesses
  • Understand the requirements of Sections 508 and 255
  • Become aware of the barriers encountered by people with disabilities and the solutions that can help them overcome those barriers
  • Learn how to incorporate accessibility principles into the product design process
  • Find out what accessible design tools are available to support your efforts
For State Governments
  • Learn what other states are doing to promote E&IT accessibility
  • Gain insight into successful approaches to implementing accessibility initiatives at the state level
For Consumers
  • Understand your rights under Sections 508 and 255
  • Learn how to find accessible E&IT
  • Gain insight into how you can influence the product design process through participation in focus groups and accessibility testing
ITTATC is not authorized to provide legal advice or compliance determinations, nor can we provide consulting services to apply the standards to your particular situation.

For official federal agency responses to your Section 508 inquiries, you can contact the U.S. Access Board at 508@access-board.gov. You can address Section 255 complaints or inquiries to fccinfo@fcc.gov. For a list of technology accessibility consultants, visit the ITTATC's list of accessibility consultants.
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Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center
Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access
Georgia Institute of Technology
490 10th Street NW · Atlanta, GA 30318
Telephone: 1-800-726-9119 (Voice/TTY) · Fax: 404-894-9320 · Email: ittatc@ittatc.org

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