Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d)
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a component of the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS), 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.
If you have comments and/or questions related to the agency's Section 508 program,
please contact the Section 508 Coordinator via email at USCIS-Section508@uscis.dhs.gov.
Architectural Barriers Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. §§ 4151--57)
The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires access to facilities that are designed, built,
altered, or leased with federal funds. The Access Board is the federal agency responsible for
enforcing the ABA. The Access Board's accessibility standards are available on their website
at About the ABA Standards,
and information about filing a complaint may be found at File a Complaint.