Effective Date: January 06, 2011
Expiration Date: July 06, 2016
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a. This document establishes procedural requirements for providing accessible Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) with special emphasis on implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Section 508 requires Federal agencies' electronic and information technology be accessible to individuals with disabilities. This policy is meant to aid in the understanding of Section 508 and assign responsibility to key stakeholders in order to achieve and maintain compliance.
a. This NPR is applicable to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and employees. It applies to EIT acquired, developed, and maintained by or for NASA for use by NASA employees, employees of other Federal agencies, and the public on or after June 25, 2001.
b. This document does not apply to EIT acquired, developed, or maintained by contractors solely to be used by contractors in developing products or services for NASA and which has not been procured under Government contract.
c. For additional information regarding NASA Procurements, please refer to NASA Procurement Information Circular (PIC) 05-01.
a. Sections 11101 and 11103, Information Technology Management (Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (CCA)), 40 U.S.C. § 11101, 11103.
b. Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Pub. L. 93-112, 29 U.S.C. § 791.
c. Telecommunications for the Disabled Act of 1982, Pub. L. 97-410, 47 U.S.C. § 610.
d. Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988, Pub. L. 100-394, 47 U.S.C. § 610.
e. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Pub. L. 105-220, 29 U.S.C. § 794(d).
f. Assistive Technology Act of 1998, Pub. L. 105-394, 29 U.S.C. § 2201.
g. Rehabilitation Act, 29 C.F.R. § 1614.203.
h. OMB Circular A-11, Preparation, Submission, and Execution of the Budget.
i. OMB Circular A-130, Management of Federal Information Resources.
j. NPD 2800.1, Managing Information Technology.
k. NASA Procurement Information Circular (PIC) 05-01, Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility.
a. 36 CFR Part 1194, Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards.
b. FAR Subpart 39.2, Electronic and Information Technology.
c. Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 97-27, Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility.
d. NPR 2210.1, Release of NASA Software.
This policy acts as a guide to NASA's internal implementation of Federal law. Compliance with this policy is verified by Agency and Center Section 508 Coordinators.
Chief Information Officer
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