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NPR 2800.2A
Effective Date: August 05, 2020
Expiration Date: August 05, 2025
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Subject: Information and Communication Technology Accessibility

Responsible Office: Office of the Chief Information Officer

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P.1 Purpose

This document establishes procedural requirements for providing accessible Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with special emphasis on implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, 29 U.S.C. § 794d (Section 508). Section 508 requires Federal agencies' ICT be accessible to individuals with disabilities and that NASA accommodate the needs of employees and program participants.

P.2 Applicability

a. This directive is applicable to all civil servants and contractors at NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers (Agency-wide).

b. In this directive, all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term "shall." The terms: "may" or "can" denote discretionary privilege or permission, "should" denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required, "will" denotes expected outcome, and "are/is" denotes descriptive material.

c. In this directive, all document citations are assumed to be the latest version unless otherwise noted.

d. This document does not apply to ICT 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.

P.3 Authority

a. Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Pub. L. 93-112, 29 U.S.C. § 791.

b. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Pub. L. 105-220, 29 U.S.C. § 794(d).

c. Assistive Technology Act of 1998, 29 U.S.C. § 3001 et seq.

d. Telecommunications for the Disabled Act of 1982, Pub. L. 97-410, 47 U.S.C. § 610.

e. Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988, Pub. L. 100-394, 47 U.S.C. § 610.

f. Rehabilitation Act, 29 CFR § 1614.203.

g. NPD 2800.1, Managing Information Technology.

h. Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104-104.

P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms

a. Telecommunications Act Accessibility Guidelines, 36 CFR pt. 1193.

b. Information and Communication Technology Standards and Guidelines, 36 CFR pt. 1194.

c. Market Research Policy, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), 48 CFR pt. 10.

d. Acquisition of Electronic and Information Technology, FAR, 48 CFR § 39.2.

e. Special Categories of Contracting, Major System Acquisition, NASA FAR Supplement (NFS), 48 CFR pt. 1834.

f. Special Categories of Contracting, Acquisition of Information Technology, NFS, 48 CFR pt. 1839.

g. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines, 83 FR 2912, January 22

h. NPR 2081.1, Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted and Conducted Programs.

i. NPR 2210.1, Release of NASA Software.

j. NPR 7120.7, NASA Information Technology and Institutional Infrastructure Program and Project Management Requirements.

P.5 Measurement and Verification

Compliance with this policy is verified by Agency and Center Section 508 Program Managers, in accordance with 29 U.S.C. § 794(d).

P.6 Cancellation

NPR 2800.2, Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility, January 26, 2011.

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