3-14 Importance of Compliance

Compliance with Section 508 requirements does the following:

  1. Demonstrates our commitment to implementing business practices that make our IT–based products and services accessible to our employees and customers with disabilities.
  2. Reinforces the worldwide reputation of the Postal Service as a trusted provider of communications - for all people.
  3. Enhances business opportunities.
  4. Avoids costly litigation.
  5. Improves overall usability of our information resources.

For all phases of the EIT life cycle, compliance monitoring resides with the responsible functional organization. The functional organizations have this responsibility for all EIT purchased or developed by the Postal Service.