6 Summary of Section 508 Resources

An ongoing part of the central Section 508 Program is to provide resources that assist in the understanding of the law and the techniques for compliance. When evaluating the requirements of the law, the Postal Service accepts the published Federal Law or other information officially published by the Access Board. (The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. Its Web site is http://www.access–board.gov/index.htm.) Additional publications that reinforce the Postal Service's institutionalization of accessibility considerations include the following:

  1. Handbook AS–508–A, Section 508 Technical Reference Guide, provides valuable technical guidance.
  2. Handbook EL–307, Reasonable Accommodation, An Interactive Process.
  3. Handbook AS–885, usps.com Development Process and Standards.
  4. Management Instruction AS–885–2002–15, Managing Web Sites on the Corporate Intranet.
  5. 39 CFR 255, Access of Persons with Disabilities to Postal Service Programs, Activities, Facilities, and Electronic and Information Technology.
  6. Purchasing Manual, http://blue.usps.gov/cpim/manuals.htm.
  7. USPS Integrated Solutions Methodology, January 31, 2002.
  8. The GSA has a Web site that contains both the law itself and may educational resources: (http://www.Section508.gov).
  9. Our improving Intranet site at http://cto.usps.gov/ (click on Support, Standards & Guidelines, then 508 Standards and Compliance) will host collaborative work that demonstrates our accomplishments and shares evolving best practices.