Digital Accessibility Statement
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is committed to ensuring all electronic and information technology (EIT) on DOT websites is 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 access to EIT 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 Section508.gov.
Our ongoing accessibility efforts help ensure conformity to Section 508 and the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.0, level AA criteria. These guidelines help make web content accessible to users with sensory, cognitive and disabilities of all kinds, ensuring no individual is limited in access to our digital services and technology. Our ongoing accessibility efforts work toward making all DOT websites as accessible as possible. The DOT welcomes comments to improve all accessibility for all digital services for users with disabilities.
If you require assistance or wish to report an issue related to the accessibility of any content on this website, please email Section508@dot.gov. If applicable, please include the web address or URL and the specific problems you have encountered. You may also contact your DOT Section 508 Program Manager.
Please review DOT’s Disability Policy Priorities which highlight work that DOT is undertaking to increase access for people with disabilities across four focus areas – enabling safe and accessible air travel; enabling multimodal accessibility of public transportation facilities, vehicles, and rights-of-way; enabling access to good-paying jobs and business opportunities for people with disabilities and enabling accessibility of electric vehicles and automated vehicles. These policy priorities are a milestone for the Department of Transportation that represents a shift in how we view and deliver transportation programs for all.
We invite you to learn more about DOT’s accessibility initiatives, engage with the Department, and stay connected to learn about future opportunities.
Other Resources & Contact Information
- DOT’s Disability Policy Priorities
- DOT’s Disability Resource Center (DRC) Request a Sign Language Interpreter
- DOT Reasonable Accommodation Requests
- DOT Web Policies & Section 508 Compliance
- DOT’s Disability Resource Center (DRC) and Section 508
- FCC Information on Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS)
- OMB M-24-08: Strengthening Digital Accessibility and the Management of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
- Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended in 1998
- GSA’s IT Accessibility Policy Framework
If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access TTY-based Telecommunications Relay Services. TTY-based Telecommunications Relay Services permit persons with a hearing or speech disability to use the telephone system via a text telephone (TTY) or other device to call persons with or without such disabilities.
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