Section 508 Compliance

FCI certifies that in accordance with 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794d), FAR 39.2, and the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Standards (36 CFR 1194), all FCI IT products or services are 508 compliant.

FCI has the capability to comply with Section 508 requirements throughout its performance of its contracts and task orders. FCI is committed to supporting government customers in meeting their statutory requirements of Section 508 upon receipt of their Section 508 requirements in accordance with the FAR, and delineated under www.section508.gov.

FCI understands the following regulatory guidance will be evaluated by the Government and incorporated as deemed necessary into the Statement of Work (SOW)/Performance Work Statement (PWS) for each contract or task order awarded:

  • 36 CFR 1194 Standards applying to individual contract or task order (products and services);
  • Specific technologies the government customer wishes be used or purchased to support the contracted effort;
  • Legacy EIT conditions or other interoperability requirements affecting our ability to meet the regulatory standards selected.

FCI is aware of the Section 508 requirements and has internal capability to address our customer’s needs. Should an exemption to the statutory requirements of Section 508 be applicable, FCI would be notified in the contract or task order SOW/PWS.

FCI will provide customers with information available regarding compliance with accessibility standards, partial compliance or what accessibility features are offered on products and services provided by FCI. FCI is in the process of identifying and making available Section 508 information for each product or service provided. The Voluntary Product Accessibility Template®, or VPAT®, is a tool used to document a product or service conformance with the accessibility standards under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The VPAT assists Federal contracting officials and other buyers in making preliminary assessments regarding the availability of commercial “Electronic and Information Technology” products and services with features that support accessibility. Additionally as FCI relies on suppliers/manufacturers of hardware/software products in performance of our contracts or task orders, we will refer related inquiries to the appropriate supplier/manufacturer for the most current Section 508 information.