The Defense Information Systems Agency is committed to providing access to all individuals — with or without disabilities — seeking information on our website. To meet this commitment, DISA complies with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended in 1998.
Brief explanation of Section 508
Section 508 (29 U.S.C. 794d) requires that federal agencies' Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) is accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public, comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities. Section 508 establishes requirements for any EIT developed, maintained, procured, or used by the federal government. The term EIT is defined by the Access Board in regulations published December 2000.
Trouble viewing content
Documents on the DISA website are presented in many formats.
Individuals with disabilities experiencing difficulties accessing content on a particular website, including with the use of screen readers, eye tracking devices, or voice recognition software, please use the Department of Defense (DOD) Section 508 Form to indicate the nature of your accessibility issue/problem and leave your contact information so we can address your issue or question. Individuals with accessibility concerns or questions, but not seeking to address accessibility issues regarding content, can contact the Section 508 program coordinator at: 301-225-5166.
Links to third-party websites
Some of DISA's webpages contain links to third-party sites not operated by the agency. Those sites are not within our control and may not follow the same privacy, security, or accessibility standards. DISA is not responsible for the content or availability of those sites, their partners, or advertisers.
Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968
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The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires access to facilities that are designed, built, altered, or leased with federal funds. The Access Board's accessibility guidelines and standards are available here.
For questions about the ABA or for information about filing a complaint regarding the accessibility of DISA facilities, contact the Office of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI) at 301-225-6458.
The ABA is codified in 42 U.S. Code § 4151 through 4157 and defines how the Secretary of Defense is responsible for ensuring individuals with physical disabilities have ready access and use of DOD buildings and facilities whenever possible, by prescribing standards for their design, construction, and alteration. The ABA applies to facilities designed, built, altered, or leased with certain federal funds, and non-federal facilities which were built or altered with federal grants or loans. The ABA requirements also have defined exceptions and limitations.
In October 2008, the Deputy Secretary of Defense adopted the government-wide standards documented in Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, § 1191 as part of the DOD standards to comply with the ABA – DoD Memorandum - Access for People with Disabilities.
The complete guidelines can be downloaded from the Government Printing Office’s page on 36 CFR § 1191.
The United States Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the ABA and will accept complaints about buildings believed to not meet these standards. If you suspect a building does not meet the standards, file a complaint on the Access Board’s Complaints webpage. Complaints may be filed anonymously.
Personal Assistance Services under Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act
As part of the DISA’s obligation to engage in affirmative action, federal agencies are required to provide Personal Assistance Services (PAS) to individuals who need them because of certain disabilities. See 29 C.F.R. § 1614.203(d)(5). PAS are services that help individuals who, because of targeted disabilities, require assistance to perform basic activities of daily living, like eating and using the restroom. For questions about PAS or to request services, send an email to email@example.com. The PAS services procedures and process can be found by clicking here and is reflected in Enclosure 3.