Section 508 Training program
CLB provides a 2 week training program in Section 508 accessibility. Section 508, an amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, mandates that all electronic and information technology (IT) systems, including websites, which are developed, procured, maintained or used by the federal government, must be accessible to people with disabilities.
Our mission is to provide Section 508 solutions to customers while creating meaningful employment opportunities for people who are blind and supporting the economic development of the regions we serve.
Many employers have concerns about hiring individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Most of these concerns arise from misconceptions about the types of jobs they can do, the skills that they may have, productivity, as well as the burdens it might place on the company in terms of transportation needs and equipment. Part of CLB’s mission is to educate employers and dispel these misconceptions.