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USCG Auxiliary Accessibility

In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d) as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (P.L. 105 - 220), August 7, 1998 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities.

Specifically, Section 508 of that act requires that when Federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use EIT, Federal employees with disabilities have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access and use by Federal employees who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.


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Section 508 Standards

Summary of Section 508 Standards

This page is intended to provide users with Section 508 Accessibility information.

Our vision for e-Coast Guard includes access to all services and information through the web for all employees and customers including persons with disabilities. We are committed to providing access to our site for all individuals with disabilities.

To meet this commitment, the U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) complies with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 508 requires that individuals with disabilities, who are federal employees or members of the public seeking information for services from the USCG, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the information that is available to federal employees or the public who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the USCG.

USCG web pages are designed to work with assistive technologies such as screen readers. If you use assistive technology but are unable to access any material on our site, we encourage you to email us or call us with your concerns. Please help us respond to you more efficiently by indicating the nature of your accessibility problem, the format in which you prefer to receive material, and your contact information.

If you have any web accessibility concerns, please submit a National Help Desk ticket for the fastest response.

If you receive no response from the first step, or if the content owner is unable to assist you, please contact the U.S. Coast Guard Section 508 Coordinator as listed below:

E-mail: [email protected]

Mailing Address (US Postal Service):
Commandant (CG-6824) (Section 508 Program)
U.S. Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
Washington, DC 20593

Telephone: (202) 475-3576

If your needs to access information on this website still have not been met, you may inquire about the administrative complaint process:

Coast Guard military and civilian employees may contact their local Coast Guard Civil Rights Officer.

For members of the public, you may contact the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Department of Homeland Security at:

E-mail: [email protected]

Mailing Address (US Postal Service):
Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Building 410, Mail Stop #0190
Washington, DC 20528

Phone: (202) 401-1474 | 1-866-644-8360 (toll free)

TTY: (202) 401-0470 | 1-866-644-8361 (toll free)

Fax: (202) 401-4708

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: February 11, 2019