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Section 508 Compliance Takes Hit from the Federal Circuit


In a case of first impression, a split Federal Circuit panel in Allied Tech. Grp., Inc. v. U.S. (June 9, 2011) held that a contractor complied with the section 508 requirements for accessibility to computer systems by the handicapped simply by certifying with self-described “minor” exceptions. The dissenting judge reasoned that Congress had provided an exception process for the agency to follow which it had failed to do in this instance.
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