GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

Announcing the Beta Version of www.BuyAccessible.gov

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 10:44 -- BuyAccessible Team

We are excited to announce the new redesigned www.BuyAccessible.gov website. This site is currently a Beta version and will be undergoing more usability and accessibility testing in the coming months. Please review the site and contents as we welcome your feedback. Use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the screen to submit your comments and suggestions. Please use the "General Information" email to send your comments to (section.508@gsa.gov) The www.BuyAccessible.gov website is intended to be a source for a variety of Federal government stakeholders to easily find guidance, tools, and resources to help with their Section 508 due diligence for EIT procurements. Visit our “Site Overview” block in the right hand toolbar to

  • Learn about Section 508
  • How to navigate the site
  • Understand your roles and responsibilities

The ultimate goal of this website is to ensure comparable access for persons with disabilities by providing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility through the procurement of Section 508 conformant ICT products and services. Some examples of things you will find on the new website are:

  • Familiar tools and guidance to include: The BuyAccessible Wizard, the Quick Links, the Quick Reference Guide, and the BuyAccessible Glossary
  • Tabs at the top of the screen guiding you to Stakeholder driven pages for information on roles and responsibilities (e.g. Buyer, Coordinator, Contracting, Executive, Developer/Tester, and IT Vendor)
  • Activity driven guidance, tools, and resources for Section 508 related tasks in the “What would you like to do today?” section on the left of the screen (e.g. Determine how Section 508 applies, Develop Solicitation Language, Conduct Market Research, Conduct a Micro-Purchase, Review Solicitation Assessment Data , etc).
  • The Section 508 blog – A place where you can discuss Section 508 related topics with your peers.
  • The Vendor Accessibility Resource Center (VARC) – an alphabetical listing of EIT company websites with links to their products or services accessibility information.
  • Information on GSA’s Section 508 Solicitation Assessments and the Evaluation Scenarios

And much much more so take a look and let us know what you think!