What is Section 508?In the early 1970s, American lawmakers started to become more aware of the need for legislation that requires the accommodation of citizens with disabilities. The first piece of law was the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Later, in 1998, the Rehabilitation Act was amended to address technology and accessibility. This is Section 508. In March 2017, the U.S. Access Board published a final update for Section 508’s accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT).