Opengear strives to incorporate the highest levels of universal accessibility and usability into the design of all the products we manufacture. We support federal accessibility legislation such as Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (found at 29 U.S.C. 794d); however, we maintain that our products are exempt from Section 508, according to Section 1194.3 (General Exceptions): " . . . products located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment are not required to comply with this part."
About Section 508 Laws
In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, open new opportunities for people with disabilities, and encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. ‘794 d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to access available to others.