The City of La Salle website is designed around accessibility to as many visitors as possible, including individuals with disabilities. This website aims to comply with the regulations of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Department of Health and Human Service Secretary's Section 508 Implementation Policy. Please visit these links for more information.
Alternate Access To This Website's Content
With as few exceptions as possible, all content on this site is accessible via screen readers and other accessibility tools currently available. If you have any issues accessing content on this site, please call us at 815-223-3755.
What are Section 508 Accessibility Requirements?
Section 508 requires federal agencies to make all electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to individuals with disabilities unless it would create an undue burden on the office. The requirements of Section 508 apply to an agency's procurement of EIT, as well as the office's development, maintenance, or use of EIT.
Although federal agencies are required to make all EIT Section 508 compliant, individuals may only file complaints or lawsuits to enforce Section 508's requirements for EIT systems purchased or deployed on or after June 21, 2001. Learn more at FAR Final Rule by clicking here.
Federal agencies have additional responsibilities under Section 501 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. These Sections require that our city:
- Provide reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities
- Ensure members of the public with disabilities can access EIT
- Take other actions necessary to prevent discrimination on the basis of disability in their programs
- The Digital Communications Division 508 Program provides guidance on the implementation of Section 508 for the web and other Digital Communications at HHS.
- The U.S. Access Board's Section 508 Homepage provides information on Section 508 law, frequently asked questions, and standards.
- The Section 508 Homepage provides Section 508 tools, resources, standards, and news.