Ultra Technologies, Incorporated Section 508 Accessibility Statement

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Public Law 105-220, was enacted on August 7, 1998.  Title IV of the Act is the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998.  Subsection 408(b) amended section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d).  Subsection 508(a)(1) requires that when Federal departments or agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use Electronic and Information Technology (EIT), they must ensure that the EIT allows Federal employees with disabilities to have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access to and use of information and data by other Federal employees.  Section 508 also requires that individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from a Federal department or agency, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public without disabilities.

Subsection 508(a)(3) requires the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to be revised to incorporate accessibility standards.  In response, unless an exception at FAR 39.204 applies, the FAR requires that acquisitions of EIT supplies and services must meet the applicable accessibility standards at 36 CFR part 1194.  The exceptions in 39.204 includeŚ

1.    Micro-purchases, prior to January 1, 2003.  However, for micro-purchases, contracting officers and other individuals designated in accordance with 1.603-3 are strongly encouraged to comply with the applicable accessibility standards to the maximum extent practicable;

2.    EIT for a national security system;

3.    EIT acquired by a contractor incidental to a contract;

4.    EIT located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair or occasional monitoring of equipment; and

5.    EIT that would impose an undue burden on the agency

The FAR thus imposes Section 508 requirements on Federal Contracts and Contractors to whom the FAR applies and who are involved in the provisioning of EIT to the Federal Government.  In most cases, State and Local Governments extend similar Section 508 provisions to their contracts as well.

As a premier Small Business Agency Contractor to Federal, State, and Local Governments, Ultra Technologies, Incorporated (Ultra Tech) is committed, both legally and idealistically, to providing access to our web pages for individuals with disabilities.

To meet this commitment, we will fully comply with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.  We will insure that individuals with disabilities, including our own employees and members of the public seeking information, data, or services from us, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to our employees or the public who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us, in which case the excepting reasons and justifications will be fully documented and publicly available (unless classified).

If you, or someone that you know, has a disability, or employs assistive technology (such as a Braille reader, a screen reader, TTY, etc.), and the format of any material on any of our web sites interferes with your or their ability to access our web site information, please contact netops@ultra-tech.com for assistance.  It is imperative that you provide contact information so that we can discuss the matter with you and inform you of our resolution.  It would also be most helpful if you kindly include the nature of the accessibility problem, the preferred format in which you or they need to receive the material, and the exact web address of the problematic content.