Section 508

Federal Mine Safety And Health Review Commission

The Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC) is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities by meeting or exceeding the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended in 1998. Section 508 is a federal law requiring federal agencies to develop, procure, maintain, and use information and communications technology (ICT) accessible to individuals with disabilities - regardless of whether or not they work for the federal government. The US Access Board established Section 508 standards that implement the law and provide the requirements for accessibility.

Section 508 requires federal agencies to make their ICT, such as technology, online training, and websites, accessible to everyone. This means that federal employees with disabilities can do their work on the accessible computers, phones, and equipment in their offices, take online training, or access the agency’s internal website to locate needed information. Section 508 also means that an individual with a disability applying for a job with the federal government or using an agency’s website to get information about a program, or completing an online form has access to the same accessible information and resources available to anyone.

For more information about Section 508, please refer to one of the following sites:

FMSHRC is committed to providing accessible resources to individuals of all abilities. If you find that any of the information you see on this website also includes digital services. This could be an electronic document, a kiosk, etc., that does not comply with Section 508; please contact us by e-mail at you contact us, please refer to the specific information found to be non-compliant. This will help us address the issue more quickly.

FMSHRC designated Section 508 Program Manager:

Theodosia Villatoro-Sorto – Administrative Officer                    Form Under Development

Language Access

Executive Order 13166, 65 Fed. Reg. 50, (Aug. 16, 2000), directs each Federal agency to examine its services and develop and implement a system by which persons with limited English proficiency are provided “meaningful access” to those services.   FMSHRC acknowledges that English proficiency is helpful for participation in Agency proceedings and has implemented a Language Access Plan.  FMSHRC’s Language Access Plan is under development. However, FMSHRC reflects its commitment to ensure that persons with limited English proficiency have meaningful access to its services through interpretation and translation services.   

Notice of Policy Statement and Language Access Plan – Under Development

For more information about language access, please refer to one of the following sites:

Executive Order 13166 (

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Policy Statement/Language Access Plan Administrator:  TBD

Language Access Coordinator: TBD

Language Access Coordinator, Office of the Chief Administrative Law Judge:  TBD

Architectural Barriers Act Of 1968 (42 U.S.C. §§ 4151–57) – 

The Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) requires access to facilities that are designed, built, altered, or leased with federal funds. The U.S. Access Board is the federal agency responsible for enforcing the ABA. The accessibility standards and information about filing a complaint may be found on the U.S. Access Board’s website.

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