Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, sets forth guidelines for developing and maintaining accessible information technology. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that would help achieve these goals. The law applies to all federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Though not specifically bound by this federal legislation, the City of Eugene has chosen to use Section 508 as the standard for accessibility compliance for this website. The City is further committed to continue to identify and improve accessibility to information and services.
It shall be the policy of the City of Eugene, Oregon, that information and services on its municipal government website is designed to be accessible to people with disabilities.
The City of Eugene is committed to providing an accessible web presence that enables the public full access to city government information and services. Understanding that government has a responsibility to provide service to all citizens and businesses in its jurisdiction, the City of Eugene will make reasonable efforts to accommodate all users.