Campus Compliance of Online Courses and Information

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

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. The law (29 U.S.C § 794 (d)) applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508, agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information comparable to the access available to others.


Revised 508 Standards


Do you have questions about accessibility for your online classes?

Questions may be answered on our Frequently Asked Questions for Accessible Online Classes page.


Zoom Integrations

Zoom is now integrated with Blackboard and Panopto. You can now create Zoom meetings within your Blackboard courses and save your Zoom recordings to your Panopto MyFolder, where you can apply closed captioning and quiz questions to create an interactive video review experience for students. For instructions on how to use these Zoom integrations in your courses, please access the tutorial from our Instructor Training and Resources page under Course Tools Tutorials > Creating Virtual Meetings > Create a Zoom Meeting in Blackboard, or simply type Zoom into the search field. A new student tutorial has also been added to our Student Training & Resources page. If you have any questions, please contact for assistance.