GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

Blog Use Policy

1. General Policy

This blog is hosted by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to provide a forum for improving communications with our employees, government customers, our commercial suppliers, and the general public. This blog will discuss Section 508 Accessibility Issues. This blog use policy is subject to amendment or modification at any time to ensure the blog's continued use is consistent with its intended purpose as a limited forum. It is not the intent of this blog to dictate GSA policy.

2. Posting Policy

You are encouraged to share your comments, ideas, and concerns. This is a moderated blog, and GSA will only post comments from bloggers over 13 years of age that relate to topics on Section 508 accessibility. GSA will review all comments before posting them. GSA will not post comments that contain abusive, vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups. GSA will not post comments that are clearly off-topic, that promote services or products, or that promote or oppose any political party, person campaigning for elected office, or any ballot proposition. Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in the comment being removed. Communications made through the blog's e-mail and messaging system will in no way constitute a legal or official notice or comment to the GSA or any official or employee of GSA for any purpose. The content of all comments are released into the public domain unless the commenter clearly states otherwise, so do not submit anything you do not wish to be broadcast to the general public. GSA does not discriminate against any views, but reserves the right not to post comments that do not adhere to these standards. GSA will make best efforts to review comments and post them as quickly as possible.

3. Product References by Blog Host

Any references to commercial entities, products, services, or other nongovernmental organizations or individuals that are included in this blog are provided solely for the information of individuals using this blog. These references are not intended to reflect the opinion of GSA, the United States Government (Government), or its officers or employees concerning the significance, priority, or importance to be given the referenced entity, product, service, or organization. Such references are not an official or personal endorsement of any product, person, or service, and may not be quoted or reproduced for the purpose of stating or implying GSA or Government endorsement or approval of any product, person, or service.

4. Records Management

This blog complies with the agency's records maintenance and disposition policy.

5. Linking Policy

The Section 508 blog may include useful hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations and individuals' blogs. All hypertext links must conform to all points in Section 6. Section 508 Blog provides these links and pointers solely for the blog users' information and convenience. When a user selects a link to an outside website, he/she is leaving the Section 508 Blog and is subject to the privacy and security policies of the owner/sponsor of the outside website. Hyperlinks to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained on those linked pages. GSA and Section 508 Blog do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website. GSA and Section 508 Blog do not endorse the organizations sponsoring linked websites, and do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer. GSA and Section 508 Blog cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website. Those who provide comments are responsible for the copyright of the text they provide. GSA and Section 508 Blog are not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites. GSA and Section 508 Blog do not guarantee that outside websites comply with Section 508 (Accessibility Requirements) of the Rehabilitation Act.

6. Copyright Information

Links to GSA blogs are welcomed. Unless a copyright is indicated, information on GSA's blogs is in the public domain and may be copied and distributed without permission. Citation to the U.S. General Services Administration as the source of the information is appreciated. If a copyright is indicated on a video, photo, graphic, or other material, permission to copy the material must be obtained from the original source.

7. Disclaimer of Endorsement of Author

The views expressed on Section 508 Blog are those of the individual bloggers. These views and posted comments do not necessarily reflect the views of GSA or the Government.

8. Public Affairs

This is the beta launch of this blog. If you have any questions, please contact us at section.508@gsa.gov.

9. Privacy

Section 508 Blog follows the gsa.gov privacy policy. GSA will not share or sell any personal information obtained from users with any other organization or government agency except as required by law. Please view our complete Privacy and Security Policy. To protect your own privacy, and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers or e-mail addresses in the body of your comment. Section 508 Blog is unable to post comments from children under the age of 13 due to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). If you are 12 years old or younger, you may email us rather than posting a comment on Section 508 Blog. The blog officer manages this blog as a portal for information from the U.S. General Services Administration. However, information posted on this blog is not official policy of GSA and will in no way grant anyone any rights, privileges, or standing on any matter. All information should be verified through official channels at GSA. For contact information at GSA, please check http://www.gsa.gov.