Categorical Accommodations

NIH has had a formal process for reviewing and approving the use of an accommodation since 2009. Recently, the OCIO Section 508 Team worked with our NIH Section 508 Advisory Group to design an abbreviated “Categorical Accommodation process” to simplify the review for certain types of electronic and information technology (EIT). Using a preset list of categories of EIT products or services that are challenging to make meaningfully accessible should make it easier for NIH program managers to determine if their EIT product are eligible for the Use of an Accommodation, and significantly reduce the time to review and approve.

How to Submit a Categorical Accommodation Request

Please review the following documents to determine if your product or content is eligible for a categorical accommodation review:

If you determine that an Accommodation is appropriate, prepare the following form, working with your NIH Institute or Center’s Section 508 Coordinator :


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