Vigilent and Section 508

Vigilent is committed to meeting accessibility goals throughout its product line, and supports Federal Regulation Section 508 in order to make IT products and services easily accessible to all, and especially addressing the needs of those with disabilities.

Vigilent believes that Section 508 an important goal not only for those with disabilities, but for all users. This requirement reinforces best practices to which our company has long been committed, and we consider accessibility throughout our product design.

Section 508

Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 in 1998 to require Federal agencies to make their information technology accessible to people with disabilities, with the goal of removing barriers to access this technology. Section 508 applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain or use information technology, requiring they provide disabled individuals with access that is comparable to that available to all others.

The law does not regulate the technology industry nor does it require companies to make changes to their products; however, many of its requirements are simply good product design and establish benchmarks that we believe are important to strive for.

Committed to Accessibility

We understand that our government customers and all of those to whom we sell must conform to the requirements of Section 508 of the United States Rehabilitation Act, and we work to develop products and services which deliver accessibility for all of our customers. We believe our commitment to these goals will assist government agencies, and all users, to make accessible choices in their technology purchases.

Vigilent Products

Vigilent believes that the hardware products we provide are exempt from Section 508 of the United States (U.S.) Rehabilitation Act of 1973, because they are “located in spaces frequented only by service personnel for maintenance, repair, or occasional monitoring of equipment.” FAR 39.204(d) and 36 CFR 1194.3(f).

Vigilent does not offer IT-oriented, end-user software products, which may be subject to Section 508. Vigilent software is part of a dedicated industrial control system and is designed for the purpose of monitoring and controlling Vigilent and third-party hardware products. The Vigilent system is based on industry-standard operating systems and Internet browsers.

For additional information, please contact Vigilent at: 1-888-305-4451. Email:

NOTICE: This information is provided for government market research purposes only, and, consistent with the applicable regulations, does not constitute any representation, warranty or certification of conformance with Section 508. Final decisions regarding the degree of Section 508 conformance are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.

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