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We've already talked about what 508 is. It is an amendment to the rehab act of 1973 and it was originally put into place in '86. And, the pair who produced '86 508, it said that people with disabilities ought to be able to use office equipment. And the GSA will develop a handbook to help you understand what that means, and that was it. And they stiffened it in '92. But in '98, things really changed and it was the first time that violating 508 can end up in legal action. And the legal action in the government, and probably throughout your university system, is the same process thats followed by somebody who wants to file a 504 complaint.

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