Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 508) requires all electronic and information technology (also referred to as information and communication technology or ICT) that is developed, procured, maintained, or used by a federal agency to be accessible to people with disabilities. Examples of ICT include web sites, telephones, multimedia devices, and copiers.  FERC is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities.


Access available to individuals with disabilities must be comparable to access available to others. FERC is continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards to conform with WCAG 2.2 Level AA.  Standards for Section 508 compliance are developed and maintained by the United States Access Board.  Further information about the Access Board's standards and Section 508 generally may be found at


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the FERC website and FERC applications.  Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers.


The Equal Employment Opportunity and Civil Rights Organization (EEOCR) Organization manages the Commission’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaint process, with oversight from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – an independent Federal agency. The EEO complaint process may be used by Commission employees and applicants for employment to raise issues of discrimination based Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The EEO Complaint Process is administered in accordance with Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 1614 Section 105 (29 CFR 1614.105) and is governed by federal anti-discrimination laws and regulations, management directives, and guidance related to EEO, as well as applicable federal court case.

For information about filing a complaint against the FERC under Section 508, contact the Equal Employment Opportunity and Civil Rights Organization by email at  or by phone at (202) 502-6429 or TTY: 202-502-8659. To file a complaint against another agency, contact that agency's Section 508 Program Manager.

Reasonable Accommodations

The FERC’s policy is to fully comply with the reasonable accommodations requirements of Section 501 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA) by providing reasonable accommodations to qualified employees or applicants for employment with disabilities unless doing so would cause undue hardship to the agency. For assistance regarding reasonable accommodation, please contact

Telecommunications Relay Services

Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) allow persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, or have speech disabilities to communicate by telephone in a manner that is functionally equivalent to telephone services used by persons without such disabilities. There is no cost for users of these services. For more information please see the Federal Communications Commission’s consumer guide to TRS.


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This page was last updated on June 11, 2024