Section 508 Requirements

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the law governing accessibility of information technology in the federal government. The law requires federal agencies and contractors to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities.

Translation Guidelines

These guidelines reflect a collaborative way of thinking about the nature of translations for resources from the National Centers T/TA System. It expands efforts to provide high quality, consistent, and reliable translations of information and resources to early care and education (ECE) programs.


Web analytics supports informed decision-making. The Head Start Information and Communications Center (HSICC) can readily answer questions about web metrics and provide access to available data. This information can aid National Centers in content strategy, development, updates, promotion, and reorganization efforts, as well as web design. It can also enhance overall usability to best meet the needs of the Office of Head Start (OHS) and Early Childhood Knowledge and Learning Center (ECLKC) users.

Captioning Video and Audio Files

The Office of Head Start National Centers and other vendors are required to transcribe and caption their own multimedia, including webinars and audio conferences, for use on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC).

Accessibility Checkers

The following accessibility checkers are useful for maintaining 508 compliance across files, software, and platforms.

Accessibility for Digital Media

Review guidelines for determining whether digital media developed for the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) meets Section 508 requirements. Digital media includes animations, webinars, podcasts, audio conferences, and more.

Submitting Content

Learn about the submission process before completing the submission form.


The ECLKC's identity includes page elements such as the size and placement of buttons, logos, text, links, and more. Review the proper use of and requirements for these elements.