IRS awards $3 million contract for 508 work

The IRS has awarded Manila Consulting Group a five-year, $3 million contract to help the agency comply with Section 508 requirements.

The McLean, Va., company will provide the IRS' Information Resource Accessibility Program with training classes and software to assist the agency in making its Web sites and systems accessible to people with disabilities, as required by the 508 provisions in the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998. The contract has a one-year base period and four one-year options.

IRAP provides technical support to IRS offices working to make their systems 508-compliant. IRS systems planners are trying to build in compliance from the start of IT projects to minimize costs (Click for Nov. 6, 2003 GCN story).

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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