Date of Award

Spring 5-1-2001

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)

First Advisor

John Faundeen

Second Advisor

Tom Farrell

Third Advisor

John Webster


This project will consider the effects Section 508, The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 will have on current and future website development at federal agencies. Section 508 requires, in part, that federally funded websites allow individuals with disabilities to have the same level of access to information as individuals without disabilities. Using the USGS EROS Data Center as a case study for this project I will first provide an analysis of websites compliancy with Section 508. Second, using Section 508's standards I will modify EROS' websites to conform to those standards. Finally, I will provide an analysis of the changes and associated modification needed at the EROS websites to meet the standards of Section 508.