Section 508 (Rehabilitation Act)

Section 508, is a common term for describing the accessibility requirements of U.S. websites. It refers to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 which were signed into law on August 7, 1998 by President Clinton. It strengthened the existing Rehabilitation Act to encompass access to electronic and information technology provided by the Federal government. Federal agencies must ensure that this technology is accessible to employees and members of the public with disabilities to the extent it does not pose an "undue burden."

Best practices for meeting Section 508 compliance rely on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA guidelines developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

N-VisionIT’s development team are experts at applying the WCAG guidelines and can help ensure your website or web-application is WCAG compliant. Contact us today to find out how we can help ensure you meet your accessibility compliance.