We’re Experts in Navigating Section 508 Compliance
What Is Section 508?
Section 508 requires that Federal agencies’ electronic and information technology (E&IT) be accessible to people with disabilities. This means that U.S. Federal agencies that develop, procure, maintain or use E&IT produce their product in such a way that individuals with disabilities have comparable access and use as those who do not have disabilities. Section 508 is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 1998, although many mistakenly believe that it’s part of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Know-How to Make Information Accessible to All
We evaluate, assess and remediate issues in websites; Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files; and PDF documents for compliance with Section 508. In doing so, we fully support the Federal government’s efforts to make electronic information and web-based products accessible to all users. We also reduce the administrative burden on Federal agencies associated with compliance. We provide 508 optimization for all Federal electronic and information technology (E&IT) efforts.
We design and develop solutions that not only are Section 508 compliant, but also help improve technology to make it more user-friendly for those with disabilities. The goal is to encourage those within the disabled community to make full use of the technology. With our expertise, businesses can offer the same benefits and services to those with disabilities as those without disabilities – enabling businesses to become more involved in the community while extending their reach.
We ensure that all websites and postings designed for our Federal government clients meet Section 508 compliance standards. To that end, we have invested in implementing training and certification by Criterion® Section 508 Solutions for all project staff involved in any web development or materials designed for electronic posting.
Download Our Voluntary Product Accessibility Template HERE
Case Studies: Producing Section 508 Compliant Documents
We produce Section 508 compliant documents for a range of Federal agencies, including:
- U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
- U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Under subcontract with Thomson-Reuters and the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago (NORC), we convert health-related PDF documents into Section 508 compliant materials for posting on the websites of subagencies of the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS):
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)