Are you 508c Compliant?


1 in 5

As of 2015 there were 40 million Americans with disabilities. That’s a lot of people who should be able to use your website – or the technology you offer – but may not be able to do so.  It’s helpful to them if your site is easily accessible, but if you want the federal government or even its employees to have access you may need to make a few tweaks.

Section 508, an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal law mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities.

What, exactly, is “accessible”? Essentially it means that whatever you offer needs to be as easy to use by those who have disabilities as it is by those who do not. When it comes to websites, the good folks at Essential Accessibility have developed a checklist to help you determine if you need to make changes. It includes things like:

  • Text equivalents for every photo, image, logo or other non-text element.
  • Flickering only at a frequency of more than 2 Hz or less than 55 Hz to reduce seizure risk.
  • Online forms should be able to be completed using assistive technology or just the keyboard, just a mouse.
  • High contrast between the information and the background color, to support limited vision.
  • Limit scrolling to get to the core elements.
These are just five tests you can try for yourself. Once you believe you are in compliance, demonstrate it to the government by completing a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), an informational tool that describes exactly how the product or service does or does not meet Section 508 standards. The completed VPAT gets posted on the creator's Web site to provide government officials and consumers with access to the information.

We’ve fixed websites and even software for many companies. If you need a hand, don’t hesitate to call on PS Solutions.

508c



Tags


508c
508c compliant
ADA
ADA Compliant
Alice App
Altoona
American Baseball
American Business
American Made
American Software
American Sports
American Technology
Americans with Disabilities
Americans with Disabilities Act
and Explorers (INSPIRE) Act
Android
Anti-Virus
Anxiety
App
Applications
architecture
Baseball
Blair County
Blog
Blog Article
Bureau of Labor Statistics
C#
Carnegie Mellon University
Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Christmas
Chute Festival
Chute Festival Blog
Cloud based
Cloud Based Invoicing
CMU
CMU Alice
Coding
Coding App
College Baseball
Communication
Communications
computer science degrees
County Fairs
Cucalorus Connect
Cucalorus Festival
Cucalorus Film Festival
cyber attack
data
Depression
Developers
Disability
Email
Email Management
Email Management Systems
encrypting
encryption
engineering
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship Act
EU
European Union
European Union Police
Europol
Fairs
Federal Government
Festivals
Film Festival
Film Festivals
fintech
Flea Markets
GAD
Girls In Tech
Government
Health
Healthy Living
Holiday
Hurricane Florence
hypertext
ILM
Innovation
Innovators
INSPIRE Act
Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers
Invoicing System
IT
Java
Job Fairs
Kids In Tech
Kids Technology
Language
Language Barriers
Languages
Layout
legacy software
Made in the USA
MDD
Mental Health
Mental Health App
Mental Health Matters
Microsoft
Microsoft Windows
Music Festival App
NASA
NC
Net
New Hanover County
News
North Carolina
Outsourcing
PA
Penn State
Penn State Altoona
Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh
Port City
Press Release
Programmers
Programming
Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act
PS Solutions
PS Solutions Foundation
PSU
Python
ransomware
Researchers
Science
Science Camps
security
Small Business
social media
social media technology
Software
Software Development
software programs
SPAM
Staffing Solutions
Star News
Star News Online
STEM
STEM fields
Street Fairs
Suicide
Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention App
Teaching Technology
Tech Blog
Tech Education
Tech in Schools
Technical Experts
Technology Development
Technology Education
The Alice Project
U.S. workforce
UNCW
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Vendor Management Systen
VMS
WannaCry
Wilmington
Windows


At PS Solutions, we believe that software and technology are important in our day-to-day lives. Our goal is to ensure that the computer code running everything from banking our healthcare to national security is written, protected and stored right here in the USA. We hire top-flight software developers who creatively solve problems and we put them to work here in the USA. Let’s tackle your software projects together, using American creativity and “know how”.

FIND OUT MORE


Altoona Development Center
1601 Eleventh Avenue
Ste. 201
Altoona, PA, 16601

Pittsburgh Development Center
1500 Ardmore Boulevard
Ste. 500
Pittsburgh, PA, 15221

Wilmington Development Center
2109 Capital Drive
Ste. 170
Wilmington, NC, 28405