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Accessibility Remediation Services / ADA, WCAG 2.0, and Section 508

Innovace Technology Solutions - create/test/fix digital contents compliance to accessibility standards

508 Compliance is shorthand for a law that requires federal government websites to be safe and accessible for people with disabilities. This law covers a range of issues related to assisting people with different kinds of disabilities. Nearly 20% of all Americans have some kind of disability; about half of those are considered to be severe disabilities. By ignoring the accessibility needs of your audience, you will inevitably lower your page views, limit your website statistics, and narrow (if not isolate) your target audience.

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. 508 Compliance, therefore, involves developing a website that can be used by people with limited vision or blindness, deafness, seizure disorders, and other disabilities.

Having a 508 Compliant and fully accessible website is a best practice to follow, regardless of whether your your organization is legally required to implement 508 Compliance. With so many Americans living with disabilities, it is problematic if an organization’s website does not cater to the entirety of web-users. The right web design firm can guide you through the process and make sure you have a great site that is accessible to all users.

Key Skills in Accessibility

Creating accessibile digital contents | Semantic Tag Hierarchy | Logical Reading order | Handling Left-to-write and Right-to-Left contents | Adding Alt-text descriptions | Ensuring respective Compliance | Complete Screen reader

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