How to become section 508 compliant?
Learn how you can:
- Reduce Litigation Risk
- Improve UI/UX
- Understand Accessibility Trends
Learn how you can:
Does Section 508 require me to have accessible technology?
Yes—if you are a federal agency or run a program for the federal government.
Section 508 covers technology procured by a federal agency under contract with a private entity or produced within the agency itself. It applies to all Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) including software, web sites, web applications, and hardware applications such as computers, networks, peripherals, and other types of electronic office equipment. EIT is defined as “any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment that is used in the automatic acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of data or information.”
AMP is the only accessibility management platform with FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) authorization. FedRAMP authorization provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services that are sold to the government.
AMP’s FedRAMP authorization means that for the first time, government agencies and their contractors have access to an accessibility management platform that offers comprehensive testing, versatile reporting, rich guidance, and learning resources to help them successfully meet their digital accessibility initiatives.
Companies who followed these steps reduced lawsuits risk by 95%.
The Section 508 Refresh includes a broad application of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, and many features that currently meet Section 508 requirements are no longer compliant under WCAG 2.0.
If you’re looking for information about the Section 508 Refresh, you’ve come to the right place! Our Section 508 Refresh whitepaper has been updated to reflect the latest changes in the Final Rule published in January 2017.
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 USC § 794d) requires that when U.S. Federal government agencies develop, procure, or maintain, information and communication technology (ICT), that it is accessible to persons with disabilities.