Advanced IT Solutions Inc. is committed to Section 508 compliance and accessibility of websites. We welcome any ideas or comments from our clients that may help us to further improve upon the accessibility and usability of our website.
What is Section 508?
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act is a new U.S. federal law that requires electronic and information technology to be accessible to disabled persons. Using various assistive devices, disabled people should be able to "hear" the words and execute all functions of a system regardless of their disabilities. The U.S. federal law applies to procurements made on or after June 25, 2001.
The Final Standard defines the complete set of regulations and requirements in detail. The disabilities addressed in this standard include vision, hearing, manual dexterity and mobility impairments. The U.S. federal regulations are divided into various categories of products:
In addition the specific categories described above, the U.S. federal regulations have also defined general functional performance criteria for overall product evaluation and for items not addressed by the preceding categories. These criteria are categorized as follows:
If a company does not meet Section 508, disabled persons may file formal complaints and lawsuits, solely with the objective of forcing compliance, not for punitive damages. While there could be legal ramifications for noncompliance, Section 508 also makes good business sense. E-Gov, as an increasingly important means of public interaction, should include all members of our society.
Where can I get more information?
How do I contact Advanced IT Solutions Inc.?
Detailed knowledge of Section 508, as well as a broad skill set for addressing all requirements, are essential to achieve compliance. To find out more how Advanced IT Solutions Inc. can help you become compliant with Section 508, contact us via e-mail at rslager@AITStechnology.com or call us at 301-986-8577.
Software Applications and Operating Systems
Software Applications and Operating Systems Disabled users must be able to:
Web-Based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications
Web-Based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications Disabled users must be able to:
Telecommunications Products Disabled users must be able to:
Video and Multimedia Products
Video and Multimedia Products Disabled users must be able to:
Self Contained, Closed Products
Self Contained, Closed Products (Products such as information kiosks and transaction machines, copiers, printers, calculators, fax machines, etc) Disabled users must be able to:
Desktop and Portable Computers
Desktop and Portable Computers Disabled users must be able to:
General Functional Performance Disabled users must be able to:
Documentation and Support Disabled users must be able to: