Section 508 Accessibility Web Services

Accessibility Law and Complying with Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act

U.S. Rehabilitation Act

Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act is a law in the United States for its federal agencies. Section 508 requires all federal agencies to make their digital services accessible to people with disabilities. Web developers play a crucial role in ensuring compliance with Section 508 when creating or maintaining websites for federally funded government agencies or organizations. has partnered with many agencies and organizations committed to exceeding the expectations of Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act. The Department of Homeland Security Office of Accessible Systems & Technology (OAST) certifies Section 508 Trusted Testers for their conformance test process, now on version 5. employs version 5 certified Section 508 Trusted Testers that oversee code-inspection based determinations of web content performance to Section 508 standards.

Within Section 508, information and communications technology (ICT) is explicitly required to determine how:

  • Users with disabilities successfully interact and perform functions within ICT.
  • ICT will be consistently maintained (developed, installed, configured) to be inclusive.

Best Practices for Website Accessibility

We help organizations’ web teams identify opportunities for improvement and maximize their inclusive digital solutions. The following are examples of specific considerations that helps clients make for Section 508 compliance. These considerations provide a starting point for web developers to make their websites compliant with Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act. However, it is important to note that accessibility is an ongoing process, and developers should stay up-to-date with the latest accessibility guidelines and best practices to ensure an inclusive web experience for all users.

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