Need to Verify Web Accessibility?
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More and more, the web is becoming an intricate part of our daily lives. For many companies, people with disabilities make up a significant part of their target market. An accessible website can be key to the success of these businesses.
While the concept of making web sites and applications accessible to users with physical disabilities is not new, it has gained new prominence as a design concern. In 1998, President Clinton signed an amendment to the Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which is now commonly referred to as "Section 508". Section 508 standards require that electronic and information technology that is developed by or purchased by all Federal Agencies be accessible to people with disabilities as of June 2001. This means that individuals with disabilities need to be able to use the technology, be it a website, an application or a piece of hardware, as effectively as normally-abled users. Most states have used these standards as a baseline for creating their own accessibility requirements as well. Here at Beta Breakers, we are fully staffed with trained engineers who understand these standards thoroughly and are adept at identifying violations of the Section 508 accessibility standards.
Everyday, the technologies used to validate accessibility are expanding and changing, as are the laws governing these technologies. We pride ourselves in staying up to date on current requirements and passing that knowledge along to our clients. Even if you do not need to achieve full compliance, basic accessibility practices can dramatically improve your site's usability thereby 'opening the door' to many people that would otherwise be locked out.