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508 / WCAG Compliance

508 / WCAG Compliance

It’s important!

Do you have the need for 508 / WCAG compliance on your projects?

What is 508 comPLIANCE?

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) (29 USC § 794d) requires that electronic and information technology (EIT) be accessible to people with disabilities. EIT includes:

  • Software
  • Web and mobile sites and applications
  • Hardware (computers, networks, printers, etc)

Section 508 applies to your organization if you:

  • Are a government agency or administer a federal program
  • Are a vendor or contractor for a government agency
  • Are an educational institution that receives federal funds via the Assistive Technology Act

If you are planning to secure a government contract, being Section 508 compliant is necessary to be chosen as the preferred vendor. If you are a procurement officer, you must follow the 508 contracting requirements.

Here’s a link to the government website – for more information.