Section 508 Compliance

What is Section 508 Compliance?

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires federal agencies to make electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities. The law was amended in 1998. Section 508 requires government agencies to:

  • Provide equal access to electronic information and data for people with disabilities.
  • Ensure that the ICT they develop, procure, maintain, or use allows employees and members of the public with disabilities to access and use information and data.

Criterion's Section 508 Compliance Services

Criterion helps organizations meet the accessibility requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 508 sets guidelines for federal agencies when developing, procuring, maintaining, or using electronic and information technology. These guidelines are meant to help people with disabilities easily access documents, websites, and applications used and developed by or for US government agencies.

We provide clients with guidance in the following areas:

  • Developing, procuring, maintaining, and using ICT products and services
  • Ensuring information and communication technology meets or exceeds legal requirements.
  • Auditing digital assets (websites, mobile apps, software, etc.) against the WCAG conformance level

Common examples of our Section 508 consulting work include:

  • Staying current on the latest rules, regulations, software, and best practices and presenting quarterly updates to clients.
  • Auditing government enterprise applications for Section 508/WCAG compliance and working with agency vendors to create remediation project plans.
  • Remediating websites, applications, and native mobile apps for Section 508 compliance.

We will identify all areas of Section 508 non-compliance and help your team throughout the repair process. What if you don’t have internal web development resources? In that case, we can work with your 3rd party vendor or refer you to qualified experts who can make the necessary WCAG repairs based on our audit results. No project is either too big or too small for Criterion!

Criterion Can Help!

Over 23 years of web accessibility compliance excellence!
Specializing in WCAG compliant websites, applications, and native mobile apps.
Contact us today for your complimentary web accessibility review and consultation!

Section 508 Compliance Services

Gain a competitive edge and improve your customer's end-user experience with our comprehensive suite of WCAG Compliance services!

Manual Web Accessibility Testing

Providing the most comprehensive manual web accessibility testing and certification in the industry! Our web accessibility audit teams consist of senior application developers, expert end-users with disabilities, and editors of the WCAG guidelines.

Fanatical Customer Support

Our project managers and web accessibility testers are committed to ensuring you receive fanatical customer and technical support before, during, and after the completion of your project.

Web Accessibility Consulting

Every Criterion project includes a letter of retention, government contracting support, 3rd party vendor management support, and WCAG legal support.

Web Accessibility Monitoring

We ensure long-term Section 508 Compliance by including a free post-project completion 90-day spot check and regularly scheduled quarterly, bi-annual, or annual monitoring.

Advanced WCAG Training Courses

Our advanced WCAG training courses will empower your internal development team and/or external vendors to get compliant and stay WCAG compliant.

VPAT Report

Your Section 508 Compliance is only as good as your Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). We guarantee your VPAT will reflect the highest legal and contractual due diligence available.

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The use of web accessibility scanners, plugins, or widgets will not result in a WCAG 2.2 A & AA compliant website.

A website is considered ADA Title III and Section 508 compliant only if the HTML and source code are WCAG 2.2 A & AA compliant.

We'll help you become WCAG compliant.

We are committed to your success!

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