Section 508 and accessibility
I'm wondering if anyone has any experience of Section 508, providing a minimum level of accessibility for software. I work for a UK company who have recently opened offices in the States. How widely recognised is this and does anyone adhere to it? Will government agencies only purchase software adhering to this?
I'm secretly hoping that I can use it to persuade our Development team to adhere to some accessibility standards!
Thanks in advance!
Re: Section 508 and accessibility
Government groups must adhere to the guidelines. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they "develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology." Any contracts rewarded after June 21, 2001 will be required to follow the regulations set forth in Section 508.