ATierOne Can Perform Optimization for 508 American Disability as an Add On Service
An overview of 508 ADA services
if you came to this, it’s because you are interested in knowing more about what 508 ADA services consist of, so let us give you a bit more information regarding this.
In September 2010 the Department of Justice published the American with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design, which states that all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities; these standards apply to all commercial and public entities that have places of public accommodation, including internet, so this digital space cannot either discriminate people with disabilities.
On the other hand, the US Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was amended to include all information technology, computer hardware, software and documentation, known as Section 508, which is related to Information, communication and technology for federal government agencies and services.
This way ADA (Americans with Disability Act) and the 508 section of the Rehabilitation Act work together to ensure that everyone has the same access to services, goods and even communication. This broader law involves organizations, public, private and nonprofit, and entities except federal agencies. So, people with disabilities are fully covered with both acts.
How does it work?
If a client requests you an alternative format to print, you must provide this and you should be prepared to be asked one of these formats: braille, large print, audio documents or regular PDF´s.
Furthermore, you may face cases of clients with visual impairments and other disabilities who want to access to the information at your website, so at this point we are talking about being in compliance to the web content accessibility guidelines.
Keep in mind that for someone with a disability it feels like having a door close at his/her face right away.
Have your own internal analysis
To know if you are in this group of businesses, you must check your digital accessibility and understand that you need a professional team to audit your site, and that´s exactly what we do.
We will deliver a complete report to help you correct what needs to be changed to get your website into compliance. Then, we must keep working hand by hand to ensure that all new content you upload keeps in compliance by being accessible for everyone.
Do you want to have a deeper knowledge about this matter? Do you want to have your business audited to know if you need to make some changes? Contact us and have all the detailed information you are looking for.