What is Section 508

Section 508 and Your Website

Your website is used by many people including those with disabilities. These disabilities may include, but are not limited to: Blind or Low Vision, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Physical Disability and Cognitive Disability.

Assistive Technology

Individuals with disabilities use assistive technology (AT) to help them understand the content on your web pages. Screen readers are one example of tools available to assist individuals who are blind, have low vision, or a learning disability. Screen reader and text-to-speech technology translate the words on the page and uses a computerized voice to read the information aloud. In order to be accessible, web pages and documents (Word, PDF, Video files, Audio files) must work in partnership with assistive technology. This ensures that individuals with disabilities will have access to the content on your website.

All of the content added to your website must consider the compliance rules. To learn more please visit Introduction to Web Accessibility.