Sec. 508 Compliance

Accentuate Technology helps both government agencies and private businesses meet the requirements of Section 508. We provide thorough testing and training, enabling our customers to comply with its statutes.

Section 508 is a federal mandate requiring all information technology made available by the government to be accessible by disabled people. This means technology must be equally usable by those with disabilities and those without them.

Here are some of the platforms we assist with meeting compliance protocols:

  • Software programs and operating systems: This includes elements like keyboard navigation, focus and reliance on audio and color, to be usable within a web browser
  • Internet-based applications and information: For customers whose website must be Section 508 compliant, we ensure the content is accessible to visitors using assistive technologies including braille printers and text readers
  • Products with telecommunications capabilities: For telecommunications technologies to be compliant with Section 508, we ensure compatibility with hearing aids and other listening devices, as well as TTYs
  • Video and related media: This includes the production of, and training for, captioning and audio descriptions of video content

Additionally, Accentuate Technology helps with the completion of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT). Our team of experienced professionals will ensure that your products and user environments meet Section 508 requirements and communicate information to the greatest number of visitors. In addition, we will train your team in the protocols to ensure your system meets long-term compliance goals.