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Section 508 compliance, also referred to as Web Accessibility, is a win-win solution for website visitors, companies, and organizations whose sites adhere to these standards.
By developing a website that is Section 508 compliant, you allow those with disabilities to use assistive technologies (e.g., text readers) when visiting your site, increase your overall ranking in major search engines, and improve your website usability by making it easier to navigate for all website visitors.
Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act in 1998, requiring federal agencies to make their websites accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 was enacted to remove online barriers and encourage opportunities for people with disabilities. This requirement has fostered technologies that focus on achieving these goals. The law applies to all federal agencies that use electronic and information technology.
The Section 508 compliance team at Blue Water Media has both formal classroom knowledge of web accessibility and practical knowledge of its implementation. As a matter of practice, the Blue Water Media team uses web development tools that adhere to these standards. As a result, the vast majority of Blue Water Media sites meet Section 508 compliance guidelines prior to testing. Blue Water Media will provide expert analysis of your website and explain in simple terms what needs to be done to meet Section 508 guidelines.