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Section 508 requires all federal agencies to ensure that all electronic and information technology (including websites and the files that they contain) be accessible for people with disabilities.

CWS offers web-based Section 508 compliance and WCAG website development & consulting services.

All federal agencies must comply with Section 508 regulations. Additionally, any organization that does business with the federal government or receives federal funding must comply with these regulations.

CWS offers web-based Section 508 compliance development & consulting services that range from assessing your current site’s level of compliance (or non-compliance) & making recommendations, to helping you re-design & re-fit a site for Section 508 compliance, to designing new sites specifically for compliance.

PDF Remediation for Section 508 and WCAG Compliance

Section 508 and WCAG includes more than just your web pages; it includes everything located on your websites – including your PDF files. PDFs are the most commonly used document format for websites and electronic information, and they can also be one of the least accessible document formats. 

Using industry-leading tools and techniques, we remediate your PDFs to comply with WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) and/or Section 508 standards. This includes adding alternative text to images, graphs, figures, tables, and charts, ensuring proper structures for headings, tables, lists, and footnotes, proper document structure, implementing correct reading order, and more.

Our PDF remediation and accessibility services can help you meet your accessibility requirements while reducing your costs and meeting deadlines. Your documents will be remediated, reviewed, tested, and returned to you as accessible PDFs. Contact us for a quote!

What is Section 508 Compliance?

In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual’s ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 ( 29 USC 794d ), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.

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