[blindkid] Website Compliance in the Educational Setting
dandrews at visi.com
Wed Sep 21 18:32:41 UTC 2011
Actually, this is not accurate. Section 508 is Section 508 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. It primarily is concerned
with technology and IT-type services that the Federal Government
acquires (purchases.) It also may apply to entities who receive
large sums of federal money. Finally, it has been adopted by several
states, including Minnesota where I live. It does cover federal web sites.
The ADA, as passed did not talk about the web, since the web as we
know it did not exist. Its regulations are gradually being extended
to cover the web, but this is not yet a done deal.
At 04:20 PM 9/20/2011, you wrote:
>Eric asked what 508 compliance is. It is section 508 of the
>ADA. It is the legal backing for requiring website accessibility.
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