Compliant documents are ACCESSIBLE documents Did you know that 285 million people in the world have some degree of visual impairment? 275 million have moderate-to-profound hearing impairment, and many more… Continue Reading Why is Section 508 Compliance Important?
In January 2017, the U.S. Access Board finally issued the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines, in the first revision/update of the existing Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility… Continue Reading WCAG Rules the Day!
Here’s a little primer on tagging PDFs for Section 508 compliance, just four pictures worth a thousand words each- this is from an AIM document audit: Screenreaders like JAWS read the… Continue Reading Sample Section 508 Audit and Primer
PDF is a publication format, and almost all PDFs were created from a production application, most commonly Word, InDesign, or PowerPoint. The native file is exported and converted to PDF… Continue Reading Accessibility Best Practices: Tagged PDF
NOTE: Please refer to this clarification: https://508compliantdocumentconversion.com/pdfua-and-section-508/ In January 2017, the U.S. Access Board issued the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines, updating its existing Electronic and Information… Continue Reading Do You Feel Section 508 Refreshed? The New ICT Rules Are in Effect
Technology evolves at lightning speed- regulations for accessibility, not so much. Section 508 became effective in 2000- how can 17 year-old regulations apply to today’s enormous, ubiquitous electronic information flow?… Continue Reading A Long Road For the Disabled: Accessible Information and Ancient Regulation, a Brief History of Section 508 and the “Refresh”
PDF/UA clarifies and simplifies the PDF-specific technical requirements to meet WCAG 2.0 WCAG 2.0 is regarded as the primary standard for web accessibility by national governments around the world, and… Continue Reading WCAG and Section 508: PDF Requirements
“PDF/UA makes certain that the PDF format isn’t the source of accessibility problems.” That does not mean that a PDF/UA-compliant document will always be perfectly accessible—issues like poorly-built Word documents… Continue Reading PDF/UA Details
New York City takes the lead in accessibility, passing a law in March of this year requiring that its government agency websites and electronic documents meet recognized standards WCAG 2.0… Continue Reading New York City Sets Accessibility Standards, Requires Conformance With Section 508
That is correct, there is no such thing as a government-approved “certificate” proving compliance with Section 508. Here, from http://www.section508.gov/blog/common-misconception-section-508-certification: “Section 508 certification doesn’t exist. Some people are claiming that they… Continue Reading Top 508 Myth: Section 508 “Certification”