Section 508 / ADA Website Solutions
In the early 1970s, American lawmakers started to become more aware of the need for legislation that requires the accommodation of citizens with disabilities. The first piece of law was the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
ADA stands for the Americans with Disabilities Act. It was signed into law by President George Bush in 1990, and its America’s most important law regarding accessibility and civil rights for people with disabilities, including web accessibility.
What’s The Difference?
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is America’s oldest accessibility-related legislation. Thanks to 2 updates to Section 508, it requires all federal agencies and any bodies that accept federal funding to make their technology accessible to people with disabilities.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a more recent piece of legislation that encompasses many aspects of accessibility. The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in private entities that are classified as “public accommodations” as well as in federal agencies and bodies.
- Employers have to make accommodations for employees with disabilities to be able to do their jobs, including disabled-friendly entrances, disabled-friendly bathrooms, and the right kind of chairs, desks, and office equipment.
- Businesses of all types have to make it possible for customers with disabilities to access their services. The law requires them to make “reasonable modifications” to their premises when necessary so that they can serve people with disabilities. This includes things like wheelchair ramps for entrance into buildings, accessible bathrooms, American Sign Language (ASL) interpretations, and accommodation for service animals.
Section 508 Requirements
- WCAG compliance. By 2017, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) had published the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. The 2017 update formally established the WCAG as the accessibility framework that agencies should use. Most federal websites are required to meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance.
- Content accessibility. All official agency content that’s aimed at the general public has to be accessible in forms that accommodate different disabilities, including visual impairments, hearing difficulties, deafness, and cognitive, language, and learning disabilities.
- Synchronization. At the root level of technological design, all software and operating systems must be compatible with assistive technologies that might be used by people with disabilities, such as screen readers.
- Expanded Marketplace. Lawmakers wanted to use Section 508 to create a larger market of accessibility solutions by incorporating international standards into US government policy.
What We Offer
The Accessibility Interface (foreground App)
An interface session-based design and UI adjustment tool that makes accessibility modifications based on a user’s individual needs. All adjustments are compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA & AAA requirements.
AI-Powered Processes (background App)
AI machine learning technology uses contextual understanding and computer vision to address the complex, back-end requirements needed for screen reader and keyboard navigation adjustments.
We use two AI engines. The first, “Computer Vision”, is used for analyzing and describing images, while the other, “Contextual Understanding:, is used for learning the purpose and functionality of elements.
How It Works
You add a lone of code to the backend of your site and the Accessibility Interface instantly appears on the website. Additionally, the AI starts scanning and analyzing the website, in up to 48 hours the website is accessible and compliant with the AODA. The AI scans the website every 24 hours for new or revised content and will fix any errors it encounters.
What Happens If a Website’s Compliance Is Challenged?
The program powers almost 100,000 websites in 5 different continents under many different legislations.
If for any reason the website’s compliance is challenged, it will provide a litigation support package.
|Number of Pages||Set Up Fee||Annual Cost|
|Up to 999 pages||$490||$690|
|Up to 99,999 pages||$790||$1950|
The program does not create captions to videos nor remediate PDF or SVG formats as part of the standard subscription. It would be priced separately if required.
Please click here for the ACA/AODA Website Solutions.
If you are unable to access the WCAG or would like us to help you with this process, please contact Raven5 at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-855-543-8345.