Section 508 (2017) Conformance Testing Methodology

Section 508 (2017) Conformance Testing Methodology

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Technical level: Advanced

Duration: 6 hours (estimate)

IAAP CAECs: 3.75 (This class counts toward renewal of IAAP certification)

Course Synopsis:

Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 508) is a law that requires the Federal government to provide access to its electronic and information technology, specifically the electronic and information technology Federal agencies develop, use, maintain, and procure. The law applies to various kinds of technology, including hardware, software, office equipment, and government web pages.

The goal of the information presented in this resource is to provide a methodology for testing digital content for conformance to Section 508 as revised in 2017. Information about the requirements of Section 508 relating to hardware are not part of this resource at this time.