WCAG and Section 508 accessibility compliance services
AEL Data is committed in making their electronic and information technologies accessible to people with disabilities. At AEL Data, we want to be a valuable resource for all Internet users. We are working to offer accessible alternatives to the websites with complex applications and features. With Section 508 and WCAG, we can help you use your website to achieve your business marketing and communication goals.
We maintain a fully accessible site as mentioned in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments requires that all Web site content be equally accessible to people with disabilities. We follow the POUR principles. P – Perceivable, O – Operable, U – Understandable, R – Robust.
Technology is deemed to be “accessible” if it can be used as effectively by people with disabilities as by those without. To demonstrate that a product or Web service is in compliance with Section 508, the creator completes a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), an “informational tool” that describes exactly how the product or service does or does not meet Section 508 standards. The completed VPAT gets posted on the creator’s Web site to provide government officials and consumers with access to the information.
The scope of Section 508 is limited to the sector. It includes binding, enforceable standards, as well as compliance reporting requirements and a complaint procedure. it is hoped that Section 508 will encourage the developement of products and Web-based services that meet accessibility standards. Accessibility policies like Section 508 vary from country to country, but most countries, including the European Union (EU), have adopted standards based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium. Section 508 is based on W3CPriority 1 checkpoints.