Which of the following are ICT related activities covered under Section 508?
The US Access Board established the Section 508 standards that implement the law and provides the requirements for accessibility. Section 508 requires federal agencies to make their ICT such as technology, online training and websites accessible for everyone.
What is the main purpose of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act?
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. § 794d) requires that Federal agencies’ electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public.
What is the 508 refresh?
This means WCAG 2.0 conformance requirements are used to measure compliance of documents, web content, and software (when applicable) for Section 508. The Refresh follows the prior advanced notices by restructuring Section 508 around the function of products and services rather than types of products or services.
Who is responsible for making information and communications technology accessible?
The U.S. Access Board
The U.S. Access Board is responsible for developing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessibility standards to incorporate into regulations that govern Federal procurement practices.
Who must comply with Section 508?
Who needs to be 508 compliant? Section 508 doesn’t only apply to federal agencies. It also impacts any organization that does business with a federal agency or receives federal funding. This includes private contractors, the financial industry, healthcare, many legal organizations, and others.
What is the difference between WCAG and Section 508?
WCAG deals with web sites. Section 508 deals with all consumer technologies — this includes web sites, but also includes other technologies such as kiosks, etc.
Which of the following products are ICT?
Examples of ICT include, but are not limited to: Telephones, smart phones and mobile devices. Televisions, DVD players and videotaped productions. Internet and Intranet websites.
How do you know if something is 508 compliant?
508 Compliant Technical Requirements
- Avoid the sole use of device dependent event handlers.
- Ensure embedded objects are device-independent.
- Ensure all active elements can receive keyboard focus.
- Ensure keyboard focus is not provided to inactive elements.
- Ensure menus can be opened from the keyboard.