Partial quote from the Section508.gov Web site:
“In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. ‘ 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.”
If you are a Government organization the Section 508 amendment is a mandate. If you‘re non-Governmental, our Section 508 service is still a great way to avoid inadvertantly discriminating against those with disabilities.
If you are non-governmental it is not currently law. Is it a good idea to comply? YES!
Way Cool Web Design already practices some Section 508 compliance techniques on every website we create. We are proud to offer additional Section 508 Compliance Services should you require them.
I am very pleased with the outcome of this project. A solution that compensates for critical deficiencies in IE support for CSS was provided by John, enabling us to push ahead with a strategy that may not have been possible otherwise. My advice to you if you're considering working with John Barrick on a project is: Do it! I intend to continue working with John on this and other future projects.