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What is Section 508?
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Yes, today we write another article about ADA compliance for websites as new regulations recently came up that will most likely affect your website and its compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (also known as ADA). Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d) is a federal law that requires federal agencies to provide those with disabilities equal access to electronic data and information to those with no disabilities. This of course includes websites of such agencies ...

Timed response on web pages and what it means for ADA compliance
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Online ADA compliance is going to become more and more complex as time passes. This year, we have seen the most changes in terms of coding and visual requirements and the legal aspect for websites belonging to government agencies. Under Section 508 Standards (which governs the technical requirements to be ADA compliant online), there are the Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications (1194.22). It reads "When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given suf...

Alternative Text for Images and Website ADA Compliance
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Images coded for the web have four standard elements: The actual image file name, the styling (example borders created with CSS coding), the title tag (which is the mouse over text you see when hovering over an image), and the alt tag. Alt stands for alternative. In the "old days", it was used to show text when an image was not able to display. This happened a lot during the dial up Internet phase when connections were very slow. Now, this tag is often used for search engine optimization. It is ...

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