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Section 508 Resource Page

Updated 04/10/11

 

   

 

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The resources below can assist those who need to make web sites or other electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities in order to comply with U. S. Section 508.  Please contact us if there are any problems or you have suggestions for resources that should be added to this page.  Send an email to: icdri@icdri.org .

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Legal and Policy Resources

Section 508 Compliance Letters

Technical Resources

Organizations with Products and Services to help Meet 508 Standards

 

Legal and Policy Resources

Final Far Rule For Implementing Section 508 of the Rehab Act Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities 
http://section508.gov/docs/Final99607A.htm 

Works of Cynthia Waddell et al.
http://www.icdri.org/cynthia_waddell.htm 

Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards," Final Rule (ref. 36 CFR Part 1194) for the Rehabilitation Act, Sec 508, (as amended by P.L. 105-220 Sec 508)
http://www.access-board.gov/news/508-final.htm 

Sapient Group - Section 508 Accessibility & ADA Legal Consulting

Department of Justice Section 508 Home Page
 http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/508/508home.html  

GSA The Accessibility Forum - First Meeting, May 11, 2001
http://www.accessibilityforum.org/index.html  Resource Page - The Accessibility Forum

RESNA Policy Information Pipeline
Emerging Initiatives - Section 508
http://www.resna.org/taproject/policy/initiatives/508.html and http://www.resna.org/taproject/policy/initiatives/508/508Stateactions.htm 

RESNA Assistive Technology Act Projects' Activities and Initiatives
 http://www.resna.org/taproject/policy/initiatives/508.html#ata 

University of Colorado at Boulder 508 Resource Collection
 http://www.colorado.edu/sacs/disabilityservices/post_at/sect508rg.html   

Requirements for Accessible Electronic and  Information Technology Design
http://ocfo.ed.gov/coninfo/clibrary/software.htm 

Federal IT Accessibility Initiative
 http://www.section508.gov/  

1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications
 http://usability.gov/accessibility/508.html#subpart  

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Section 508 Compliance Letters

CA Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, Legal Opinion M 01-17, Dated June 11, 2001 from Ralph Black, General Counsel
CA Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, Legal Opinion M 01-17

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Technical Resources

Analysis of WCAG and Section 508 by Disability Type - 8/24/01 By Kynn  Bartlett

Accessible Procurement Toolkit
 http://www.disability.org/toolkit/IndexE.asp 

American Disabilities Act (ADA) and section 508
http://www.saundrakaerubel.com/accessibility.htm 

Making Macromedia Movies talk and listen

Comparison of Section 508 and W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines by Jim Thatcher
A side by side detailed comparison of the Priority 1 Web Content Accessibility Guideline checkpoints and the web accessibility provisions of Section 508 from the US Access Board, sponsored by ATAP, the Association of Tech Act Projects ( www.atap.org  ), http://jimthatcher.com/sidebyside.htm.

Comparison of six web evaluation tools by Jim Thatcher
A detailed description and comparison of six web accessibility evaluation and repair tools, http://jimthatcher.com/erx.htm 

NIEHS Intro to Section 508 36 CFR - Part 1194.22
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/websmith/508/home.htm 

Section 508 Summary Table
 http://www.icdri.org/section508/section_508_summary_table.htm  

Some Human Judgments Required for Section 508 Evaluation, By Dr. Len Kasday
 http://astro.temple.edu/~kasday/talks/wave508/judge.html  

Tech-for-All
www.tech-for-all.com

Trace Center 508 Mailing List
 http://trace.wisc.edu:8080/guest/listutil/SEC508 

Tutorial By Jim Thatcher
A 12 part tutorial on web accessibility for Section 508 sponsored by ITTATC, the Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center (www.ittatc.org), http://jimthatcher.com/webcourse1.htm

The Unofficial Section 508 Web Accessibility Checklist
 http://dcwebwomen.org/happening/508_resources.doc  

Web Accessibility Training
http://www.webucator.com/WebDesign/Accessibility.cfm 

Web Accessibility Tutorial (Free)
http://www.web-accessibility-tutorial.com.

Webaim Section 508 Web Accessibility Checklist
http://www.webaim.org/standards/508/checklist  

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Organizations with Products and Services to help Meet 508 Standards

Accessible Systems - Free Classes on Web and Software Accessibility
http://www.accessible-systems.com/services/training.html   

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GRCI an AT&T Company - See Resource Page
http://www.grci.com/main.htm  

Hiawatha Island Software Company ("HiSoftware") - See Resource Page
 http://www.hisoftware.com   *****NEW******

Inclusive Technologies
 http://www.inclusive.com/  

SSB Technologies - Infocus and  Insight Products
 http://www.ssbtechnologies.com/  

TecAccess
 http://www.tecaccess.net  

Jim Thatcher - Accessibility Consultant 
 http://jimthatcher.com/ 

Microsoft and Section 508
 http://www.microsoft.com/enable/microsoft/section508.htm 

Information Technology Technical Assistance And Training Center
 http://www.ittatc.org/  ****NEW****

TARGET Center - USDA Technology at Work Center
 http://www.usda.gov/oo/ontarget.htm 

The Wave

WebAIM
 http://www.webaim.org  

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