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Section 508 Summary Table

Use the table below to give you some basic help with the Section 508 Requirements for Web Pages, you can also print it out and use it as a checklist.  For more resources visit the Updated Section 508 Resource Page.




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Section 1194.22 Paragraph and Text of Paragraph 

Associated W3C Guideline and URL 

W3c Technique URL or comment on implementation of paragraph 

Compliance? (yes, no) 

(a) A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content). 

1.1 http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/#gl-provide-equivalents  


(b) Equivalent alternatives for any multimedia presentation shall be synchronized with the presentation 

1.4 http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/#gl-provide-equivalents  



(c) Web pages shall be designed so that all information conveyed with color is also available without color, for example from context or markup 

2.1 http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/#gl-color  



(d) Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet. 

6.1 http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/#gl-new-technologies  



(e) Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map 

1.2 http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/#gl-provide-equivalents



(f) Client-side image maps shall be provided instead of server-side image maps except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape 

9.1 http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/#gl-device-independence  



(g) Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables 

5.1 http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/#gl-table-markup  



(h) Markup shall be used to associate data cells and header cells for data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers 




(i) Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation. 

12.1 http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/#gl-complex-elements  



(j) Pages shall be designed to avoid causing the screen to flicker with a frequency greater than 2 Hz and lower than 55 Hz. 


7.1 http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/#gl-movement  



(k) A text-only page, with equivalent information or functionality, shall be provided to make a web site comply with the provisions of this part, when compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way. The content of the text-only page shall be updated whenever the primary page changes 

11.4 http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/#gl-use-w3c  



(l) When pages utilize scripting languages to display content, or to create interface elements, the information provided by the script shall be identified with functional text that can be read by assistive technology 


Makes sure that where scripting languages such as JavaScript are used, that what they present to the user is accessible.One of the techniques that can be used is to make sure that all output from scripting languages such as JavaScript are in an accessible format.style="mso-spacerun: yes">  For example code related to images should have alt tags on it. 



(m) When a web page requires that an applet, plug-in or other application be present on the client system to interpret page content, the page must provide a link to a plug-in or applet that complies with 1194.21(a) through (l). 



Requires that when applets or special programs are required to be present on the user's machine, that their be a link to a program or applet that is accessible to people with disabilities as per paragraph L. 


(n) When electronic forms are designed to be completed on-line, the form shall allow people using assistive technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues. 


Requires that all forms that are required to are available to be filled out from a web page be accessible to people with disabilities and the assistive technology that they use.This includes the directions or anything else needed to fill out the form. 


(o) A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links 


Simply requires a method for users to skip over links that appear repeatedly. 



(p) When a timed response is required, the user shall be alerted and given sufficient time to indicate more time is required. 


Makes sure that if a web page requires a timed response that the user will be given warning and will be given an opportunity 






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