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Accessibility Standard: Section 508 (2000)

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (amended 29 U.S.C. 794d) requires that US Federal employees with disabilities have access to information comparable to employees without disabilities. The technical requirements for websites were based on WCAG 1.0 level A with some additions.

Rules

This section lists the 58 rules covering 15 checkpoints for Section 508 (2000) supported by the current version of the product.

Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications (1194.22)

1194.22 (a) Text equivalents for non-text - 14 rules

1194.22 (b) Alternatives for multimedia - 2 rules

1194.22 © Don’t rely on color alone - 3 rules

1194.22 (d) Don’t require stylesheets - 2 rules

1194.22 (e) Server-side image maps - 1 rule

1194.22 (f) Client-side image maps - 1 rule

1194.22 (g) Table headers - 1 rule

1194.22 (h) Multiple level table headers - 1 rule

1194.22 (i) Frame titles - 4 rules

1194.22 (j) No flicker - 4 rules

1194.22 (k) Text only page when all else fails - No rules

1194.22 (l) JavaScript - 7 rules

1194.22 (m) Applets and plugins - 3 rules

1194.22 (n) Forms - 9 rules

1194.22 (o) Skip links - 2 rules

1194.22 (p) Timed responses - 4 rules