Websites are only fully accessible when people with disabilities can use them as effectively as those without disabilities. Inaccessible website design produces a digital segregation; don't fuel this unnecessary separation.
In order for a person who is mobility- or vision-impaired to be able to use a site, that web site must satisfy 16 specific conditions according to 508 Compliance requirements. At WebpageFX, we know and understand these requirements; but even more, we know how to meet them.
|Features||508 - Do It Yourself||508 - Implemented|
|Page by page analysis||Reported||Reported and implemented|
|Web browser testing||Included||Included and implemented|
|Copywriting for images||Included||Included and implemented|
|Copywriting for meta tags||Included||Included and implemented|
|Pages tested with screen reader||Reported||Reported and implemented|
|HTML/CSS/JS audit||Reported||Reported and implemented|
|Page load speed audit||Reported||Reported and implemented|
|Detailed checklist for each page||Reported||Reported and implemented|
|Copywriting for complex graphics||Reported||Reported and implemented|
|Link/button audit||Reported||Reported and implemented|
|Page background audit||Reported||Reported and implemented|
|Color deprication audit||Reported||Reported and implemented|
|HTML table audit||Reported||Reported and implemented|
|Web forms audit||Reported||Reported and implemented|
|Flash or applet audit||Reported||Reported and implemented|
|Video - transcription audit||Reported||Up to 1 hour included|
|Audio - transcription audit||Reported||Up to 1 hour included|
|Dedicated Project Manager||✔||✔|
|Executive final report summary||✔||✔|
|Detailed final project reporting||✔||✔|
|Initial - 25 web pages||✔||✔|
|Each additional block of 10 pages||$350||$650|
|Need more information? Call Us: 717-609-1553|
WebpageFX offers Section 508 Compliance web site development solutions for government, government contractors, businesses, non-profit entities and the private sector to ensure your organization's website is meeting the standards set by the Federal government. Our team includes skilled web designers and expert accessibility analysts with extensive development backgrounds and the technical insight needed when developing or testing Section 508-compliant web-based content.
Having a clear understanding of the accessibility requirements and the knowledge to translate the requirements into technical solutions is essential when building a 508-compliant website. WebpageFX has expert knowledge of how people with disabilities interact with information technology and we are well-versed in the requirements within the Section 508 legislation. Not only do we provide a website that all users can effectively access, we design the website with forward-compatibility, ensuring that as browsers continue to evolve, your website remains constantly functional for all visitors.
At WebpageFX, we offer two different options for producing a 508 compliant website. In addition to implementing our recommendations for you, we also offer a cost-effective, do-it-yourself (DIY) option. With this option, we will analyze and evaluate your organization's website for compliance standards and provide a full report of the 508-compliance site audit we perform. Based on this analysis, we will determine and outline what requirements are met in addition to outlining our recommendations for improvement and enhanced accessibility. When employing our 508 compliant services and opting for the DIY option, WebpageFX will also provide copywriting services for images and meta tags. By writing these for you, WebpageFX ensures 508-compliant, lucid verbiage with images that are able to be read by screen readers and understood by your intended audience.
The Section 508 legislation is an amendment to the Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, signed into law by President Clinton in 1998. This amendment requires the information technology of Federal Agencies, including websites, to be accessible to those with disabilities. The burden is on the Federal Agency to maintain the website and ensure users with disabilities have access to and use of information comparable to that of the general public. While the experience may not be exactly the same, all users must be able to access the same information, including images and media files, as well as perform common tasks, such as making a purchase or filling out a form on your site.
If you are a federal institution or a direct vendor to the Federal government, your business must comply with federally regulated guidelines for Section 508, including web site accessibility. WebpageFX 508 Compliance solutions meet all the accessibility requirements outlined in this legislation. In knowing how to satisfy these conditions, we are able to provide exceptional websites that adhere to the requirements of this act.
While not mandated for the general public, having a 508-compliant site increases your base of potential customers. Roughly 19% of the population is living with some type of disability, and ensuring your site is accessible to this population is certainly to your company or organization's benefit. Don't miss out on potential sales because your site is not accessible to 19% of the population. Even if your website is strictly consumer-based and 508-compliance is not a requirement for you, we can help you make certain you're reaching all of your potential customers!
We will evaluate your site page-by-page ensuring any and all accessibility requirements are fulfilled, making sure any visitor to your site who lives with a disability has the means necessary to experience your site in its entirety.
Having a design that is focused on the visitor typically requires making sure the flow of navigation and organization of your website meets end-user expectations. We will analyze the layout and navigation of your site to ensure it satisfies user requirements. Additionally, we will make sure the pages and design elements within your site are visible and accessible to all users.
In order to ensure your site encompasses 508-compliant web accessible content, we will assess all information, images and other media files within your site. In addition, we will verify all users have the ability to make purchases and complete online forms successfully.
WebpageFX will evaluate the following and implement recommendations based on 508 compliance requirements:
Call 888.449.3239 or contact us online to learn more about how a 508 compliant website can benefit your organization.