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Part I: Connections > Meeting Accessibility Requirements

Chapter 2. Meeting Accessibility Requirements

On June 21, 2001, Section 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act went into effect. As of that date, all Federal departments and agencies were mandated to make their web sites accessible in accordance with the specific regulations of Section 508. If you work on a Federal government web site, you already know this and are, in keeping with the law, creating accessible web sites. If you’re not a developer for a U.S. government agency, you can skip this chapter, right?

Wrong. Section 508 has had a tremendous ripple effect across the entire web:


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