Section 508 of the National Rehabilitation Act is a federal law that requires federal agencies make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities.
As of January 2018, section 508 law mandates that all institutions supported by federal funds give people with disabilities equal opportunities to access websites and electronic communications.
508 encompasses government agencies, managed healthcare, educational organizations and relevant private sector websites.
All your online content and communications have to be fully accessible to everyone. That includes (though not limited to) the following:
To be 508 compliant you need to make sure all your online and electronic content is easily accessible to anyone with vision or auditory impairments – in English and all other relevant languages.
For example, you will need to: