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The Law

Section 508 is part of the ‘Rehabilitation Act of 1973.’ The law was amended in 1998 to add 508 which requires that government agencies provide equal access to information to disabled employees.

The correct way to refer to the law is:

While related in ways, the Rehabilitation Act is not part of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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US Web Design Standards

Accessibility out of the box. These guidelines were built with a priority on accessibility at every step of the design process in conformance with Section 508 Standards. From colors to code, everything you need to meet high standards of accessibility are baked into these tools.