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Section 508 Compliance Services

Ensure your digital content is accessible to all with our Section 508 compliance expertise.

About Our Section 508 Compliance Services

Our Section 508 services ensure that your digital content complies with the latest accessibility standards, including Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, ICT accessibility requirements, and WCAG 2.0 guidelines. We cater to federal agencies and organizations seeking to make their information and communication technology (ICT) accessible to all individuals, including those with disabilities. Our expert team is dedicated to providing thorough audits, effective remediation services, and insightful consulting to meet all Section 508 requirements.

Types of Services

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Types of Section 508 Compliance Services

Our services help you navigate the path to Section 508 compliance. We offer audits to evaluate your situation, remediation to fix gaps in compliance, and consulting to walk you through each step in the process. 

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TestPros provides Information Technology (IT) support services to a wide range of commercial and U.S. Federal, State, and Local Government customers. Established in 1988, our services are based on trust, quality, efficiency, and innovation to drive the mission of our customers. In the realm of information systems, we prioritize risk assessments and risk management to ensure business continuity.

Our Process

1

Initial Consultation

We would first have a detailed discussion with your program manager to understand your specific compliance goals. For example, a federal agency may wish to ensure that their public-facing website meets section 508 standards to avoid legal hassles.

2

Compliance Assessment

Our team audits your digital content—the website, PDF documents, and multimedia files. For instance, we may find that a website’s navigation menu can’t be navigated using a screen reader.

3

Detailed Reporting

We will also provide a detailed report with very specific findings and examples of non-compliance, as well as prioritized recommendations. For example, it might state that your PDF files are untagged and recommend you tag them to meet Section 508 requirements.

4

Remediation Planning

We use the audit and report to create a customized plan of action. This plan outlines concrete actions including but not limited to adding alt text to images, keyboard accessible for all interactive elements, and updating PDF files to be accessible.

5

Implementation

Execute the remediation plan with your IT and content teams. Work with web developers in remediating WCAG 2.0 compliance issues of web content.

6

Testing, Verification, & Ongoing Support

We conduct rigorous testing through the use of automated tools and manual reviews to ensure all problems are fixed. We test accessibility with actual screen readers and other assistive technologies. Lastly we provide continuous support through periodic audits and updates for ongoing compliance with any new content or changes in standards.

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Key Benefits of Our Services

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Regulatory Compliance

Meeting national standards on accessibility, as required under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, means that you will be less likely to face lawsuits. For example, a federal agency that ensures its information and communication technology conforms to Section 508 requirements will enable avoidance of litigation and penalties.

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Government Contracts

Section 508 compliance can help pave the way for opportunities to sell products to government agencies as well as state and local governments, thereby expanding your market and increasing potential revenue.

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Time and Money

Not only do we save you time through this most efficient process honed by decades of experience, but we also save you money—from the first ring to project completion.

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Enhanced Accessibility

A government website, for example, designed with forms that are accessible, will facilitate the independence of a visually impaired user to fill in and submit relevant documents unassisted through the use of a screen reader.

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Positive Public Image

Shows your commitment to being accessible and inclusive as a business. A company that markets its accessibility compliance will be able to attract a wider customer base and have good PR within the community.

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Improved User Experience

A better experience across the board, with better engagement and satisfaction. For instance, an educational institution where online materials for all its courses are available has put in place measures that promote equal learning experiences for every student, including students with disabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of Section 508 compliance services?

The cost of these services depends on the depth and complexity of your project. The factors that may increase the price are the number of web pages, documents, and multimedia files that require an audit and remediation. Reach out to us for a free and personalized quote for your needs and budget.

The actual timeline of becoming Section 508 compliant depends on the extent to which you need compliance. A small website could be remediated in a matter of weeks, while a large one hosting an immense amount of digital content could take a few months. We will provide a detailed timeline during our initial consultation so you have a clear expectation of the expected duration.

Section 508 applies to all digital content and technology, including websites and documents such as PDFs, Word files, multimedia—including videos, and audio files. The content needs to be made according to the guidelines of Section 508 in order for people with disabilities to have access to it. It is important not only that the person with a disability accesses your content but can interact with it effectively.

Yes, we do provide continual support to help maintain Section 508 compliance. Part of this is periodic audit, update considerations to new content, and addressing any new access issues that come up. We strive to work together with you in long-term compliance and accessibility.
Absolutely. We can audit your staff’s work to make sure that they are implementing the Section 508 standards correctly. We follow up our audits with detailed feedback and recommendations to assist your team in maintaining high accessibility standards in their ongoing work.

You can check out the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Accessibility Clearinghouse , which is a great resource that maintains an excellent index of information on accessibility, including information and communications technology. For a practical checklist to help ensure your web content meets Section 508 requirements, refer to WebAIM’s Section 508 Checklist . The resources above offer valuable guidance and tools to support your compliance efforts.

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