Pixel Creative Services, LLC. is committed to complying with all statutory requirements to ensure that web content is more accessible to people with disabilities. We make a concerted effort to meet the standards of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. (Web "content" generally refers to the information in a web page or web application, including: natural information such as text, images, and sounds code or markup that defines structure, presentation, etc.).BackgroundIn 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require
Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities. The law (29 U.S.C. § 794 (d)) applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508, agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to access available to others.
The United States Access Board discusses the Section 508 law and its responsibility for developing accessibility standards for EIT to incorporate into regulations that govern Federal procurement practices.Section 508 establishes requirements for electronic and information technology developed, maintained, procured, or used by the Federal government.
Section 508 requires Federal electronic and information technology to be accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public.An accessible information technology system is one that can be operated in a variety of ways and does not rely on a single sense or ability of the user. For example, a system that provides information only in visual format may not be accessible to people with visual impairments and a system that provides information only in audio format may not be accessible to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Some individuals with disabilities may need accessibility-related software or peripheral devices in order to use systems. Section 508 requires systems to work with the accessibility-related solutions.Section 508 applies to a broad variety of electronic and information technology including:web pages and internet or intranet based services and applications; software and applications (off-the-shelf and custom developed);telecommunications including telephone systems, telephones, voice mail and interactive voice response systems, and fax machines; duplication, printing and copying equipment; stand-alone stations (or information kiosks);multimedia presentations including video conferencing, television broadcasts, training media; support services, and documentation.