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Introduction Most people today can hardly conceive of life without the internet. It provides access to news, email, shopping, and entertainment, at any hour of the day or night. Some have argued that no other single invention has been more revolutionary since Gutenberg's printing press in the 1400s. Now, at the click of a mouse, the world can be "at your fingertips"—that is, if you can use a mouse... and see the screen... and hear the audio—in other words, if you don't have a disability of any kind.
General (Subpart A) The standards define the types of technology covered and set forth provisions that establish a minimum level of accessibility. The application section (1194.2) outlines the scope and coverage of the standards. The standards cover the full range of electronic and information technologies in the Federal sector, including those used for communication, duplication, computing, storage, presentation, control, transport and production. This includes computers, software, networks, peripherals and other types of electronic office equipment. The standards define electronic and information technology , in part, as "any equipment or interconnected system or subsystem of equipment, that is used in the creation, conversion, or duplication of data or information."
Web accessibility is the goal of making web pages easier to navigate and read. While this is primarily intended to assist those with disabilities , it can be helpful to all readers. We aim to adhere to WCAG guidelines 2.0 (aka ISO /IEC 40500:2012) on which the following suggestions are based.
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Why are things always in the last place you look for them? Because you stop looking when you find them. —Children’s riddle
You are here: Home > Articles > WebAIM Section 508 Checklist Part 1: for HTML The following standards are excerpted from Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, §1194.22. The pass/fail criteria in this document represent an interpretation of Section 508 web standards.
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You are here: Home > Articles > Using the AIS Web Accessibility Toolbar Author: Steven Faulkner of Accessible Information Solutions - external link Date: August 2005 Introduction