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There is no single prescriptive certification authority. That's part of the problem. Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act requires U.S. Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Many state governments, municipal governments and corporations have adapted Section 508 as the baseline for accessibility standards. Compliance with S508 is a requirement (by law) for all federal agencies. Aplicor's blog lists many, but not all, of the 508 requirements.

Posted: Scottbae

hris

Where's the 508 test or certification authority?

Posted: anonymous

hris

508 is required and there is an increase motivation by OMB to finally enforce this legislation. While 508 compliance is part of the boilerplate text in every government RFI (request for information), rfp (request for proposal) or other similar solicitation, it has been largely ignored by both software companies and the government. Several CRM software companies have claimed that they are 508 compliant when they are not. Other software companies continue to just ignore the 508 requirement as they know most federal government bureaus won't bring it up.

Posted: Vanessa Mandrik

hris

Is section 508 compliance optional or required?

Posted: Mary P.

hris

Yes. We did three tests of varying intensity. Our first test was to just unplug the mouse and turn off the monitor and then use Aplicor in everyday operation. While these are only two of the 508 requirements, they are two of the more difficult and testing with the exclusive use of nothing other than a keyboard usually eliminates most commercial off the shelf (COTS) software systems. After Aplicor passed this test, we used two automation tools - Dragon (probably the most popular test tool) and JAWS. The only issue we encountered was the poor system recognition of foreign characters. We asked Aplicor to review this and they modified the system to acknowledge the foreign characters.

Posted: Vanessa Mandrik

hris

Has anyone tested Aplicor for ADA, US rehabilitation act and/or Section 508 compliance?

Posted by: Mary P.

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