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Section 508

In 1998 the US Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities.

One of the things I love to do is to be constantly learning.  This week the University of Phoenix had its faculty train on Ally on Blackboard Ultra for ADA compliance and to help improve student outcomes.

As time passes, more and more organizations are being required to meet the ADA compliance standards and at UOP, it is no different.

Very happy to learn Ally on Blackboard Ultra for ADA compliance.

This checklist should not be referenced in policies or in policy adoption. While this is a useful resource for the technical implementation of WCAG, it is not a comprehensive policy checklist. Official WCAG documentation provides much better mechanisms for implementing accessibility into policy or law.

Guidelines for using this checklist:

With Rotary International, Zone 25/26, District 5230, and North Fresno Rotary, I am collaborating with my colleagues to meet the requirements of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design. Our mandate is to make sure that all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities.

As of January 2018, the technical requirements of Section 508 have changed to incorporate WCAG 2.0 A and AA success criteria. The checklist below is out-of-date and should not be used. You can instead refer to WebAIM's WCAG 2 checklist (webaim.org/standards/wcag/checklist). Note: The pass/fail criteria in this document represent an interpretation of Section 508 web standards. This checklist is NOT official Section 508 documentation.

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