Section 508 Compliance

What is Section 508 Compliance? 

As part of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act, Section 508 outlines responsibilities for access to people with disabilities. According to Section 508 guidelines, federal agencies and their contractors are required to make public documents accessible to people with physical, sensory or cognitive disabilities. This includes companies that provide goods and services to federal agencies and contractors, including healthcare providers and software companies. Overlooking this requirement has serious consequences for companies that work with federal agencies or contractors. Health plans that fail to include accessible documentation may be found non-compliant under U.S. law, incurring penalties for the responsible companies. As a result, Section 508 compliance has emerged as a primary concern in preparation of PDF documentation intended for public release. For support, explore our ADA solutions.