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Policy and Standards

Section 508 Website

http://itstandards.sc.gov/SearchDisciplineResults.aspx?id=Accessibility

The official government website for Section 508 offers a rundown of the regulations and policies that have resulted from the law. There are also numerous other resources, including tools for implementing the policies, websites and resources for evaluating compliance, online training, examples of similar State legislation, and more.

Access Board - Section 508

http://www.access-board.gov/508.htm

A webpage provided by the United States Access Board that provides extensive documentation of the Federal standard. Provides copies of the standards in English, Spanish, and Japanese, with options for text-to-speech and Brailler formatted versions.

BuyAccessible.gov

http://www.buyaccessible.gov/

A program of the General Services Administration (GSA), which provides technical assistance to federal agencies and the general public, including policy support, training, coordination, and show-casing of assistive technologies. Its goal is to provide an easy, one-stop solution for agencies who need to implement 508 compliance but aren’t sure how.

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

http://www.w3.org/WAI/

The Web Accessibility Initiative, implemented by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops strategies, guidelines, and resources to help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities. The site contains guidelines, evaluation tools, as well as presentations and tutorials on various accessibility topics.