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What is a 508 Compliant webpage?
You can read
all about 508 Compliance at the website www.section508.gov.
The general meaning for 508 compliance is to have a website that
is accessible and readable for everyone including people with disabilities.
How does that work you might ask? Well, imagine if someone is blind
and they visit your webpage and you have a big graphic stating 'DVD's
for sale, click here to buy'within a graphic
(.gif or .jpeg). The person with the disability will only be able
to scan your actual page text into there accessibility program to
be read back to them and will miss you're sale graphic advertisement
information completely. Now, If you had a 508 compliant webpage
then you would have special alt text within the code of the html
to reference what that graphic translates to in text using alt tags
making the graphic readable and understood by absolutely anyone
with a disability. People with no disabilities won't ever see this
code, they will see the page as you would see it. I hope that helps
you understand a little of what 508 Compliance is about. It is much
more involved than my small explanation so please read more about
it by visiting this site: www.section508.gov
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compliance testing and recoding services, I can test, review and
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