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Compatible with Section 508

Section 508, or in its full name, Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is an amedment to the act concerning Federal agencies having to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. 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. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. ยง 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others. Source: WikiPedia In order to adhere to the new amendment, the federal agencies created a framework that will allow them to rapidly develop accessible websites. This framework, Assets Framework, is based on Bootstrap 3.3 and jQuery-ui and was released as 'public domain'.

Source: Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

This website is entirely compatible and designed to be in fit with section 508.

Compatible with WCAG 2.0 AA

WCAG 2.0 AA, or in its full name, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 level AA, are guidlines designed to make the web more accessible.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are part of a series of web accessibility guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the internet. They consist of a set of guidelines for making content accessible, primarily for people with disabilities, but also for all user agents, including highly limited devices, such as mobile phones. The current version, WCAG 2.0, was published in December 2008 and became an ISO standard, ISO/IEC 40500:2012 in October 2012.

Source: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

This website is entirely compatible and in conformance with WCAG 2.0 AA

Validated with W3C Markup Validation Service

This validator checks the markup validity of Web documents in HTML, XHTML, SMIL, MathML, etc. Source: The W3C Markup Validation Service Screenshot of results of W3C HTML Validation Service    .

Validated with W3C CSS Validation Service

It is a service that checks Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and (X)HTML documents with style sheets for errors and issues. Note that you need to check the website first with the W3C Markup Validation Service, then check with this one. Source: The W3C CSS Validation Service

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Optimized Colors for Color Blind

This website has chosen accent colors have been tested for color blind safety and for proper contrast from the background, as defined in WCAG 2.0 AA and Section 508 and are complient. All contrast tests have been validated with many tools including WAVE.

Based on the ASSETS framework

This website is based on the ASSETS framework by the American Federal Goverment which was built for new websites for Accessibility Complience. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of the US government (specifically HHS), has emerged as an unexpected champion of accessibility for Bootstrap and made its own framework, Assets (first announced in late 2012).

Assets was updated to use Bootstrap 3 (which should make many a Bootstrap user happy). So this website was based on Bootstrap v3 as base for ASSETS! All the components and elements used on this website therefore are based on the ASSETS framework.

Source: Accessible Bootstrap Frameworks .