Section 508 Compliant Websites means that each element on your website is easy to access for people who may not be able to see, read or hear as well as other people.
What are Section 508 Compliant Websites?
How does this work? Many sites have things like files, tables, image tags, iframes, videos, audio, objects, embeds, and forms. Non-impaired site users easily access and understand these things. But for people with eyesight or hearing issues, images, downloadable forms and videos become obstacles to being able to access the information on the website.
ADA Plugin for WordPress sites is a plugin that scans all of these elements on a site. For each element, ADA Plugin lists the posts that the object is in and an excerpt of the code that was detected. A checklist of action items helps the person managing the Section 508 Compliant standards for the website. The checklist ensures that steps are taken to meet the requirements.
Section 508 Compliant websites are now required by federal law for all governmental websites. However, any website can benefit from these standards. You don’t have to be a government website to use ADA Plugin. Any website that serves the disabled community can definitely benefit from this plugin. But any website can improve their accessibility to people with non-traditional abilities. This not only increase their customer base, but ensures that everyone is treated equally on the web!