What is 508 Compliance?
Shorthand for compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The original law was passed in 1973, but Section 508 was added in 1998, expanding on the original Act's language to explicitly include accessibility for those with disabilities in electronic and information technology. This requirement is imposed on all federal agencies in their materials and resources, as well as any contractor who works with a federal agency.
While other organizations and companies are not legally compelled to comply, 508 compliance is often viewed as an accessibility standard for design best practices in many technology fields, including web design.
Explore More Useful Resources: The 5 C’s of Online Course Design; LMS Evaluation Checklist: 5 Must-Have LMS Features
eThink is an eLearning provider that offers fully-managed learning management solutions for open-source Moodle and Totara Learn. eThink provides a dynamic and customizable LMS solution that makes meeting eLearning goals easy.