508 Compliance and Remediation

Section 508 of the National Rehabilitation Act requires that all content on U.S. government websites be accessible to people with visual, cognitive, hearing, or motor impairments. Beneficiaries of federal funding must now guarantee 508 compliance of all web-deliverable content, ensuring that everything distributed online for public use is equally accessible to disabled and nondisabled users.

 

Screen Reader Accessibility

Screen readers have afforded people with disabilities an unprecedented level of access to online media and digital publications. Clients like AARP rely on our remediation services to ensure that their publications are created following best practices, are fully accessible via screen readers, and comply with Section 508 requirements. TalentMEDIA understands that true accessibility goes beyond creating content that simply passes automated testing. Our services ensure that content is easily used by the disabled, and that information is conveyed accurately by screen readers. Our standards surpass the Section 508 requirements, extending to more stringent Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 global accessibility standards.

Adobe PDF Remediation

PDF has become the preferred format for distributing documents via the Internet. Our remediation experts can assist you by converting your documents from virtually any publication software product to PDF, or you can send us your PDF file for remediation after conversion. TalentMEDIA remediation specialists rely on Adobe Acrobat Pro and NetCentric Technologies’ CommonLook for Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office, to guarantee that PDFs are 508 compliant and are effectively tagged for proper reading order and use by the disabled. We use Freedom Scientific’s JAWS to test PDF navigation, reading order, accuracy, and readability.

Microsoft Word Remediation

Our team can assist clients—like the National Council on Disability—who require accessible documents in Microsoft Word in verifying that final Word documents are also fully 508 compliant. These accessible Word documents provide the user with all of the editing and writing tools of Word, while still adhering to 508 compliance requirements and allowing accessibility to all users.

Interactive Forms

Creating forms that are 508 compliant requires a thorough understanding of how people with disabilities actually use, navigate, and complete fillable forms. TalentMEDIA specialists ensure that disabled users are able to effectively use forms with a screen reader or other assistive technology.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

Creating forms that are 508 compliant requires a thorough understanding of how people with disabilities actually use, navigate, and complete fillable forms. TalentMEDIA specialists ensure that disabled users are able to effectively use forms with a screen reader or other assistive technology.