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Section 508: Why comply?

It’s the right thing to do:

  • 28,000,000 (10% of population) are deaf or hearing impaired.
  • 11,400,000 people have visual conditions not correctable by glasses.
  • 6,400,000 new cases of eye disease occur each year.
  • 2,800,000 people are visually handicapped from color blindness.
  • 1,100,000 people are legally blind.

It’s the law:

  • Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-220), August 7, 1998.

“I call on all Americans to celebrate the vital contributions of individuals with disabilities as we work towards fulfilling the promise of the ADA to give all our citizens the opportunity to live with dignity, work productively, and achieve their dreams.”

Proclamation, July 24, 2007

Listen to how a blind person hears the above information. [download player]