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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.

“Americans with disabilities are Americans first and foremost, and like all Americans are entitled to not only full participation in our society, but also full opportunity in our society.”

- President Barak Obama, 2010