Section 508 is a federal law that requires electronic and information technology to be accessible to people with disabilities. Congress passed the law in 1998, but it wasn't until 2010 that the Department of Justice issued guidelines for how website owners should implement it.
Among other things, Section 508 requires that websites be accessible to users with visual impairments. The guidelines include specific requirements for color contrast, font size and style, image descriptions, and more.
This law makes it possible for anyone who wants to access the internet—even people who are blind—to do so.
We use tools that help us to ensure that our websites comply with the Section 508 guidelines.