What You Need to Know About the New 508 Compliance Rules

 

508 compliance—it’s the hottest topic in eLearning! Okay, that might be a stretch, but creating accessible learning is worth talking about, especially if you are employed by—or creating eLearning for—a federal agency.

On January 18, 2017, the United States Access Board published a final rule that jointly updates requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communication Act. This rule updated the Section 508 standards and Section 255 guidelines in response to market trends and innovations and aligned Sections 508 and 255 with other standards both in the U.S. and abroad, including standards issued by the European Commission and with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

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