What is Section 508 compliance?
Section 508 compliance simply means that anyone who visits your website, regardless of disability status, can access technology. Section 508 compliant sites are compatible with assistive technology, such as screen readers, for example. Accessible sites allow you to connect across barriers and be available to all users.
Why is Section 508 compliance important for nonprofits?
You want your nonprofit website to be accessible to all your web visitors. An inaccessible website could create a barrier for those you serve, your donors, or your partners. It may be difficult for them to contact you, make a donation, or keep up with the work you're doing. You can be certain that users with disabilities have equal access to your site. Section 508 compliance is an important step in making your visitors feel valued and offering clear communications to your audience.
Compliance is mandatory.
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires all federal agencies and institutions that receive federal funding to have Section 508 compliant websites. Even if your nonprofit does not receive federal funding, Section 508 compliance is valuable for connecting with all your visitors. Formstack guarantees your online forms are accessible to all users and Section 508 compliant.