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Section 508

Eliminating barriers in IT and making available opportunities for people with disabilities.




About Section 508

Econometrica understands the importance of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended). We understand that, regardless of the format, all web content and print materials produced during Federal contracts that include text, graphics, audio, or video must conform to applicable Section 508 standards to allow anyone with disabilities to access information that is comparable to information provided to persons without disabilities.

Our expert staff provides comprehensive support to help clients comply with Section 508 and ensures our deliverables meet Section 508 specifications while maintaining high-quality standards. Econometrica consistently considers Section 508 guidelines in all aspects of our work by creating templates and color schemes and selecting platforms that help us further create equal access to electronic and information technology (EIT).

Econometrica is highly skilled and experienced in preparing documents that are Section 508 compliant. We are trained in all main areas of Section 508 compliance review, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; Adobe Acrobat; and multimedia formats such as recordings and webinars. We have provided Section 508 compliant deliverables and reports to many Government entities, such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

We have an automated Section 508 team compliance help desk which immediately notifies our Section 508 experts of new requests for compliance review and validation. To ensure the highest level of accessibility across these standards, our Section 508 team uses CommonLook Global Access and PDF Accessibility Checker 3.0 to confirm that all documents meet the “Accepted” standard. While our team is familiar with all Section 508 standards, we rely on PDF/Universal Accessibility (UA) or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) as our primary accessibility standards. Using these standards, our team has successfully performed Section 508 accessibility checks on all publicly released presentations for Econometrica’s Post-Acute Care Training contracts for CMS; final reports for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS); interactive forms for FMCSA and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; and webinars, web-based trainings, and PDF files for CMS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among others.