Many of Naz Creative's customers target a wide cross-section of the population, including users with disabilities. In addition, some websites are required by the Federal Government to be accessible and must meet certain accessibility guidelines under Section 508. Our Design staff is well-versed and experienced in coding and testing practices to ensure that completed projects meet the level of accessibility required.
In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 was enacted to remove barriers in information technology, to make new opportunities available for people with disabilities, and to encourage the development of technologies that focus in achieving these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. The Access Board is responsible for developing accessibility standards for incorporation into regulations that govern Federal procurement practices. The standards that they put into place draw on the work of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) that they produced.
Although only legally required for government organizations, accessibility considerations are an important part within the private sector as well. Following best practices in interactive design include such considerations as Section 508 compliance.
Naz Creative took the initiative to not just follow the 508 standards but to exceed it. This includes monitoring of the current draft of upcoming guidelines, researching browser abilities to correctly render standards and finding workable solutions when they do not.