What Is Section 508 Compliance Certification?
Section 508 compliance certification refers to the assessment of how accessible information and communication technology (ICT) product or service is based on the Revised Section 508 Standards. The assessment comprises describing the various Section 508 accessibility standards and demonstrating how a manufacturer or vendor’s ICT product or service complies with them.
Prospective buyers of ICT products and services can gauge the potential impact those products and services may have on people with disabilities based on VPAT 508 certifications. Buyers are increasingly relying on accurate 508 compliance VPAT certifications to assess the degree of accessibility of the products and services being offered for sale, and to identify any potential accessibility issues with them. This enables them to decide on the products and services they can buy in order to deliver accessibility in the best way possible as envisaged under Section 508.
By consulting a Section 508 VPAT example created by a Section 508 compliance certification professional, you can learn more about Section 508 compliance certification and completing the Section 508 VPAT.
Expanding Accessibility: From ICT To Disability License Plates
Awareness of accessibility for people with disabilities has substantially expanded as a result of the procedures involved in completing Section 508 VPATs for ICT products and services. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is also helping to encourage more and more businesses and organizations to provide products and services that are accessible to people with disabilities.
The ADA, which was passed into law in the United States in 1990, forbids discrimination against people with disabilities in all spheres of public life, including employment, education, transportation, and all other public and private locations that are accessible to the general public. Making sure that people with disabilities have the same opportunities and rights as everyone else is the goal of the legislation.
Making parking accessible has been proven to be crucial in the ongoing work to improve the 26% of Americans with disabilities’ access to civil rights. In order to park their cars in a disabled parking area, Americans with disabilities can now apply for a disability-driving license. A permanent disabled person who meets the requirements can get a Disabled Person (DP) license plate for free for all of their vehicles.
A disability-driving license is a license plate or symbol indicating that the vehicle owner is legally permitted to park in areas designated for individuals with disabilities
The procedure for applying for a disability-driving license varies by state, but common conditions that must be present include lung disease restrictions, severe heart conditions, the need for portable oxygen, the inability to walk long distances without stopping to rest, a severe disability that demands the use of an assistive device or person for mobility, verified vision impairments, or the loss of all or part of the use of one or both legs and/or hands.
Need Help 508 Compliance Certification Or Getting A Disability License Plate?
If you need more help or information with 508 compliance certification or getting a disability driving license plate, please feel free to call (626) 486-2201 to speak to an accessibility expert.