PebbleGo, Upgraded: Access matters.

What does it mean to be section 508 compliant?

Section 508, an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal law mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities.

Vision, Cognitive, Physical, Hearing

 

What is WCAG compliance?

WCAG 2.0 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), is an updated version of Section 508 compliance. In addition to the regulations set out by Section 508, WCAG compliance includes guidelines at an international level. The goal of WCAG is to provide a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally.

 

iPad Displaying Home Screen of PebbleGo

What are the new accessibility features of PebbleGo that make it compliant with Section 508?

  • Navigation is simple, intuitive, and predictable
  • Text-to-Speech on all articles
  • Transcripts for all videos
  • Alternative text and descriptive titles for meaningful images
  • Screen reader support
  • Access keys for keyboard-only navigation
  • Color contrast designed to support color-blindness and low vision 

 

Checkout this article to learn more about what accessibility means in school libraries today.