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Section 508 Assurance

NIB’s Section 508 Assurance Services address software, systems, and website accessibility and usability conformance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 508 mandates that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained or used by the federal government must be accessible to people with disabilities.

NIB offers three levels of Section 508 Assurance Services

Level 1: Conformance and Usability Assessment
This basic level of service assesses existing client and web-based applications, websites and electronic documents; identifies deficiencies; and provides recommendations for remediation.

Level 2: Conformance and Usability Assessment with Remediation Project Management
Includes the Level 1 assessment and assists with remediating identified compliance deficiencies.

Level 3: Conformance and Usability System Development
NIB’s most comprehensive solution engages the 508 Assurance team throughout the application development life cycle to ensure Section 508 conformance and usability standards are integrated at each step in the development process, through final application.

In addition to conducting testing and remediation, NIB can assist with:

  • Establishing compliance procedures
  • Prioritizing accessibility issues
  • Developing training materials
  • Training agency personnel
  • Incorporating accessibility standards in Electronic Information Technology (EIT) procurements
  • Reviewing solicitations and project objectives
  • Auditing, reviewing and testing bid submissions
  • Reviewing Section 508 exceptions
  • Establishing accessibility policies and procedures

Read the Section 508 Assurance flyer.

 

 

Procure Mission Services through NIB

Federal government customers may purchase NIB Services through the GSA Professional Services Schedule #GS-00F-0032P, GSA Schedule 36, The Office, Imaging and Document Solution #GS-03F-060DA and GSA Schedule 70, General Purpose Commercial Information Technology Equipment, Software and Services #GS-35F-234DA.

Contact NIB Services at 1-866-573-3748 or services@nib.org.

 

Creating Jobs

Section 508 compliance supports NIB’s mission of enhancing the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment. Accessibility to systems, websites and technology levels the playing field for people who are blind, creating greater opportunities for career growth.