Getting Familiar with Accessibility Tools
What Is Accessibility?
- Web standards: baseline requirements for every attribute of a webpage managed by the HHS and the Office of the Secretary.
- Usability guidelines: best practices for web design and structure, including navigation, layout, hyperlinks, text appearance, multimedia, and content organization.
- Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act: primarily for government-managed web properties; requires website content be accessible to people with disabilities. It applies to apps, webpages, all attached files on the intranet, and the internet.