508 Compliance Services

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If you’re a federal agency or an organization that receives federal funding, you’re obligated to be in compliance with Section 508 Law, which requires that your website is accessible to people living with disabilities. This is an amendment of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which stipulates that all users of your site or other IT have access to the information you present, regardless of capabilities or impairments.

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At Ovatek Web Solutions, we ensure your site meets 508 compliance criteria. We work with businesses, non-profit organizations, private websites, and government agencies to help them meet these compliance standards. Our 508 compliance insight helps create a strategic, appealing web design from our team of experienced designers. Here’s how we can help.

Our 508 Compliance Process

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Project Goals and Scope

In this initial stage, the designer needs to identify the website’s end goal, usually in close collaboration with the client or other stakeholders. This is the most important part of any web design process.

If questions related to scope are not clearly answered in the brief, the whole project can set off in the wrong direction. It is key that scope is clearly defined, as it allows our clients project to launch in the most efficient manner possible.

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Wireframes and Sitemap Creation

The sitemap provides the foundation for any well-designed website. It helps give us a clear idea of the website’s information architecture and explains the relationships between the various pages and content elements.

The next step is to build the wireframe. Wireframes provide a framework for storing the site’s visual design and content elements, and can help identify potential challenges and gaps with the sitemap.

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High Quality Content Creation

Boring and overlong wording rarely keeps visitors’ attention for very long. Short, to the point and intriguing content grabs a users attention and triggers them to click through to other pages. Captivating content engages readers and drives them to take the actions necessary to fulfill a site’s goals.

Content also boosts a site’s visibility for search engines. The creation of effective content also drives SEO.

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Goal Driven Visual Design

This stage of the design process will often be shaped by existing branding elements, color choices, and logos, as driven by the client. This is also the stage of the design process where our designers really shine.

Images are taking on a more significant role in web design now than ever before. Not only do high-quality images give a website a professional look and feel, but they also communicate a message, are mobile-friendly, and help build trust.

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Thorough Testing Then Launch

We thoroughly test each page to make sure all links are working and that the website loads properly on all devices and browsers. Errors may be the result of small coding issues, and while it can be time consuming to find and fix them, we 100% correct these with every single project.

Now it’s time for everyone’s favorite part of the design process: When everything has been thoroughly tested, and you’re happy with the site, it’s time to launch.

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Benefit of 508 Compliance

Assistive technology can be greatly beneficial for people living with disabilities. Is your site—including images, texts, and forms—compatible with this technology, such as screen readers?

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  • Increase organic search numbers
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  • You'll rank better in searches, beating out competitors
  • Attract a larger audience with an accessible website
  • Compliance is worth the effort
  • Compliant design can lead to higher conversions
  • 508 compliance can increase your company’s reach

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  • More Customers
  • Cost Savings
  • Site usable by individuals with disabilities
  • Ensuring ability to complete core site functionality
  • Make wide range of devices compliant
  • produce an enjoyable and accessible experience
  • Ensure that user come back due to enjoyable experience
  • Ensure that user come back due to enjoyable experience

Why 508 Compliance Matters

Whether you’re a public school or a non-profit that receives federal funding, 508 compliance is a requirement. Many companies that aren’t necessarily required to be 508 compliant have designed their site to ensure 508 compliance because they recognize the importance of reaching all web users.

Your web design needs to take into account how people with disabilities use the internet in order to be appropriately accessible. Ovatek helps you ensure compliancy on every page of your website so that no one is prevented from accessing your information. In addition to making your site accessible, our web designers also focus on creating an engaging experience for all users.

Depending on your site’s current design, you may only need a few simple improvements, or your site may need to be completely redone. When it comes to 508 compliance, ensuring that everyone can perform the necessary tasks on your site and access the information is paramount.

Did you know that over 19% of people are living with some type of disability? Even if 508 compliance isn’t a requirement for you, we can ensure you’re reaching the full potential of your web visitors.


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Web Design That Appeals to All Users

508 compliance eliminates online barriers and challenges that are daily realities for people living with a disability. Complying with Section 508 Law provides opportunities to all internet users, not just people who are able to access a site without issue.

Recently, federal and non-federal sites alike have been the target of lawsuits because they have failed to maintain compliancy. Not having a Section 508 Law compliant site is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which ensures that people living with disabilities nationwide have the same opportunities as those without disabilities.

Have you considered how people living with disabilities interact with your website? At Ovatek, we have a clear understanding of what impacts web usability for people who have visual or mobility impairments as well as individuals with developmental disabilities.

Understanding 508 Compliance

We help you meet the necessary requirements to make your site easy to use for everybody with 508 compliance. Ovatek’s design professionals make your site user-friendly with forward-thinking technology and design, ensuring that your site will remain functional for all visitors.

First, we evaluate your website to determine how well it currently meets 508 compliance standards. We discuss our findings with you and make a plan to address the most critical areas of your website first. Although this process takes time and attention, it’s imperative to ensure access for all your web users.

Our design team makes your site compatible with screen readers and our copywriters employ simple yet clear language on your site. Throughout the process, we answer any questions you may have and work closely with you to create an intuitive, accessible website.

Ovatek helps you meet the necessary requirements outlined in Section 508 Law while providing you with a web design that you’re proud to show your audience.