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508 Law
In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. (Source –

Importance of Section 508 Compliance
When a software company wants to use any product in a software application developed for a federal government organization, the proposal requires validation of Section 508 compliance for all proposed software and the documentation of this compliance in the proposal. Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) document for a proposed component should be prepared to satisfy this requirement. WebSpellChecker is Section 508 Compliant WebSpellChecker is Section 508 compliant and is used by number of government organizations.
Main requirements covered are as follows:
1. Keyboard access is provided throughout WebSpellChecker. Application allows the navigation of menu options via the [Tab] key.
2. WebSpellChecker does interfere with neither operating systems’ accessibility features nor the accessibility features of other applications.
3. WebSpellChecker reads from a form, displays in popup and returns to a form rich text with correspondent formatting.
4. company provides support services via emails, live chat, phone calls. People with disabilities can choose a preferred way to contact support.
Details are available in VPAT.

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