As the internet continues to exponentially progress year over year, federal protections like Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 have also worked to keep pace in order to ensure adequate internet accessibility and equal opportunity for all.
Over the years, agencies have revisited, updated, and revised accessibility requirements, making it difficult for individuals to keep up to date on the latest changes and the differences between each compliance requirement. If we had $1.00 for every time someone asks us the differences between WCAG and the original Section 508, we'd be rich! So, we set out to find an easy explanation of the two that outlines the major differences.
This eBook includes a side-by-side comparison table of the differences between the original Section 508 and WCAG as well as additional accessibility resources for organizations of all types.
- Overview of the original Section 508
- WCAG 2.0 summary
- Comparison table of WCAG to the original Section 508 standards
- Additional accessibility resources