Software that is as accessible as possible for all users
Although it is mandated by Section 508, our compliance with accessibility
regulations is driven by our belief that making our software as accessible
as possible to all users – those with and without disabilities – is the right thing to do.
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the precursor to what is now known as
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act,
which was amended and strengthened in 1998, dictates that the “electronic and
information technology” of Federal agencies must be accessible to people with
disabilities, including employees and the public. For more information on Section 508, please
The accessibility standards outlined under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act are important
to Dean Evans & Associates. Voluntary Product Accessibility templates are available for all
of our products documenting their conformance to these guidelines. Our development approach
strives to support the standards while continuing to update our software to keep pace with advances
in technology by adopting the W3C’s Web
Accessibility Initiative for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA).
While our corporate website is not technically covered by Section 508 regulations,
we continue to fine tune the display of information, the navigation and other elements
to provide users with disabilities with a completely obstruction-free experience.