I asked the HDX test manager if a certain kind of application was being tested (a peculiar app with reverse colours), he replied that it was covered under our “Section 508” testing…. Something I had never heard of!
So what is Section 508?
Section 508 refers to a statutory section in the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires that all electronic and information technology of federal departments and agencies be accessible to people with disabilities unless it would impose an undue burden on the department or agency.
Section 508 is an active statute and is being currently enforced in Governmental IT purchases.