How Does Section 508 Affect You?
Legally speaking, Section 508 doesn't affect you at all if you do not work for a Federal agency or have a disability of any kind. Morally speaking, Section 508 affects you and everyone.
Section 508 has paved a strong path into the private sector, as is evident by many private industries taking the initiative to comply with Section 508 by improving access in cyberspace. In case you're wondering, some of these private industries include Adobe, 3Com, Compaq, Ebay, and many more.
Whether you are a Web developer or a PDF file creator, there are many simple steps you can take to make the information you produce in Web sites and PDF files accessible to everyone. The second article of this series explores some of these steps.
For more information on Section 508, visit the official Web site: http://www.section508.gov.