On this page, we are going to give you the 508 compliance testing tools for free that you will need to be 508 compliant. You will be able to use these free 508 compliance testing tools when you are building a website. You will also be able to use these free 508 compliance checker tools if you already have an existing website. So no matter what your section 508 compliance needs are, you should be able to find a free 508 compliance testing tool here. As a company, we believe that this is where we want to give back to the community. If all companies and people gave back just 5% of either their time or their money to causes that they feel passionate about then we would be living in a potentially much better world.
We are WordPress developers here at St. Pete Design and one of our passions is creating great sites for people who are impaired in some way. Our company specializes in the visually impaired section of the overall population. We believe that the 100’s of millions of people who are in some way visually impaired should have the same user experience that everyone else does. We have built WordPress websites that meet or exceed the ADA Section 508 Compliance regulations. As WordPress developers, we have also created custom ADA Section 508 Compliance WordPress plugins for local government agencies.
While creating section 508 compliant WordPress software and WordPress websites we have learned a few things. We have used a lot of different section 508 compliance testing tools. Some of them we paid for and some we used for free. On this page, we have included the section 508 compliance testing tools free for everyone to use. We implore all developers to take a look at this list. We know that you cannot change your process completely and we do not expect you to. As developers, if we just change a few things about our processes we usually find that it doesn’t take much more time than it did before. As we continue to build websites this would add up to a much better user experience for people who are visually impaired.
Let our mistakes be lessons to other developers or companies who are trying to become section 508 compliant. We have made mistakes by using large and cumbersome types of software trying to become 508 compliant. We have also made mistakes by purchasing some of the paid section 508 compliant plugins and other types of software. Some of them worked well but later on, we found essentially the same 508 compliance testing plugins for free. We have also made mistakes by not understanding how easy it is to create a section 508 compliant WordPress website if we follow a few rules from the very beginning. This way as we build the site we are just making sure that everything meets or exceeds section 508 compliance laws.
Here is a list of guidelines to make sure your website is section 508 compliant. If you understand and implement these guidelines from the beginning of your project. The software or website that you are building will naturally be 508 compliant at the end of your project. So we hope that this can help guide you through the process.
We hope that at least something on this page will help you make your site more accessible to the visually impaired. If you have any questions about 508 compliance testing tools free for everyone then just head over to our contact us page and drop us a message. You can also check out more section 508 compliance information on our Section 508 compliant page. As WordPress developers, if we all give back just 5% then together we can make a better world for everyone. Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Good luck!
Hi, I’m Joe LoPreste I live in beautiful Saint Petersburg FL. I bring over 12 years of business and technology experience to the team. With St. Pete Design I have the opportunity to combine my passion for WordPress and Accessibility. I get to wake up every day and try to solve problems that could help millions of people access the internet.