LSVT implements all standard W3C “recommendations” and WCAG 2.0 in web development including the documented principles; Perceivable, Operable, Understandable and Robust, so that industry standard tools (such as screen readers like JAWS) can parse and address content for users that have accessibility needs, as well as Closed Captions can be added to the video training modules. One specific alternative interpretation that we do not implement are extreme “abstractions” such that cover a wider content accessibility for people with specific disabilities, specifically; non-text content available in braille.
What’s the Difference Between ADA Compliance and 508 Compliance?
They’re pretty much the same, really. ADA is the Americans with Disabilities Act, and it refers to making all resources, both physical and digital, accessible to persons with disabilities. There’s no such thing as ADA Compliance when it comes to the web, it’s more about protecting a disabled persons’ civil rights.
508 Compliance by contrast is a set of standards created by the U.S. Government to apply to digital material. Officially, only government websites have to maintain compliance. However, most healthcare organizations and websites targeted to seniors make efforts to maintain compliance.