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Section 508 Tutorial for Software Development

Section 508 Tutorial for Software Development

This tutorial includes two learning modules: The first module provides a clear and succinct overview of Section 508 and how it applies to software development. The second module provides a more in-depth (and interactive) look at the twelve provisions for software applications and operating systems (Provision A-L). Each provision section contains: a general overview; an assessment checklist (in order to determine if the software you have developed conforms to the provision); development and remediation guidelines; a more detailed overview (including language-specific coding examples); and an interactive quiz (covering the provision). Navigation through each module is easy to use (via the topic menu, links, back, next and home buttons) and the design is clean and effective. The tutorial also... Show More

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Branka Sarac
Branka Sarac (Student)
13 years ago
From the first page, the site follows the Section 508 guidelines. The site design has a simplified navigation, visually very well organized, that creates a balance between the message it tries to convey and the graphic information. As the users go through the pages, they can notice the words applied in action. Each page is a clear example of what is said in the module of 508 Section. It also gives a clear example for the first steps in developing online materials. Furthermore, if in doubt, a developer can go to the overview page on Software Provisions and, by applying the five explained principles, improve a software/product according to the Section 508 guidelines. The site also follows the principles of simple and good methodology. It has clearly stated goals and objectives, introduction to subject, lectures with the look- and feel explanations (graphics to support the text), and assessment tools after each section/provision. The printable handouts are also available. The only flaw of this tutorial is that it doesn't have a high level of interactivity. After a while, it becomes dry and monotonous to follow the topic. But overall, it is a valuable, rich source for the implementation of Section 508.
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