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Top Tools & Resources for 508 Compliance Testing

February 7, 2024

508 compliance testing

508 Compliance is an important aspect of any government website, ensuring that all information is accessible to every individual regardless of potential disabilities. This federally mandated accessibility law encompasses any digital, electronic or web content that are used in regard to federal services. 508 Compliance testing is necessary to confirm your material is meeting the government requirements, and there are plenty of tools and resources to assist in this process.

Official Government Website

For the most comprehensive deep dive into the intricacies of 508 Compliance, it’s best to go straight to the source. The official government website regarding Section 508 includes a never ending supply of information relating to the research behind, the implementation of and the testing for 508 Compliance. You can find specific details on each guideline, learn about how different disabilities are impacted by accessibility, access training and more.

WACG Website

Section 508 guidelines are modeled after the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). The WCAG is a set of accessibility guidelines developed and followed on an international scale. Their site features a detailed breakdown of each guideline with additional resources provided to assist in understanding and implementation.


The concept of accessibility is simple, but the implementation isn’t always as cut and dry. Very specific guidelines must be met to create an experience that can be used by anyone, while also following federal law. Sometimes the best course of action is bringing on an expert. FedWriters includes a team of highly knowledgeable professionals who will work their magic to ensure your entire content library meets digital accessibility standards. We’d love to chat about how FedWriters is the best resource for your 508 Compliance – reach out here!