Organizations that check for 508 compliance

Jan 15, 2019

Does anyone have recommendations for organization that will check a final draft Storyline product to ensure all of it truly meets 508 compliance?  Appreciate any help with this.

5 Replies
Dave Goodman


Caution: you must know what your client or course requires from the 508 guidelines. Some companies have what they call their priority lists (the top 508 elements) while others will have additional 508 elements. EX: tab order, graphic sub text, closed captioning, etc might be examples of simple 508 elements while color vibration, assistive technology usage and non keyboard utilization might be other elements.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 is a technical standard, which explains
how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities

Julie Stelter


You bring up an excellent point! Even though there are standards, to comply with, many companies pick and choose which ones they will comply to. Two points to consider:

  • Know how the client is defining accessibility before designing, and
  • If you wait until the project is developed be prepared for some tough decisions and difficult client conversation.

One time when I was brought in at the end of the project, I literally heard the original designer gasp at her course, like she was watching her home burn to the ground. Luckily, she wasn't the one asking for an accessible course. 



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