Section 508 is a government standard that provides the direction on how to make information technology accessible.
Section 508 also applies to web sites that are produced for government agencies. All state agencies and vendors, whether US or foreign, that receive federal funds under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 are also required to comply with Section 508 requirements. Clemson University is such a recipient. In addition, the State of SC has mandated that all Web sites will be compliant by July 21st, 2006.