Doesn’t accessibility under Section 508 only apply to federal agencies?

By | November 11, 2019

Short Answer – Correct.

Long answer – ADA does not have requirements for web content or other IT, except for ATMs and fare vending machines.  That said, the courts have pretty consistently ruled that web sites are covered under ADA as part of the general requirements for non-discrimination and “effective communication”.  Since ADA does not have specific metrics for web content, the courts have used WCAG or 508 as the measure for accessibility.