In 1998 the US Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. § 794d), agencies must give employees with disabilities and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.
nChannel User Interfaces are 508 compliant and implemented at the General Services Administration.
nChannel incorporates the use of ANDI (Accessible Name & Description Inspector) to inspect User Interface changes to ensure that 508 compliancy is maintained.