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Section 508 Standards: Provide Links to Plug-Ins or Other Required Applications That Can be Used by Assistive Technology Devices

Section 508 Standards: Subpart B -- Technical Standards: § 1194.22 Web-based intranet and internet information and applications.

(m) When a web page requires that an applet, plug-in or other application be present on the client system to interpret page content, the page must provide a link to a plug-in or applet that complies with 1194.21(a) through (l).

Examples of this include:

  • When you have a PDF document on your website you should always have a link to the Adobe Acrobat site so a person can download the Acrobat Reader. You should also have a link to tha Adobe Access page so that a person can use their online conversion tools that turn PDF documents into text or HTML format that a Braille or screen reader can translate.
  • When using Flash--which should be at least version Flash MX which had accessibility components that can be read by Window-Eyes 4.2--include a link to the Flash plug-in.




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