Cambio believes that enterprises have a powerful role to play in ensuring technology helps bridge the divide for people with disabilities. Providing increased access to technologies that meet the needs of persons with disabilities lays the foundation for inclusive work cultures that enable these employees to thrive. As such, we take seriously our commitment to Section 508 compliance in all the work we do.
What is Section 508?
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. § 794d), as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-220) requires federal agencies to develop, procure, maintain, and use information and communications technology (ICT) that is accessible to people with disabilities - regardless of whether they work for the federal government. The US Access Board established the Section 508 standards that implement the law and provides the requirements for accessibility.
ICT includes any equipment or system that is used to create, convert, duplicate, or access information and data. Examples of ICT include, but are not limited to:
Section 508 requires federal agencies to make their ICT such as technology, online training, and websites accessible for everyone. This means that federal employees with disabilities are able to do their work on the accessible computers, phones and equipment in their offices, take online training or access the agency’s internal website to locate needed information. Section 508 also means that a person with a disability applying for a job with the federal government or a person who is using an agency’s website to get information about a program, or completing an online form has access to the same accessible information and resources available to anyone.
How does Cambio comply?
Overall, our team is designing a work experience to help all employees feel that they belong, personally and professionally, and contribute to a culture of equality. A major component of this effort is creating accessibility in the workplace that removes barriers for persons with disabilities—both hidden and visible, so they can succeed.
Dedicated to principles of inclusivity, we strive to make Cambiocg.com as accessible as possible to people of all levels of ability. As our guide across the site, we use the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. Our goal is for Cambiocg.com to meet Level AA standards, WCAG’s recommended level of conformance for the entire site.
Cambio also seeks out ways to embed accessibility forethought into everyday technology and content design. Our developers, programmers, and technologists use a checklist enumerating 508 considerations when designing new technologies or features to ensure compliance and accessibility to all.
Our leadership firmly believes diversity is the key to optimizing the success of our team. We use Section 508 as a roadmap but strive to continuously learn, grow, and evolve to realize our vision of an all-inclusive workplace where people of a full range of differing abilities can thrive.