Section 508 Accessibility Compliance Statement


Section 508 compliant websites are fully accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. This amendment requires that all Federal agencies must have completely accessible websites, but does not apply to independently operated sites. Meeting 508 compliance standards is therefore up to individual site operators.

At™, we strive to be a valuable resource for all Internet users. One of our site's goals is to be Section 508 compliant by December 2008. Currently, our Section 508 compliant features include resizable text, screen reader capabilities, limited use of Flash, tab through functionality, closed captions on videos with sound, and more.

We are working to offer accessible alternatives to some of our more complex applications and features. The goal is for all users to have access to™ and be able to find the best floor covering information resource possible.

To achieve this,™ has followed the Web Accessibility Initiative Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0).

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

Developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), and now at the version 2.0 stage, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are the recommended standards for content accessibility on the World Wide Web. Their intent is to make searching and perceiving content a more straightforward task for people with disabilities rather than an onerous – or even impossible – one. People with virtually the full gamut of disabilities are taken into account, including sight and hearing impairment, movement and speech difficulties, cognitive limitations, and so on.

What Got Us Started™ founder and CEO Damien Patton became committed to the Section 508 cause after a life–changing encounter with a woman named Glenda Watson Hyatt who has had cerebral palsy since birth. From that meeting hence, Patton has been a staunch advocate of Internet accessibility.