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Elluminate Live! and compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Elluminate Live! strives to be in compliance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by Congress in the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

Section 508 requires that electronic and information technology used by Federal agencies be accessible to people with disabilities. Federal employees with disabilities have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access and use by Federal employees who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.

Section 508 also requires that individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from a Federal agency, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.

In accordance with Section 508(c), Elluminate Live! is designed to comply with the applicable accessibility standards to the maximum extent practicable. Elluminate Live! uses various tools to ensure that the software is in compliance with Section 508 guidance. Some of these include: Access to text messaging which allows all voice communication to be typed in. ·Access to voice communication for explanation of on-screen typed and graphical content by a facilitator. ·Individual users can control their own computer microphone and speaker volumes to suit their needs. ·Keyboard access to commonly used functions such as starting/stopping audio as well as all pull-down menus. ·

In addition, Elluminate is interoperable with common assistive technologies for vision-impaired users. Elluminate supports the efforts of the federal government and legislature to make electronic information products and web based products accessible to federal employees and the public. Elluminate will work with all of its customers, including government agencies, government requirements officers, procurement officers and other personnel to help the them comply with the new regulations and to promote the procurement of accessible products and services. Comments or questions regarding Section 508 compliance can be sent to elluminate@lists.acomp.usf.edu and info@elluminate.com.

Source: Elluminate Knowledge Base

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