Month: June 2011

Section 508 accessibility for geospatial and web mapping applications

Section 508 accessibility for geospatial and web mapping applications

I recently received a question regarding Section 508 accessibility issues for implementations with GeoServer. Section 508 refers to a a federal law mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 requirements pose significant challenges for geospatial and web mapping applications. These applications are visual, interactive and dynamic in nature and are difficult to...