ELLICOTT CITY, MD – September 2, 2003 – EventRebels.com, provider of online and onsite registration technology and services, today announced the release of the first online registration system that is fully compliant with Federal standards for accessibility to people with disabilities (commonly known as “Section 508”). The first use of the newly released registration system will be for IDEAS, a two-day conference and trade show focusing on information technology, laws and regulations affecting accessibility that is being put on by Post-Newsweek.
EventRebels’ new online registration form has special features that make it accessible to people with visual impairments, and to those who may be using a browser that converts the information on a Web page to spoken words. The EventRebels software has passed a comprehensive testing process and received the seal of approval from “Bobby,” the industry standard for measuring Section 508 compliance. Since all online registration forms are generated by the company’s proprietary software system, all online registration forms hosted by EventRebels are now compliant with the standards, automatically.
“We are excited to be able to take the leadership role in making online registration available to all users, including those with special needs,” said K.C. Hopson, president of EventRebels.com. “Being the first fully compliant online registration system will provide us with a competitive advantage. It will also let us go home at the end of the day knowing we’ve done the right thing for the community.”
Formally known as “Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-220), August 7, 1998,” the accessibility standard is commonly known as “Section 508.” Section 508 requires that Federal agencies’ electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. For more information about section 508 and the IDEAS conference, please visit http://www.section508.gov.
EventRebels.com is an online meeting management and registration service that helps meeting and event planners by automating mundane tasks, and producing meetings that enhance strategic objectives. Unlike other online registration services, the EventRebels.com system offers unprecedented flexibility and customization.
EventRebels Releases First Accessible Online Registration to Comply with Section 508
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