Chip Cullen

You shouldn't worry about Section 508 - it's Section 504

There is a misunderstanding about web accessibility that’s pretty prevalent: that being “accessible” means that you comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

One of the questions that comes up when initially exploring web accessibility is whether or not your web site even has to follow Section 508.

Odds are you probably don’t need to follow Section 5081.

However, there is a much better chance that you may need to comply with Section 504.

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Accessible links without underlines

UPDATE - I’ve launched a new tool called The Contrast Triangle that helps you deal with this situation. You can read more about it at this blog post. When styling hyperlinks within blocks of text, sticking to the convention of underlines is always preferable. It’s clear, easily understood, and accessible.…

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