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FAQ: What is ESRI's strategy to comply with Section 508?

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What is ESRI's strategy to comply with Section 508?

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ESRI believes Section 508 is good for the GIS industry and its needs to provide GIS access to people regardless of their abilities. Our commitment to Accessibility is to support the accessibility tools provided by standard operating systems (Microsoft Windows, UNIX, and so forth), as well as to build accessibility capabilities into GIS functions across our product line.

ESRI’s Accessibility strategy is to:

· Develop products, technologies, and services that are accessible and usable by all people.

· Leverage enabling accessibility technologies available in operating systems, Web servers, DBMSs, when and where appropriate.

· Develop GIS-specific accessibility technologies to enable all people to use and apply GIS.

· Empower customers with information to make informed choices about the accessibility capabilities in the ESRI products they use.

ESRI has created a Section 508 Web page for its customers and the general public. It details the Section 508 Accessibility statements as defined by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998. The goal of this page is to offer comprehensive information about ESRI software in relation with Section 508.

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