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HHS 508 Lab – Humphrey Building, 645F-9

The Web Communications & new Media Division has assembled a 508 Lab with a collection of assistive and evaluative technologies for use by OpDivs and StaffDivs.

Accessible PDF files

Accessible PDF files- Adobe Acrobat Professional 9.0 extended exit disclaimer

  • Remediate existing or create new accessible PDFs and forms
  • Check accessibility, edit tags and reading order for complex page layouts or unusual page elements

Section 508 PDF Plug-In

Section 508 PDF Plug-In- Commonlook exit disclaimer

  • Step-by-step guide through evaluation and repair of PDF files according to Section 508 standards.
  • Simplify evaluation of forms and tagging tables

Screen Readers

Screen Readers- Jaws exit disclaimer and Window Eyes exit disclaimer

  • Test web pages and files with a screen reader for accessibility for people with visual disabilities

Voice Recognition Program

Voice Recognition Program- Dragon Naturally Speaking exit disclaimer

  • Test web pages and files for accessibility for people with dexterity disabilities by using voice to browse Web pages and edit forms

Magnification and Reading software

Magnification and Reading software- Zoomtext exit disclaimer

  • Improve clarity of text and graphics with color, contrast and brightness enhancements, and increase visibility of mouse pointer and cursor with size and color enhancements

Screen Recording

Screen Recording- Captivate exit disclaimer

  • Capture and record screen activity to create captioned demos and simulations


Contact the WCD Consultant for your OpDiv or StaffDiv or call WCD at 202-670-7579t o schedule a time to use the lab.  Please indicate which software you are interested in using and if you would like a tutorial.