Case Study - 508 Compliance and Remediation (Veterans Administration)

Veterans Administration

The Challenge:

The Veterans Administration Suicide and Prevention Grant program required the development of a program guide of the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP). This program guide has force for oversight, auditing, monitoring, and program review purposes, and is to be used by SSG Fox SPGP applicants and grantees, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) staff members, and other interested third parties involved in the SSG Fox SPGP.

Our Approach:

The Trevital team was responsible for the copy editing, quality assurance and 508 remediation of the documentation for this project. Our team followed the standards of the World Wide Web consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 AA requirements and ensure they meet Section 508 criteria of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 36 CFR 1194 (508 Standards), FAR 39.2 (Section 508), and VA Standards, policies, and procedures. Our team also adheres to reviewing and remediating document and project reports submitted in an electronic format to ensure they are compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 through a stringent review and testing of documents for Section 508 compliance, including guidance and specific checklists.

The Result:

The Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP) program was clearly documented to include links to CFRs, resources, content, and clear instruction that meet all WCAG and 508 compliance.