Section 508 ripple effect

According to Michael Takemura, director of Compaq's Accessibility Program, "there are 54 million people with disabilities out there". Although he didn't identify the scope of "out there", there is no doubt that there is a large population of people that will be affected by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation act. The Standard talks about the ripple effect the federal regulation will have on companies vying for business with federal government. In short, developers of software that want to market their products to the government in one way or another are saying that they are moving to to make their future offerings comply with this important regulation.