Accela Achieves Section 508 Compliance for Accela Automation Software

SAN RAMON, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jul 12, 2010 -- Accela, Inc., the leading provider of Web-based and mobile software that makes government services available 24/7, today released the first version of its flagship Accela Automation® software that is compliant with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Government customers purchasing Accela Automation 7.0.5 to handle online permitting, licensing, asset management, and a range of other functions will now be able to offer internal staff and members of the public even broader and more equitable access to these innovative e-government solutions.

Section 508 requires federal government agencies to provide disabled employees and members of the public with access to electronic information that is comparable to the access available to others. Federally funded projects at the state and local levels will increasingly need to demonstrate Section 508 compliance. Accela Automation and its companion Accela Citizen Access™ software have been enhanced to fully support the use of assistive technologies such as the JAWS® text-to-speech reader and text-to-Braille hardware, and to leverage browser-based tools for screen color and contrast, enabling those with sight impairments to make effective use of these products.

"For Accela, complying with Section 508 is about helping to bring effective government to more people," said Maury Blackman, Accela President and CEO. "Government workers today often serve the public from both the office and the field, while the general public increasingly expects anytime/anywhere access to government services from their home, office or mobile device. In this rapidly evolving landscape, governments at every level must make online applications and processes more accessible to everyone. Accela is fully committed to deliver Section 508-compliant products that meet the accessibility requirements of government today and in the future."

Further Advancements in Accela Automation 7.0.5
In addition to achieving 508 compliance, Accela has infused its latest product releases with numerous functional advancements for core users -- including new features designed to improve navigation, empower mobile public access, and provide both office- and field-based workers with a richer GIS mapping experience.

 

  • Context-specific user assistance -- Accela Citizen Access software allows users to apply and pay for permits, licenses or other government services via a single online shopping cart from home or office, and even to access their permits and applications from a mobile device. New form design capabilities now allow agencies to add comments, instructional text or context-specific weblinks -- to help users at any point in the online permitting process.
  • Mobile Access -- Accela Mobile Citizen Access™ 7.0.5 lets government agencies offer a mobile user experience to members of the public with smartphones, such as an iPhone or BlackBerry. Agencies can customize the capabilities and configurability they offer these users, based on their unique requirements.
  • Enhanced GIS -- GIS is a centerpiece of Accela Automation and the Accela Mobile Office™ solution, which allow office- and field-based government workers to leverage geospatial data for inspections, investigations, code enforcement, urban planning, infrastructure asset management, and more. Accela has now extended geodatabase editing to field-based teams -- allowing them to dynamically add the locations and properties of their public-works and infrastructure assets on the spot, in real time. This workflow-embedded GIS capability can help teams build and maintain a highly accurate geodatabase, resulting in better asset maintenance, greater team efficiency, and reduced costs.

Availability and Pricing
Section 508-compliant Accela Automation and Accela Citizen Access are available now. Additional information on procurement and pricing options is available at www.accela.com or Email Contact.

About Accela
Accela, Inc. is the leading provider of Web-based and mobile software applications that make government services available 24/7. Accela's solutions automate licensing, permit, case, and asset management processes for local, state, and federal government agencies of all sizes. Backed by 30 years of development and implementation in more than 500 agencies worldwide, Accela software manages more types of regulatory government transactions than any other solution. Accela products and services empower agencies to increase efficiencies, reduce workload, and provide the public with more convenient access to government services. Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., with international offices in Melbourne, Australia; Abu Dhabi; and Beijing. Additional information and images can be found at http://www.accela.com/company/newsroom.asp.

Accela and Accela Automation are registered trademarks of Accela, Inc.
Accela Citizen Access, Accela Mobile Office and other Accela-branded products are trademarks of Accela, Inc. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

 

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

 

CONTACT:
Paul Davis
Accela, Inc. 
925-659-3270 

Email Contact  





Review Article Be the first to review this article

Harris

Featured Video
Jobs
Geospatial Analyst/Programmer for LANDIQ at Sacramento, California
Software Developer for CHA Consulting, Inc. at Norwell, Massachusetts
GIS Data Analyst for CostQuest Associates, Inc. at Cincinnati, Ohio
Mid-Level Mechanical Engineer for Kiewit at lenexa, Kansas
Mechanical Engineer for Allen & Shariff Corporation at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
System Designer/Engineer for Bluewater at Southfield, Michigan
Upcoming Events
GEO Business 2018 at 52 Upper Street London United Kingdom - May 22 - 23, 2018
Upper Midwest Geospatial Conference (UMGEOCON) at 521 East Ave North La Crosse WI - May 23 - 24, 2018
Locate 2018 at Pier 27, The Embarcadero San Francisco CA - May 30 - 31, 2018
2nd WY UAV Symposium at UW Convention Center 2229 Grand Ave LARAMIE WY - May 30 - 31, 2018
Teledyne Optech
Teledyne:



Internet Business Systems © 2018 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise