Disability Advocate Joins VASTEC Section 508 Accessibility Services Team

Tampa, FL, January 14, 2015 --(PR.com)-- In a move to better serve clients with their Section 508 needs and improve the access by individuals with disabilities to electronic information, VASTEC announces the addition of Robert Salimbene as Account Manager for Accessibility Services.

“Each of us has a right of access to information, including individuals with disabilities. All of us at VASTEC value the spirit of Section 508 requirements under the Rehabilitation Act, and Rob is a perfect complement to our team,” said Richard Salem, VASTEC’s CEO. “Through a combination of superior technology and skilled accessibility experts such as Rob we are committed to helping our clients understand compliance requirements and remove barriers of access to their electronic information.”

A native of Pittsburgh, Salimbene spent the past seven years in education working with students with disabilities. He is a graduate of Florida Southern College and holds a master’s degree in education from the University of South Florida.

“Demand for VASTEC’s Section 508 services is growing from federal, state and local government and commercial clients, and Robert’s experience in working with individuals with disabilities has provided him with great appreciation for the importance of accessible information,” said Janet Kumpu, VASTEC COO. “His commitment to this cause, combined with our Section 508 subject matter experts and visually impaired assistive technology testers, provides VASTEC with broad capability to meet the latest compliance requirements and accessibility needs.”

VASTEC not only provides Section 508 services, but works to help both government and commercial clients better understand information accessibility and their options through VASTEC’s customized offerings. That is one reason why VASTEC has been chosen to provide Section 508 services to a number of Federal agencies, including the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Government Printing Office.

VASTEC offers new clients a complimentary accessibility assessment of their project needs with no obligation. Services include:

· Website Accessibility and Section 508 Compliance
· PDF Document and Form Remediation
· Accessibility Training
· Section 508 Consulting
· Compliance Certifications

In every project VASTEC’s best practices guide production of electronic documents to meet and exceed Section 508 standards. Industry leading quality assurance measures include review of the documents by assistive technology quality control testers to ensure individuals with disabilities have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to that of persons without disabilities.

Additional information on VASTEC’s accessibility programs can be found on the company’s website, VASTEC.com/Services/Section 508.
Chris Jadick