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“Section 508 Compliant” Renamed “Accessibility Compliant”

The Section508Compliant property was added to all of our ASP.NET controls to support accessibility. Since this announcement, we thought about the Section508Compatibility property name.Flags

While Section508Compatibility certainly describes the feature the term, “Section 508”, however is used only in the US. And because we are an international company and have respect for all customers, we decided to rename this property. [Well, since Section 508 is not used by the rest of the world, also has something to do with it.] Wink

The Section508Compliant property has been renamed to AccessibilityCompliant.

This change was just baked into the upcoming v2008 volume 3 DXperience codebase today! And since this feature has only been released in a beta, it’s NOT a breaking change.

Freedom to the change codebase for multiple controls, don’t you just love the beta releases?

Published Nov 24 2008, 01:12 PM by
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Nick I (DevExpress)

I think that you right...but may be need rename to  SupportAccessibility?)

November 25, 2008 2:40 AM


When is this updated code base available?  Thanks for the heads up.

November 25, 2008 11:29 AM

Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Nic,

Thanks, there's probably a ton of good names but AccessiblityCompliant works good too. Smile

November 25, 2008 1:53 PM

Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi heather,

The RC was just released so the updated code will be available when the actual 8.3 release is out. Which will be very soon.

November 25, 2008 1:54 PM


Somewhat off-topic, but since you brought up accessibility... Just wanted to say thanks for the work that has been done lately in getting the WinForms controls more accessible. You guys probably get annoyed with me opening all these accessible tickets, but we have to since we produce software for the govt.

November 25, 2008 5:50 PM

Tom Ward

Unfortunately with the holidays I just don't have time to download and install a product that expires in 6 days, but I love your stuff.  I have been reading about the new features and watching some of the videos Mehul has been posting and I'm really excited!

Small upgrades like the ASPxMenu's Callbacks functionality are going to make a big difference on our site.  The new Filter Editor and the Gauge controls are going to make my job way easier.  I love our Dxperience package.  We're a small company, but with your products we're able to develop applications/websites that would normally only be possible with a huge team of experienced developers.  Keep up the great work!

November 26, 2008 8:40 AM

Mehul Harry (DevExpress)

Hi Tom,

Thanks and btw, we usually release before an RC expires so as not leave you wanting. Smile

The RC is for early adopters/testers. Geeks like me who like to get their hands on the latest stuff.

February 18, 2009 2:46 PM

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