(Carlsbad, CA – September 27, 2007) - World-class library automation and knowledge management provider, EOS International, announces the US Department of Transportation's certification of the EOS.Web OPAC as handicap accessible, pursuant to the Department of Transportation's Section 508 requirements.
"The EOS.Web OPAC was created to help libraries and their patrons access information easily and efficiently," said Tony Saadat, CEO of EOS International. "Certifying the OPAC as Section 508 compliant ensures that, regardless of any impediments caused by a user's health or physical ability, they have full and unfettered access to a library's information."
Section 508 of the DOT's regulations establishes access and provisioning requirements for electronic and information technology developed, maintained, procured, or used by the Federal government. Section 508 standards cover a full range of electronic and information technologies, including products used for communication, duplication, computing, storage, presentation, control, transport and production. These provisions were enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals.
Certification of the EOS.Web OPAC allows government agencies and departments to purchase and use EOS.Web secure in the knowledge that Federal standards for accessibility are met.
About EOS International
EOS International is a leading global, world-class library information and knowledge management software and services provider with a client base of over 3,000 special libraries. A client-driven company that has earned the top customer satisfaction award for the past three years and earned a nomination for the Computerworld Smithsonian award, EOS library automation software products (EOS.Web Express, EOS.Web Enterprise, and hosted, EOS e-Library Service) serve the stringent knowledge and content management needs of corporate, legal, medical, government and special libraries of all sizes. EOS International can be found online at http://www.eosintl.com.