Leading the Way in Website Accessibility

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Section 508 Compliance Opens the Door for All Users, "The Web's flooring authority," has taken another big progressive step. By year's end, and its partner sites - and - will be Section 508 compliant.

508 compliance means these sites will be fully accessible by people with disabilities. While federal agencies are required to be 508 compliant by law, the private sector has not been quick to follow suit. founder and CEO Damien Patton recognized the real need for 508 compliance for his latest venture.

"As an organization we have chosen to embrace an environment of accessibility despite the additional time and expense involved," said Patton. "Our goal is to make sure that our flooring information is available to everyone."

Making the Internet Section 508 compliant will open up a wealth of information to the approximately 60 million people in the U.S. alone who have some form of disability. provides consumers with a one-stop reference resource on various flooring types, such as bamboo, carpet, cork, hardwood, stone, vinyl and more. In addition, site visitors will be able to access floor buying and installation guides, a glossary of flooring terms, an "Ask The Expert" function and an exhaustive "Find It Locally" tool. With the latter, users can find over 60,000 flooring retailers, installers and cleaners - all conveniently listed and flagged on a Google map - just by entering their zip code.

Some of the Section 508 features that the trio of sites will feature include coding for the use of assisted devices, no excessive use of Flash visuals, and closed captions on all videos with sound. For more information about the sites' accessibility features visit

About is striving to be the world's largest floor covering information site and social community. The site is a free resource for consumers as well as flooring professionals on all subjects related to flooring. The site also provides interactive tools for the flooring do-it-yourselfer and professional alike. is proud to be working towards becoming Section 508 compliant and a fully accessible site for all visitors.

About Damien Patton: Damien successfully created Pacific Imports International, a large floor covering distributor that he sold in 2007. The company maintained offices in Asia and the United States and became a premier distributor and retailer of bamboo and hardwood flooring. Damien is the Founder and CEO of, the end result of his vision to have the largest and most accessible floor covering resource and social community on the Web.

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