Magic 508 Ball

Magic 8 Ball relaxing by the pool.What is the Magic 508 ball?

It’s a cardboard 12-sided figure (dodecahedron) whose sides are covered with all the Section 508 regulations.  That’s right — you get everything from 1194.21(a) in Subpart B to 1194.41(c) in Subpart D!  What a value!

Can someone like me actually get a Magic 508 Ball?

Yes, you can download your Magic_508_Ball right now.  It’s that easy. It’s a PDF file, but don’t worry — it’s not one of those ones that you’re expected to be able to read. You’ll want to print it out on 8.5 by 14 inch stiff paper or card stock. Of course, we made it to be just like 508 itself — lots of assembly required, and no instructions.

What plans are there for the Magic 508 Ball?

As you may know, the Section 508 regulations are under review; new regs will be out and in effect by 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 or so. Everyone expects the new regs to be more detailed, so a new model of the Magic 508 Ball will have to be larger. We are considering the design changes and are looking into shipping options now.

What can I do with my Magic 508 Ball?

Unfortunately, it’s not a solution to all your accessibility concerns.  Or any of them — yet. We have plans. But right now you can’t ask it any questions or rotate the sides to solve some sort of puzzle.  It’s really pretty free of features.  But some people are finding Section 508 frustrating to work on, and people under such stress may feel the need for a physical outlet.

What if I’m still frustrated after I build my Magic 508 Ball?

You might want to remember that Inclusive Technologies offers the most comprehensive and expert services on all accessibility issues.

3 Responses to Magic 508 Ball

  1. Jon Goldman says:

    This is priceless, Jim!! I’m grinning from ear to ear (can we say ETE instead of LOL).


  2. Tom Goldman says:


    This is brilliant. Love to see more of your funny stuff. Hope all is well with you.


  3. Jesse Goldman says:

    Hilarious!!! A perfect gift for the holidaze.


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