FinanceReference.com began as 508 Finance (508fi.org) with the primary purpose of delivering quality economic and financial information to sight impaired individuals on the web. Our site puts accessibility above aesthetics, allowing users who depend on screen readers or other assistive technology to get access to essential financial information.
FinanceReference.com is completely volunteer run. If you notice, we have no advertising or revenue mechanism on the site, and we hope to keep it that way. Because of this, we depend on volunteers to help us write and edit content. If you think you might be able to help either as a writer or editor, please fill out our volunteer form and we will get back in touch with you ASAP. Thank you in advance for your support
Our content comes from a number of resources on the web, although the majority is either written by our volunteers or sourced and edited for accessibility from Wikipedia. Slowly but surely we intend to replace all the wikipedia content with expert-written articles with accessibility in mind. That is where you come in. We need writers and editors to help us fulfill this vision.
We do not accept donations at this time and hope to not need funding in the future. Our vision is simple and straight-forward. As long as we can acquire enough volunteers, we will not need additional funding for the site.
We are excited to hear that you might be interested in improving the accessibility of your own site! There are many great resources on the web to help you get started, but here are the best in our opinion.