Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA)

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The Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) requires Illinois agencies and universities to ensure that their web sites, information systems, and information technologies are accessible to people with disabilities. While the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act already require the State to ensure accessibility, the IITAA establishes specific standards and encourages the State to address accessibility proactively.

IITAA 2.0 - Effective January 18, 2018

The IITAA requires the State to review and update its accessibility standards to reflect advances and changes in information technology. As of July 18, 2017, the IITAA Standards Workgroup has completed and published updated standards that harmonize Illinois' requirements with the revised Federal Section 508 Standards and the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. In accordance with the Act, the updated IITAA Standards will apply to information technology developed, procured, or substantially modified after January 18, 2018.

IITAA 1.0

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If you have questions or comments about the IITAA or information technology accessibility in general, please email dhs.accessibility@illinois.gov