The IITAA requires that the State review and revise the technical standards at least once every three years. We are now beginning this process. A primary goal will be to align the IITAA Standards with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)'s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, which were released in December 2009, and with the pending updates to the Federal Section 508 Standards.

Workgroup

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the IITAA Standards Update Workgroup meeting:

Comments, Questions & Discussion

The Workgroup primarily discussed if, how, and when the IITAA Standards should be "harmonized" with the new Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 and the proposed Section 508 standards. We reached consensus that Illinois should:

  1. Harmonize the IITAA Standards with Section 508 & WCAG 2.0 at a high level; and,
  2. Develop a set of "Techniques" to provide guidance to developers at a more detailed level.

Our complete recommendation is posted at: