Updated IITAA 2.0 Standards Published

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7/18/2017

The Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) requires Illinois agencies and universities to follow standards to ensure that their web sites, information systems, and information technologies are accessible to people with disabilities. The Act also 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. The Workgroup also developed a set of "Techniques" to provide easy-to-understand instructions on how to meet IITAA Standards. The updated IITAA Standards and Techniques are available at:

In accordance with the Act, the updated IITAA Standards will apply to information technology developed, procured, or substantially modified by the State starting January 18, 2018.

For more information, please visit www.dhs.state.il.us/iitaa