IITAA Standards Update Workgroup Call - June 22

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

6/21/2017

We have another teleconference of the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) Standards Update Workgroup on Thursday, June 22 at 9:00 AM. If you are interested in participating, please sign up using the "IITAA Standards Update Workgroup Signup" at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/iitaa

Our main goal for this call will be to go over the first draft of the revised IITAA Standards, which is posted at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=96985.

Also, another thanks to everyone who posted on the Comments Board since our last call. If you haven't checked them out yet, please do at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=95465.

Here's a quick recap of our next steps from our last call:

  1. If you haven't already, post your comments at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=95465; even just confirming that you think we're on the right track helps.
  2. Check back to see others' comments over the next few days & weeks.
  3. Based on your comments, we will prepare a draft of the updated standards and techniques, and email when it's ready to start reviewing.
  4. On June 22, 9:00, we will have a call to go over the draft and identify changes and additions.
  5. On July 13, 9:00, we will have a call to finalize the updated standards.
  6. On July 18, we will post the updated standards, with an effective date of January 18, 2018.
  7. After July 18, we'll continue discussions on how to improve compliance through outreach, training, monitoring & enforcement (and any other ways you can think of!)

Thanks again for all your help, and don't forget to read and post your comments!