On January 9, 2017, the U.S. Access Board released the final rule updating the Section 508 Standards and harmonizing them with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, with an effective date of January 18, 2018. In accordance with the IITAA Standards Update Workgroup recommendation, the State immediately began the process of updating the IITAA Standards to match.
On July 18, 2017, the IITAA Standards Update Workgroup completed and published updated standards that harmonized Illinois' requirements with the revised Federal Section 508 Standards and the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Following the 2011 recommendation, 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, and in coordination with the revised Section 508 Standards, the updated IITAA Standards apply to information technology developed, procured, or substantially modified by the State effective January 18, 2018.