At the 9/19 meeting we discussed:
Since the last meeting we have had some discussion with Janet Peters of Great Lakes ADA Center, Deborah Buck of the Association of Technology Act Programs, and Diane Golden of the Missouri Assistive Technology Office. They gave the following advice:
We are having that discussion, but have yet to receive a definitive answer from DHS Legal on how involved vendors can be. We still can reach out to and ask question of screen reader manufacturers.
Yes, anything they develop for or sell to the State must meet the standards. However, like Section 508, incidental IT (for example, project management software used by the contractors, but not delivered to the State) would not need to meet the standards.
The law is all about increasing accessibility to state services.
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