A Pithy Guide to Web Accessibility Policies

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Last updated May 14th, 2020

A Pithy Guide to Web Accessibility Site Map

Introduction

Note: This page is incomplete, but I am actively adding content. Because this page is largely a list of links with brief scope notes, a separate table of contents would be redundant. At the current time, this page covers only policies within the United States.

A Pithy Guide to Web Accessibility Policies web site aims to list an official state or organizational policy if one exists.

State policies cover only state owned or controlled web sites and often do not cover every state entity (e.g., it might cover only state agencies).

Individual States in the United States

California

California links

California policy

California notice and contact

California scope

State agencies and contractors doing business with the state.

California summary

WCAG 2.1 Level AA standards and the new Section 508

District of Columbia

District of Columbia links

There is no separate DC policy, the URLs point to the Section 508 IT Accessibility Laws and Policies and the United States Access Board

District of Columbia notice and contact

District of Columbia scope

City entities.

District of Columbia summary

Ambiguous as to which version of Section 508 controls

Florida

Florida links

There is no separate Florida policy, the URL points to the United States Access Board

Florida notice and contact

Florida scope

State agencies

Florida summary

new Section 508

Georgia

Georgia links

No specific Georgia policy, links are to the Section 508 website (the explanatory website, not the standards themselves) and the WCAG overview (not the standards themselves).

Georgia notice and contact

Georgia scope

State agencies

Georgia summary

new Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards

Illinois

Illinois links

Illinois policy

Illinois notice and contact

Illinois scope

State agencies and higher education

Illinois summary

The Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act is expressly based on the new Section 508. The revised 508 is itself based on WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts links

Massachusetts policy

Massachusetts notice and contact

Massachusetts scope

State agencies

Massachusetts summary

A Massachusetts specific standard that is based on WCAG 1.0 and the old Section 508 standards

Michigan

Michigan links

No specific link for Michigan policy, but a link to WCAG 2.0.

Michigan notice and contact

Michigan scope

State agencies

Michigan summary

WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards.

New York

New York links

New York policy

New York notice and contact

New York scope

All state entities

New York summary

WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards and the new Section 508 standards

North Carolina links

No specific North Carolina policy, links are to the Section 508 website (the explanatory website, not the standards themselves) and the WCAG overview (not the standards themselves).

North Carolina notice and contact

North Carolina scope

State agencies

North Carolina summary

new Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards

Ohio

Ohio links

Ohio policy

Ohio notice and contact

Ohio scope

State agencies

Ohio summary

WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania links

Pennsylvania policy

Pennsylvania notice and contact

Pennsylvania scope

State agencies

Pennsylvania summary

So ambiguous it's impossible to say what standard they are attempting to apply.

Texas

Texas links

Texas policy for agencies, Texas policy for higher education

No direct access to Texas notice and contact, Go to Texas.gov and follow the policies link

Texas scope

State agencies and institutions of higher education

Texas summary

Either the newer or older Section 508 standards.

Virginia

Virginia statewide policies exist only in the form of one published report which incorporates Section 508 by reference. It is not clear whether the action items in the report were ever acted upon.

Individual Organizations in the United States

The University of Toledo

University of Toledo links

University of Toledo policy

University of Toledo contact

University of Toledo scope

Prioritize public facing pages

University of Toledo summary

WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards