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IITAA Review

The Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) requires the State to review and update the IITAA standards every three years. Thanks to everyone who participated in the IITAA review on November 14. If you would like to share additional comments, please visit:

Background

IITAA standards currently match the United States' Section 508 Standards, which require compliance with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA.

For previous IITAA Updates, the workgroup has prioritized keeping Illinois' standards "harmonized" with Section 508 standards, even as newer guidelines, such as WCAG 2.1 became available.

This year, the U.S. Department of Justice proposed a new rule that would require States to meet the newest standard, likely WCAG 2.2

At the IITAA review meeting, we will discuss the pros and cons of keeping IITAA standards aligned with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 versus updating to WCAG 2.1 or 2.2. To prepare for this discussion, please review:

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions before the meeting, please feel to email DoIT.Accessibility@Illinois.gov

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