US State Laws and Policies for ICT Accessibility

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Many individual states within the US have accessibility policies for Information and Communications Technology (ICT). These policies often include references to national or international standards. They provide websites and software authors with technical details to ensure that users with disabilities can access the information and that adequate functionality is assured. The most commonly referenced standards are Section 508 and the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. The table below provides information for all fifty states and indicates whether policies are in place for websites and software. It also indicates what standards the web policies are based on and provides links to the policies.

State Accessibility Policies
State Has Web Site Policy? Based on... Has Software Procurement Policy?
Alabama Yes[1] Section 508 No
Alaska Yes[2] Section 508, WCAG 2.0 No
Arizona Yes[3] A.R.S. § 41-3504(A (1(a))) No
Arkansas Yes[4] Section 508 Yes[5]
California Yes[6] Section 508, WCAG 1.0 AA No
Colorado Yes[7] Section 508 No
Connecticut Yes[8] WCAG 1.0 A No
Delaware No[9] No
District of Columbia Yes[10] Section 508 No
Florida Yes[11] Section 508 No
Georgia Yes[12] WCAG 1.0 No
Hawaii Yes[13] Section 508 No
Idaho Yes[14] Section 508 No
Illinois Yes[15] Section 508, WCAG 1.0 Yes[16]
Indiana Yes[17] Section 508 Yes[18]
Iowa Yes[19] WCAG 2.0 AA No
Kansas Yes[20] Section 508, WCAG 2.0 AA Yes[21]
Kentucky Yes[22] Section 508, WCAG 1.0 AA Yes[23]
Louisiana No[24] Encouraged to meet Section 508 No
Maine Yes[25] Section 508, WCAG 1.0, WCAG 2.0 No
Maryland Yes[26] Section 508 No
Massachusetts Yes[27] Section 508 Yes[28]
Michigan Yes[29] Section 508 No
Minnesota Yes[30] Section 508, WCAG 2.0 Yes[31]
Mississippi Yes[32] WCAG 1.0 No
Missouri Yes[33] Section 508 Yes[34]
Montana Yes[35] Section 508 No
Nebraska Yes[36] Section 508 Yes[37]
Nevada No No
New Hampshire Yes[38] Section 508 No
New Jersey Yes[39] Section 508 No
New Mexico Yes[40] WCAG 1.0 AA No
New York Yes[41] Section 508 No
North Carolina No No
North Dakota No No
Ohio Yes[42] Section 508 No
Oklahoma Yes[43] Section 508 Yes[44]
Oregon No No
Pennsylvania Yes[45] Section 508 No
Rhode Island No[46] No
South Carolina Yes[47] Section 508, WCAG 1.0 No
South Dakota Yes[48] Section 508, W3C Web Content Guidelines No
Tennessee Yes[49] Section 508 No
Texas Yes[50] Section 508 Yes[51]
Utah Yes[52] WCAG 1.0 No
Vermont Yes[53] Section 508, W3C Web Content Guidelines No
Virginia Yes[54] Section 508 No
Washington No[55] Encouraged to meet Section 508, W3C No
West Virginia Yes[56] Section 508 No
Wisconsin Yes[57] Section 508 No
Wyoming No No

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Alabama Policy" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Alaska Policy".
  3. ^ "Arizona Web Policy" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Arkansas Web Policy" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Arkansas Software Policy".
  6. ^ "California Web Policy" (PDF).
  7. ^ "Colorado Web Policy".
  8. ^ "Connecticut Web Policy".
  9. ^ "Delaware Web Policy" (PDF).
  10. ^ "District of Columbia Web Policy".
  11. ^ "Florida Web Policy".
  12. ^ "Georgia Web Policy".
  13. ^ "Hawaii Web Policy".
  14. ^ "Idaho Web Policy".
  15. ^ "Illinois Web Policy".
  16. ^ "Illinois Software Policy".
  17. ^ "Indiana Web Policy".
  18. ^ "Indiana Software Policy".
  19. ^ "Iowa Web Policy" (PDF).
  20. ^ "Kansas Web Policy".
  21. ^ "Kansas Software Policy".
  22. ^ "Kentucky Web Policy".
  23. ^ "Kentucky Software Policy".
  24. ^ "Louisiana Web Policy".
  25. ^ "Maine Web Policy".
  26. ^ "Maryland Web Policy".
  27. ^ "Massachusetts Web Policy".
  28. ^ "Massachusetts Software Policy".
  29. ^ "Michigan Web Policy".
  30. ^ "Minnesota Web Policy" (PDF).
  31. ^ "Minnesota Software Policy" (PDF).
  32. ^ "Mississippi Web Policy".
  33. ^ "Missouri Web Policy".
  34. ^ "Missouri Software Policy".
  35. ^ "Montana Web Policy".
  36. ^ "Nebraska Web Policy".
  37. ^ "Nebraska Software Policy" (PDF).
  38. ^ "New Hampshire Web Policy" (PDF).
  39. ^ "New Jersey Web Policy" (PDF).
  40. ^ "New Mexico Web Policy".
  41. ^ "New York Web Policy" (PDF).
  42. ^ "Ohio Web Policy".
  43. ^ "Oklahoma Web Policy".
  44. ^ "Oklahoma Software Policy".
  45. ^ "Pennsylvania Web Policy".
  46. ^ "Rhode Island Web Policy".
  47. ^ "South Carolina Web Policy".
  48. ^ "South Dakota Web Policy".
  49. ^ "Tennessee Web Policy".
  50. ^ "Texas Web Policy".
  51. ^ "Texas Software Policy".
  52. ^ "Utah Web Policy".
  53. ^ "Vermont Web Policy".
  54. ^ "Virginia Web Policy" (PDF).
  55. ^ "Washington Web Policy".
  56. ^ "West Virginia Web Policy".
  57. ^ "Wisconsin Web Policy".