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State E & IT Accessibility Initiatives

Summarized below are the accessibility-related laws, policies, standards or guidelines, and other resources that states have published on-line in support of website accessibility, application development, and IT procurement. Each initiative is accompanied by a link to its state-based source.

Although this information is updated on a regular basis, the reader should understand that other on-line resources may exist, that information links change, and that state departments move and/or shift responsibility. If you know of an accessibility-related link that does not appear in the state's information, please e-mail us so that we can maintain accurate and usable information.

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Alabama (printable version)

General Information for Alabama


State Website:    http://www.alabama.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.isd.alabama.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
   Jack Doane
   Director
   Department of Finance

   64 N. Union Street, Suite 200
   Montgomery, AL 36130

Phone: (334) 242-3658
Fax:
Email: Jack Doane







State Procurement Officer:   
   Issac Kervin
   State Purchasing Director
   Department of Finance

   Division of Purchasing
   100 N Union St Ste 192
   Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 242-7250
Fax: (334) 242-4419
Email: Issac Kervin


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Alabama Web Accessibility


 Alabama Web Accessibility Policies:

Accessibility Policy

http://www.alabama.gov/portal/secondaryContent.jsp?page=Standard_Policies

The Accessibility Policy encompasses a statement of policy, and an outline of design standards, which are "influenced" by the W3C and Access Board Standards. The policy states that "In response to the need to insure equal access to electronic and information technologies, the state of Alabama has developed a set of standards for Web page design. Just as environmental obstacles have inhibited individuals with disabilities, the Web poses an entirely new set of obstacles. In recognition of those individuals with visual, physical or developmental disabilities alabama.gov has adopted a policy to make government information accessible to all."


Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: Alabama State Website
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
State will evaluate regularly, but no requirement noted

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Policy 1210-00: Web Development

http://isd.alabama.gov/POLICY/Policy_1210-00_Web_Development.pdf

The stated objective is to "Establish a common "look and feel" for all agency web sites published to the Internet," including the responsibility to "Provide universal access capability to all users" Standard 1210-00S2: Universal Accessibility provides details on universal access standards.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 9-22-2006

Scope of Applicability:
  • State Commisions
  • Executive Branch Agencies
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: specified
http://isd.alabama.gov/POLICY/Policy_1200-00_Digital_Government.pdf
"Report policy non-compliance to the Chief Information Officer (CIO), agency management, or as outlined in the applicable information security policy, standard, or procedure" (as specified in Policy 1200-00_Rev A: Digital Government).

Sanction Provisions: specified
http://isd.alabama.gov/POLICY/Policy_1200-00_Digital_Government.pdf
"The CIO reserves the right to hold or deny an agency?s purchasing requests, contract approvals and personnel actions until such time an agency complies fully or partially with this policy."




State of Alabama Accessibility Statement

http://isd.alabama.gov/isd/statements.aspx

"In response to the need to ensure equal access to electronic and information technologies, the state of Alabama has developed a set of standards for Web page design."

"These standards are influenced by those recommended by the W3C and Access Board."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 9-25-2006

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: State of Alabama websites
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
State will evaluate regularly, but no requirement noted.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Alabama Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Standard 1210-00S2: Universal Accessibility

http://isd.alabama.gov/POLICY/Standard_1210-00S2_Universal_Accessibility.pdf

"The objective of this standard is to advise agencies on the use of the minimum requirements for online accessibility for all State of Alabama web sites that comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended for the Workforce Investment Act of 1998."
Specifies design requirements for state websites using "alabama.gov" or "state.al.us" domain names.
Adherence to this standard is covered by Policy 1210-00: Web Development

Date of Most Recent Revision: 9-25-2006

Scope of Applicability:
  • State Commisions
  • Executive Branch Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: yes
"Multiple browser testing shall be conducted on current versions of Firefox, Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, Safari and Lynx."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: specified
http://isd.alabama.gov/POLICY/Policy_1200-00_Digital_Government.pdf
"Report policy non-compliance to the Chief Information Officer (CIO), agency management, or as outlined in the applicable information security policy, standard, or procedure" (as specified in Policy 1200-00_Rev A: Digital Government)

Sanction Provisions: specified
http://isd.alabama.gov/POLICY/Policy_1200-00_Digital_Government.pdf
"The CIO reserves the right to hold or deny an agency?s purchasing requests, contract approvals and personnel actions until such time an agency complies fully or partially with this policy."





Alaska (printable version)

General Information for Alaska


State Website:    http://www.alaska.gov/
State IT Website: http://doa.alaska.gov/ets/

Chief Information Officer:   
Anand Dubey
Director
Department of Administration
Phone: (907) 269-5744
Fax: (907) 269-5562
Email: anand.dubey@alaska.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Vern Jones
Chief Procurement Officer
Division of General Services
Department of Administration
PO Box 110210
Juneau, AK 99811
Phone: (907) 465-5684
Fax: (907) 465-2189
Email: vern.jones@alaska.gov

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Alaska Web Accessibility


 Alaska Web Accessibility Policies:

Accessibility Statement

http://www.labor.state.ak.us/ada/web.htm

"The State of Alaska takes proactive steps to ensure people with disabilities can readily access and use information and services that are delivered electronically."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 0-0-2010

Scope of Applicability:
  • Unclear
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 2

Validation/Testing Required: no
No stated requirement, but "Web professionals assess the accessibility of state websites according to commonly recognized principles and techniques. Websites are tested for interoperability with various browsers and assistive technologies, and wherever possible, by people with disabilities."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Jason C. Burke, State of Alaska ADA Coordinator, (907) 465-6929




Arizona (printable version)

General Information for Arizona


State Website:    http://az.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.azgita.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
Chad Kirkpatrick
Director & Chief Information Officer
Government Information Technology Agency (GITA)
100 N. 15th Ave., Suite 440
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Phone: (602) 364-4770
Fax: (602) 364-4799
Email: cKirkpatrick@azgita.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Jean Clark
State Procurement Administrator
Department of Administration
100 N 15th Ave Ste 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-9136
Fax: (602) 542-5508
Email: jean.clark@azdoa.gov

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Arizona Application Development Accessibility


 Arizona Application Development Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: A.R.S. s41-3504 (A(1)) and A.R.S. s41-3504 (A(1)(a))

http://www.azleg.gov/ars/41/03504.htm

The statute authorizes the Government Information Technology Agency (GITA) to develop, implement and maintain a coordinated statewide plan for information technology, including the adoption of statewide technical, coordination, and security standards. A.R.S. §3531 and 3532 a. A.R.S. §3532(C) states that "[t]he department of administration shall adopt rules that are necessary to implement this article and revise those rules as necessary based on any amendments to section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, including an undue burden process that is consistent with the section 508 federal acquisition regulation provisions. The department of administration shall begin the rule making process by October 1, 2004."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 0-0-1999

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Other: All Budget Units. "Budget Units," defined as "a department, commission, board, institution, or other state agency of the state organization receiving, expending or disbursing state funds or incurring obligations of the state including the board of regents and the state board of directors for community colleges..."
  • Specific Exemptions: Universities and community colleges
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Legislative Code: Statute A.R.S. §3531 and 3532

http://www.azleg.gov/ars/41/03532.htm

(http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/41/03531.htm& Title=41&DocType=ARS ) (http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/41/03532.htm& Title=41&DocType=ARS) Section 3531 provides the definitions for "disability" and "electronic or information technology". Section 3532 (A) states that "[i]n order to improve accessibility of future electronic or information technology and increase the successful employment and access to government services for individuals with disabilities, particularly blind and visually impaired and deaf and hard-of-hearing persons, a budget unit, in developing, procuring, maintaining or using electronic or information technology through the use of state monies, shall ensure that the electronic or information technology provides comparable access to individuals with disabilities in accordance with the accessibility standards adopted under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 United States Code section 794d) unless doing so would impose an undue burden on the budget unit."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 8-30-2004

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: All budget units
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: specified

Budget Unit that contracts with vendor that provides products or services "shall agree to respond to and make a good faith effort to resolve any complaint regarding accessibility." "Department of Administration shall establish a complaint procedure for all budget units, except the supreme court shall establish a complaint procedure for the courts. The complaint procedures for the Department of Administration and the supreme court shall be consistent with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to be used by an individual with a disability who alleges that a budget unit failed to comply with this article."

Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Arizona Procurement Accessibility


 Arizona Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: Statute A.R.S. §3531 and 3532

http://www.azleg.gov/ars/41/03532.htm

(http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/41/03531.htm& Title=41&DocType=ARS ) (http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/41/03532.htm& Title=41&DocType=ARS) Section 3531 provides the definitions for "disability" and "electronic or information technology". Section 3532 (A) states that "[i]n order to improve accessibility of future electronic or information technology and increase the successful employment and access to government services for individuals with disabilities, particularly blind and visually impaired and deaf and hard-of-hearing persons, a budget unit, in developing, procuring, maintaining or using electronic or information technology through the use of state monies, shall ensure that the electronic or information technology provides comparable access to individuals with disabilities in accordance with the accessibility standards adopted under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 United States Code section 794d) unless doing so would impose an undue burden on the budget unit."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 8-30-2004

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: All budget units
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified
Compliance required only for only to electronic or "information technology that begins or is contracted on or after the adoption of administrative rules by the Department of Administration." (Sec 2. Legislative History). Section 3532(C) states that the Department of Administration shall begin rule making process by October 1, 2004.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: specified

Budget Unit that contracts with vendor that provides products or services "shall agree to respond to and make a good faith effort to resolve any complaint regarding accessibility." "Department of Administration shall establish a complaint procedure for all budget units, except the supreme court shall establish a complaint procedure for the courts. The complaint procedures for the Department of Administration and the supreme court shall be consistent with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to be used by an individual with a disability who alleges that a budget unit failed to comply with this article."

Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Arizona Web Accessibility


 Arizona Web Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: A.R.S. §41-3504 (A(1)) and A.R.S. §41-3504 (A(1)(a))

http://www.azleg.gov/ars/41/03504.htm

The statute authorizes the Government Information Technology Agency (GITA) to develop, implement and maintain a coordinated statewide plan for information technology, including the adoption of statewide technical, coordination, and security standards.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 0-0-1999

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Other: All Budget Units. "Budget Units," defined as "a department, commission, board, institution, or other state agency of the state organization receiving, expending or disbursing state funds or incurring obligations of the state including the board of regents and the state board of directors for community colleges..."
  • Specific Exemptions: Universities and Community Colleges
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Legislative Code: Statute A.R.S. §3531 and 3532

http://www.azleg.gov/ars/41/03532.htm

(http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/41/03531.htm& Title=41&DocType=ARS ) (http://www.azleg.state.az.us/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/41/03532.htm& Title=41&DocType=ARS) Section 3531 provides the definitions for "disability" and "electronic or information technology". Section 3532 (A) states that "[i]n order to improve accessibility of future electronic or information technology and increase the successful employment and access to government services for individuals with disabilities, particularly blind and visually impaired and deaf and hard-of-hearing persons, a budget unit, in developing, procuring, maintaining or using electronic or information technology through the use of state monies, shall ensure that the electronic or information technology provides comparable access to individuals with disabilities in accordance with the accessibility standards adopted under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 United States Code section 794d) unless doing so would impose an undue burden on the budget unit."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 8-30-2004

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: All budget units
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: specified

Budget Unit that contracts with vendor that provides products or services "shall agree to respond to and make a good faith effort to resolve any complaint regarding accessibility." "Department of Administration shall establish a complaint procedure for all budget units, except the supreme court shall establish a complaint procedure for the courts. The complaint procedures for the Department of Administration and the supreme court shall be consistent with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to be used by an individual with a disability who alleges that a budget unit failed to comply with this article."

Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Arizona Web Accessibility Policies:

Statewide Policy P130 Rev 1.0: Web Site Accessibility

http://www.azgita.gov/policies_standards/pdf/P130%20Web%20Site%20Accessibility%20Policy.pdf

The Policy states its purpose as providing: "an accessibility model for the development and implementation of Arizona State government web sites that minimizes technical barriers to accessibility for individuals with disabilities." The policy explicitly states that it does not address Braille production, Synthesized Speech production, or voice input modalities.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 9-12-2008

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Other: "a department, commission, board, institution or other agency of the state organization receiving, expending or disbursing state funds or incurring obligations of the state including the Arizona Board of Regents..."
  • Specific Exemptions: "the universities under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Board of Regents and the community college districts and the legislative or judicial branches"
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Arizona Web Accessibility Others:

Web Site Accessibility Technical Suggestions and Examples v1.0

http://www.azgita.gov/policies_standards/pdf/P130%20Web%20Site%20Accessibility%20Policy.pdf

Scan down to Attachment A for the Web Site Accessibility Technical Suggestions and Examples. "State agencies may use a variety of technical methods to be in compliance with Section 508, (see page 31). The information presented in this Appendix is designed to assist the webmaster in writing accessible web pages."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 9-12-2008





Arkansas (printable version)

General Information for Arkansas


State Website:    http://www.arkansas.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.dis.arkansas.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
Claire Bailey
Director & Chief Technology Officer
Department of Information Systems
P.O. Box 3155
Little Rock, AR 72203-3155
Phone: (501) 682-4976
Fax: (501) 682-4960
Email: claire.bailey@arkansas.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Jane Benton
Director
Office of State Procurement
1509 W 7th St
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 324-9312
Fax: (501) 324-9311
Email: jane.benton@dfa.arkansas.gov

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Arkansas Procurement Accessibility


 Arkansas Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: 25-26-201 through 25-26-206

http://www.dis.arkansas.gov/policiesStandards/Pages/ITAccessfortheBlind.aspx

Information technology required to be purchased under contract that contains the Technology Access Clause. The Technology Access Clause in each contract must promote the intention of 25-26-203 to "[p]rovide blind or visually impaired individuals with access, including, but not limited to, interactive use of the equipment and services which is equivalent to that provided individuals who are not blind or visually impaired [and] are designed to present information, including, but not limited to, prompts used for interactive communications in formats intended for both visual and nonvisual use" and must include minimum specifications laid out in 25-26-204. The Technology Access Clause may, generally, not be excluded from contracts unless certain criteria (as defined under 25-26-205) are met.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-15-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Local School Districts
  • Other: "Covered entity" is defined by the statute as "the state or any state-assisted organization." A "state-assisted organization" is defined by the statute as "a college, nonprofit organization, person, political subdivision, school system, or other entity supported in whole or in part by state funds."
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: specified

"Any person injured by a violation of this subchapter may maintain an action for injunctive relief to enforce the terms of this subchapter."

Sanction Provisions: specified

Injunctive Relief

State Point of Contact: Office of Information Technology, (501) 682-4300, ITarch@mail.state.ar.us


 Arkansas Procurement Accessibility Guidelines:

Non-Visual Standards for the State of Arkansas

http://www.techarch.state.ar.us/domains/accessibility/resources/non_visual_standards_ar.htm

"The purpose of these standards is to ensure that the needs of Arkansans who are blind or visually impaired are met through reasonable accommodation in the information technology products and services of the state. Information technology products and services include data, voice, and video technologies, as well as information dissemination methods."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 0-0-2006




Technology Procurement Clause for the State of Arkansas

http://www.arkansas.gov/dfa/igs/igs_planning_accessibility.html

Asks vendors to warrant that the technology provided is capable of "1. providing equivalent access for effective use by both visual and nonvisual means; 2. presenting information, including prompts used for interactive communications, in formats intended for nonvisual use; and 3. after being made accessible, it can be integrated into networks for obtaining, retrieving, and disseminating information used by individuals who are not blind or visually impaired."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 0-0-2006

Referenced Standards: Not Specified




Arkansas Web Accessibility


 Arkansas Web Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: 25-26-201 through 25-26-206

http://www.dis.arkansas.gov/policiesStandards/Pages/ITAccessfortheBlind.aspx

Provides that information technology equipment and software used by employees, program participants, or members of the general public "[p]rovide blind or visually impaired individuals with access, including, but not limited to, interactive use of the equipment and services which is equivalent to that provided individuals who are not blind or visually impaired [and] are designed to present information, including, but not limited to, prompts used for interactive communications in formats intended for both visual and non-visual use."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-15-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Local School Districts
  • Other: "Covered entity" is defined by the statute as "the state or any state-assisted organization." A "state-assisted organization" is defined by the statute as "a college, nonprofit organization, person, political subdivision, school system, or other entity supported in whole or in part by state funds."
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: specified

"Any person injured by a violation of this subchapter may maintain an action for injunctive relief to enforce the terms of this subchapter."

Sanction Provisions: specified

Injunctive Relief.

State Point of Contact: Office of Information Technology, Phone: (501) 682-4300, ITarch@mail.state.ar.us




California (printable version)

General Information for California


State Website:    http://www.ca.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.cio.ca.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
Teri Takai
Chief Information Officer
Office of the State Chief Information Officer
1325 J Street, Suite 1600
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-9223
Fax: (916) 324-1732
Email: teri.takai@cio.ca.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Jim Butler
Chief Procurement Officer
Department of General Services: Procurement
707 Third St Fl 2
W Sacramento, CA 95605
Phone: (916) 375-4417
Fax: (916) 375-4421
Email: jim.butler@dgs.ca.gov

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California Application Development Accessibility


 California Application Development Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: Cal.Gov.Code §11135(d)(1)(2)

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=11001-12000&file=11135-11139.7

"The Legislature finds and declares that the ability to utilize electronic or information technology is often an essential function for successful employment in the current work world. (2) "In order to improve accessibility of existing technology, and therefore increase the successful employment of individuals with disabilities, particularly blind and visually impaired and deaf and hard-of-hearing persons, state governmental entities, in developing, procuring, maintaining, or using electronic or information technology, either indirectly or through the use of state funds by other entities, shall comply with the accessibility requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. Sec. 794d), and regulations implementing that act as set forth in Part 1194 of Title 36 of the Federal Code of Regulations."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-1-2007

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: All State Entities. State Entity defined as "state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board and commission." Cal.Gov.Code §11000; Any entity that contracts with a state or local entity subject to Cal.Gov.Code §11135 for the provision of electronic or information technology (Cal.Gov.Code §11135(d)(3))
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: specified

Complain to head of state agency (Cal.Gov.Code §11136)

Sanction Provisions: specified

Violations warrant curtailing funding to contractor, grantee, or local agency (Cal.Gov.Code §11136,11137, and 11139)




California Procurement Accessibility


 California Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: Cal.Gov.Code §11135(d)(1)(2)(3)

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=11001-12000&file=11135-11139.7

"The Legislature finds and declares that the ability to utilize electronic or information technology is often an essential function for successful employment in the current work world. (2) "In order to improve accessibility of existing technology, and therefore increase the successful employment of individuals with disabilities, particularly blind and visually impaired and deaf and hard-of-hearing persons, state governmental entities, in developing, procuring, maintaining, or using electronic or information technology, either indirectly or through the use of state funds by other entities, shall comply with the accessibility requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. Sec. 794d), and regulations implementing that act as set forth in Part 1194 of Title 36 of the Federal Code of Regulations." (3) "Any entity that contracts with a state or local entity subject to this section for the provision of electronic and information technology or for the provision of related services shall agree to respond to, and resolve any complaint regarding accessibility of its products or services that is brought to the attention of the entity."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-1-2007

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: Any program or activity that is conducted, operated, or administered by the state or by any state agency, is funded directly by the state, or receives financial assistance from the state. (Cal.Gov.Code §11135, 11136); Any entity that contracts with a state or local entity subject to Cal.Gov.Code §11135 for the provision of electronic or information technology (Cal.Gov.Code §11135(d)(3))
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: specified

Complain to head of state agency (Cal.Gov.Code §11136)

Sanction Provisions: specified

Violations warrant curtailing funding to contractor, grantee, or local agency (Cal.Gov.Code §11136,11137, and 11139)



 California Procurement Accessibility Policies:

4833: Information Technology Accessibility Policy (9/08)

http://sam.dgs.ca.gov/TOC/4800/4833.htm

"It is the policy of the State of California that information and services on California State Government Web Sites is designed to be accessible to people with disabilities." The policy requires that compliance with the Section 508 guidelines in the design and creation of "any State of California Website."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 9-0-2008

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: All web sites created by the State of California
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 California Procurement Accessibility Others:

4819.41: Certification For Procurement (6/03)

http://sam.dgs.ca.gov/TOC/4800/4819.41.htm



Date of Most Recent Revision: 9-0-2003




California Web Accessibility


 California Web Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: Cal.Gov.Code §11135(d)(1)(2)

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=11001-12000&file=11135-11139.7

"The Legislature finds and declares that the ability to utilize electronic or information technology is often an essential function for successful employment in the current work world. (2) "In order to improve accessibility of existing technology, and therefore increase the successful employment of individuals with disabilities, particularly blind and visually impaired and deaf and hard-of-hearing persons, state governmental entities, in developing, procuring, maintaining, or using electronic or information technology, either indirectly or through the use of state funds by other entities, shall comply with the accessibility requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. Sec. 794d), and regulations implementing that act as set forth in Part 1194 of Title 36 of the Federal Code of Regulations."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-1-2007

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: All State Entities, defined as "state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board and commission.", Any contractor with state or local entities that are subject to Cal.Gov.Code §11135 (Cal.Gov.Code §11135(d)(3))
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: specified

Complain to head of state agency (Cal.Gov.Code §11136)

Sanction Provisions: specified

Violations warrant curtailing funding to contractor, grantee, or local agency (Cal.Gov.Code §11136,11137, and 11139)



 California Web Accessibility Policies:

4833: Information Technology Accessibility Policy (9/08)

http://sam.dgs.ca.gov/TOC/4800/4833.htm

"It is the policy of the State of California that information and services on California State Government Web Sites is designed to be accessible to people with disabilities." The policy requires compliance with the Section 508 guidelines in the design and creation of "any State of California Website."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 9-0-2008

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: All web sites created by the State of California
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Technology Acquisitions, (916) 375-4617


 California Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Web Content Accessibility

http://www.legislature.ca.gov/footer/accessibility_guidelines.html

"As directed by Executive Order D-17-00 issued on September 8, 2000, a comprehensive eGovernment initiative was launched that requires every agency and department to adhere to technical standards for accessible Web design and compatibility. The Accessibility Guide enables the State to utilize the best tools and design available to ensure that the content of the new My California portal can be reached by the widest possible audience regardless of disability, limitations of computer equipment or use of alternate Internet access devices. In addition, State accessibility guidelines enable agencies to meet State and Federal statutory requirements prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities in the design of both Internet and Intranet web sites. For example, California Government Code Section 11135 et seq. prohibits discrimination by entities receiving funding from the State of California"


Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 3

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 California Web Accessibility Others:

Accessibility/Help Page

http://www.ca.gov/accessibility.html

Provides visitors of the State of California website with a summary of "technology solutions we have integrated to make our websites easy to navigate, fast-loading and accessible." Also provides users with suggestions for customizing their browsers to improve ease of use.


Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: State of California Website
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







Colorado (printable version)

General Information for Colorado


State Website:    http://www.colorado.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.colorado.gov/oit/

Chief Information Officer:   
Michael Locatis
Chief Information Officer
Governor's Office of Information Technology
601 East 18th Avenue, Suite 250
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 764-7700
Fax: (303) 764-7725
Email: michael.locatis@state.co.us

State Procurement Officer:   
John Utterback
State Purchasing Director
Division of Finance & Procurement
Department of Personnel & Administration
633 17th St Ste 1520
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 866-6181
Fax: (303) 894-6016
Email: john.utterback@state.co.us

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    Procurement
    Website


Colorado Procurement Accessibility


 Colorado Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: 24-85-101 through 24-85-104; 24-37.5-202 (1)

http://www.michie.com/colorado/lpext.dll/cocode/6ffa0/3b841/442af/442b1?

CRS 24-85-104: Authorizes the Commission on Information Management to create standards and criteria to be used in approval or rejection process for procurements by state agencies of adaptive technologies for non-visual access. The statute does not require modification for equipment used by those who are not blind or visually impaired, but does require the "applications, programs, and underlying operating systems, including the format of the data, used for the manipulation and presentation of information" to "permit the installation and effective use of" and to be compatible with "nonvisual access software and peripheral devices."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 8-2-2000

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Other: State Boards or Principal Departments
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Legislative Code: 24-85-101 through 24-85-104; 24-37.5-202 (1)

http://www.michie.com/colorado/lpext.dll/cocode/6ffa0/3b841/442af/442b1?

CRS 24-85-104: Authorizes the Commission on Information Management to create standards and criteria to be used in approval or rejection process for procurements by state agencies of adaptive technologies for non-visual access. The statute does not require modification for equipment used by those who are not blind or visually impaired, but does require the "applications, programs, and underlying operating systems, including the format of the data, used for the manipulation and presentation of information" to "permit the installation and effective use of" and to be compatible with "nonvisual access software and peripheral devices."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 8-2-2000

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Other: State Boards or Principal Departments
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Colorado Procurement Accessibility Guidelines:

ADA IT Accessibility Standards for the Blind and Visually Impaired, v2.0

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheader=application%2Fpdf&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadername2=MDT-Type&blobheadervalue1=inline%3B+filename%3D375%2F1023%2FColorado_ADA_IT_Accessibility_Standards_v2%2C0.pdf&blobheadervalue2=abinary%3B+charset%3DUTF-8&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1191381710523&ssbinary=true1191381710523&ssbinary=true

States that "All communication and information technology procurements, agreements, and contracts shall comply with Colorado Information Technology Accessibility Standards for the Blind and Visually impaired." "the Work Committee's initial proposed standards focus on design criteria for web-based publicly accessible information. The standards cover the following specific categories: Equivalents, Color, Markup Language/Style Sheets, Tables, Natural Language, Time-Sensitive Content, and Dynamic Content and Device Independent."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2005

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: Applies to all state web sites accessible by public, all webmasters, and designers
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Colorado Web Accessibility


 Colorado Web Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: 24-85-101 through 24-85-104; 24-37.5-202 (1)

http://www.michie.com/colorado/lpext.dll/cocode/6ffa0/3b841/442af/442b1?

CRS 24-85-103 authorizes the Commission on Information Management to develop non-visual access standards for information technology used by state agencies that "a)[p]rovide blind or visually impaired individuals with access to information stored electronically by state agencies by ensuring compatibility with adaptive technology systems so that blind and visually impaired individuals have full and equal access when needed; and b) [a]re designed to present information, including prompts used for interactive communications, in formats intended for both visual and nonvisual use, such as the use of text-only options." The statute also requires that each state agency incorporate into its annual information technology plan proposed budget requests for "implementing the nonvisual access standards for its agency at facilities accessible by the public."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 8-2-2000

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Other: State Boards or Principal Departments
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: CDE Web Support Services, webmaster@cde.state.co.us


 Colorado Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Colorado Information Technology Accessibility Standards Facts and Guidelines (3-6-01)

http://www.cde.state.co.us/utility/accstand.pdf

Provides proposed standards for design criteria that comport with Section 508 and the W3C guidelines to be applied to web-based publicly accessible information.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • Other: Applies to all state websites accessible by public, all webmasters and designers
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
Guidelines recommend methods for testing a website to determine accessibility including: 1) independent testing; 2) voice navigation of existing system; 3) consulting online resources for accessible web design; and 4) BOBBY assessment

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: CDE Web Support Services, webmaster@cde.state.co.us




Connecticut (printable version)

General Information for Connecticut


State Website:    http://www.ct.gov/
State IT Website: http://ct.gov/doit/

Chief Information Officer:   
Diane Wallace
Chief Information Officer
Department of Information Technology
101 East River Drive
East Hartford
CT 06108
Phone: (860) 622-2419
Fax: (860) 291-8665
Email: diane.wallace@ct.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Carol Wilson
Director of Procurement
Department of Administrative Services
165 Capitol Ave Fl 5 S
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 713-5093
Fax: (860) 622-2904
Email: carol.wilson@ct.gov

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    Website


Connecticut Web Accessibility


 Connecticut Web Accessibility Policies:

Universal Web Site Accessibility Policy for State Web Sites - Version 4.0

http://www.access.state.ct.us/policies/accesspolicy40.html

"This policy provides a set of established guidelines adopted by the State of Connecticut and a checklist of design requirements which provides a quick reference for numerous design issues." "To comply with this policy, agencies must be able to demonstrate two things: that they have achieved WCAG Conformance Level "A" which means that all Priority 1 checkpoints are satisfied, and that they have successfully addressed all the items in the CMAC Checklist of Design Requirements."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-1-2000

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • Other: Connecticut State Government web sites
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 1

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
Provides Six Steps to Accessibility Certification, which are steps for testing web pages, including the use of BOBBY software. The ConneCT Management Advisory Committee Web Accessibility Subcommittee established procedures to certify state web sites that meet the guidelines of the policy.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities OPA-Webmaster@po.state.ct.us or contact kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us


 Connecticut Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Design Guidelines

http://www.access.state.ct.us/policies/accesspolicy40.html

"a set of established guidelines adopted by the the State of Connecticut and a checklist of design requirements which provides a quick reference for numerous design issues."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-10-2000

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • Other: Connecticut State Government web site
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 1

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
Provides Six Steps to Accessibility Certification, which are steps for testing web pages, including the use of BOBBY software. The ConneCT Management Advisory Committee Web Accessibility Subcommittee established procedures to certify state web sites that meet the guidelines of the policy.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities OPA-Webmaster@po.state.ct.us or contact kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us


 Connecticut Web Accessibility Others:

Web Site Accessibility Committee Resources

http://www.access.state.ct.us/resources.html

Contains accessibility resources, tools, tutorials, forms, and other information.






Delaware (printable version)

General Information for Delaware


State Website:    http://www.delaware.gov/
State IT Website: http://dti.delaware.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
James Sills
Secretary & Chief Information Officer
Department of Technology & Information
Phone: (302) 739-9629
Fax: (302) 739-1442
Email: Jim.Sills@state.de.us

State Procurement Officer:   
Dean Stotler
Director
Government Support Services
100 Enterprise Pl Ste 4
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 857-4505
Fax: (302) 739-2564
Email: dean.stotler@state.de.us

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    Website


Delaware Web Accessibility


 Delaware Web Accessibility Policies:

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Web Policy, Policy Memorandum Number 26

http://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/admin/files/pm26.pdf

"In order to provide a high-quality website that is accessible to the majority of our viewers, DHSS has developed the following technical guidelines and standards to be used by all information providers. . . If you use graphics or applets as navigation tools for your site, you must provide an alternative text-based navigation option. . . DHSS has chosen to adopt all state guidelines as standards."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-21-2002

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: Department of Health and Human Services
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: yes
"DMS/IRM will perform hyperlink, HTML validation and Bobby Checking on the entire DHSS website once every two months."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Other: DHHS Communications Director
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: specified
http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/admin/files/pm26.pdf
"If broken links, improper HTML or inaccessible pages are not corrected, the affected page(s) will be removed from the DHSS website immediately unless otherwise waived by the DHSS Communications Director. If any other standards violations are noticed, they will undergo the same enforcement process with notification to the Communications Director, web relations designees and Division Director."



 Delaware Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Web Presentation Guidelines for State of Delaware Agencies -- Version 3.0 (4/15/05)

http://www.state.de.us/sos/gic/reports/web_guidelines_version_3.0.shtml

Document identifies standards (which agencies are required to follow) and guidelines (which agencies are recommended to follow). Provides guidance on designing accessible web pages and recommends compliance with W3C Level 1 Priority Guidelines.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 4-15-2005

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 1

Validation/Testing Required: yes
Testing is defined as a "Standard" and, thus, is required of state agencies. Standard No. 3 states that "As agencies develop web sites, or add new pages, it is important that they test [the] content in multiple user agents."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Other: The Guidelines state that "the ongoing management and maintenance of the content must be considered."
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Greg Hughes


 Delaware Web Accessibility Executive Orders:

Executive Order No. 9 creating the Electronic Government and Steering Committee

http://www.state.de.us/research/register/february2001/executiveorders.htm

Establishes the Electronic Government Steering Committee and authorizes the Committee to "coordinate the provision of services and information by Delaware state agencies on the internet." Specifically charges the Committee with developing standards that relate to accessibility of internet-based technologies.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-22-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Delaware Web Accessibility Others:

Accessibility Central

http://www.state.de.us/sos/gic/information/access_central.shtml







Accessibility Statement

http://delaware.gov/egov/portal.nsf/portal/access

"The Delaware.gov Web Portal was constructed to comply with the accessibility guidelines developed through the WAI. This Portal has achieved Level A compliance with the WAI's accessibility guidelines -- meaning that all priority 1 checkpoints were adhered to in its construction."


Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: Delaware.gov web portal
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 1

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







Florida (printable version)

General Information for Florida


State Website:    http://www.myflorida.com/
State IT Website: http://www.myflorida.com/agency/369/

Chief Information Officer:   
David Taylor
State Chief Information Officer & Executive Director
Agency for Enterprise Information Technology
4030 Esplanade Way
Suite 135
Tallahassee, Florida
32399
Phone: (850) 922-7502
Fax: (850) 487-9937
Email: david.taylor@aeit.myflorida.com

State Procurement Officer:   
Charles Covington
Director of State Purchasing
Department of Management Services
4050 Esplanade Way Ste 360
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 487-3964
Fax: (850) 414-6122
Email: charles.covington@dms.myflorida.com

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    Procurement
    Website


Florida Procurement Accessibility


 Florida Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislation Name: Division of Blind Services

http://laws.flrules.org/files/Ch_2004-331.pdf

"The Division of Blind Services shall plan, supervise, and carry out the following activities . . . Provide technical assistance to agencies within the state in order to assure that information technology purchased or used by such agencies is accessible to and usable by individuals who are blind, at the time the technology is purchased or used."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-17-2004

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Florida Web Accessibility


 Florida Web Accessibility Guidelines:

State Government Web Site Requirements

http://www.myflorida.com/myflorida/accessibility.html

"All Florida State Government web sites must comply with Section 508 to ensure the widest possible audience easy access to government information. These standards are based on access guidelines developed by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)."


Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: Official State of Florida web sites
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Florida Web Accessibility Others:

Accessibility Statement

http://www.myflorida.com/myflorida/accessibility.html








Georgia (printable version)

General Information for Georgia


State Website:    http://www.georgia.gov/
State IT Website: http://gta.georgia.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
Patrick Moore
Executive Director
Georgia Technology Authority
47 Trinity Avenue S.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone: (404) 463-2340
Fax: (404) 463-2380
Email: Patrick.Moore@gta.ga.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Timothy Gibney
Assistant Commissioner
State Purchasing Division
Department of Administrative Services
200 Piedmont Ave SE 1308
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-0934
Fax: (404) 657-8444
Email: tim.gibney@doas.ga.gov

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    Procurement
    Website


Georgia Procurement Accessibility


 Georgia Procurement Accessibility Regulations:

Rules of Georgia Technology Authority Information Technology Procurement

http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/cgi-bin/jump.cgi?ID=9631&d=1

"Where articles are to be used for educational or training purposes, by persons with disabilities, for test and evaluation or research purposes, or for any purpose deemed necessary by the CIO or his designee, special or overriding consideration may be given to the factor of suitability in the preparation of specifications, evaluation of offers, for waiver of competition, and the award of contracts."


Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: "Where articles are to be used for educational training purposes, by persons with disabilities, for test and evaluation or research purposes, or for any purpose deemed necessary by the CIO or his designee, special or overriding consideration may be given to the factor or suitability in the preparation of specifications, evaluation of offers, for waiver of competition, and the award of contracts, GTA shall consult with the agency prior to modification by GTA of any information or recommendation submitted by the end user." Rules of Georgia Technology Authority Information Technology Procurement, Ch.665-2-3-.04, based on O.C.G.A.§§ 50-2507.3(e)
Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Georgia Web Accessibility


 Georgia Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Accessibility Statement

http://www.georgia.gov/00/static/0,2144,4802_0_0_Accessibility,00.html

Statement explains the effort to achieve accessibility for the georgia.gov website. The Statement notes that the website complies with W3C Priority 1 requirements and that "validation testing is conducted with industry-recognized tools for coding and general usability."


Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: Georgia.gov web site
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 1

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Mike Galifianakis, (404) 657-7313, gaada@gsfic.ga.gov




Hawaii (printable version)

General Information for Hawaii


State Website:    http://www.ehawaii.gov/
State IT Website: http://hawaii.gov/dags/icsd/

Chief Information Officer:   
Russ Saito
State Comptroller
Department of Accounting & General Services
Phone: (808) 586-0400
Fax: (808) 586-0775
Email: Russ.K.Saito@hawaii.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Aaron Fujioka
Administrator
Department of Accounting & General Services
State Procurement Office
1151 Punchbowl St Rm 230A
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 587-4700
Fax: (808) 587-4703
Email: aaron.fujioka@hawaii.gov

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    Website


Hawaii Web Accessibility


 Hawaii Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Technical Guidelines on Website Accessibility, Memorandum from Russ K. Saito

http://www.doe.k12.hi.us/technology/ICSDwebaccessibility.htm

"Because State government web sites are used to disseminate information to the public, the State should design web sites which are accessible to persons with disabilities, as well as modify existing web sites for such access." State Data Processing Coordinators are requested to analyze their "department's current web pages to determine if they comply with the technical guidelines in the bulletin" and to "apply the guidelines when designing new web pages." (**PLEASE NOTE: This memo was made password protected at some point after initial research efforts were able to access it).

Date of Most Recent Revision: 3-20-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: State Government web sites
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Public Information Access Section, Information and Communication Services Division (808) 586-1940


 Hawaii Web Accessibility Others:

Ehawaii.gov ADA Compliance

http://www.ehawaii.gov/dakine/docs/ada.html

"Ehawaii.gov wishes to ensure access to egovernment is available to all individuals. This site has been designed to be compatible with a wide variety of browsers, and with assistive technologies in mind. . . Improving access to citizens with disabilities is one of our top priorities, and any suggestions or comments are welcome."


Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: hawaii.gov portal architecture
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 1

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







Idaho (printable version)

General Information for Idaho


State Website:    http://www.state.id.us/
State IT Website: http://cio.idaho.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
Mike Gwartney
Director
Department of Administration
Phone: (208) 332-1824
Fax: (208) 334-2307
Email: mike.gwartney@adm.idaho.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Bill Burns
Administrator
Department of Administration
Division of Purchasing
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 332-1610
Fax: (208) 327-7320
Email: bill.burns@adm.idaho.gov

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Idaho Web Accessibility


 Idaho Web Accessibility Policies:

Information Technology Resource Management Council Policy No. 5010, Web Publishing (2/24/02)

http://itrmc.idaho.gov/psg/p5010.pdf

Establishes that "[f]or citizen ease-of-use and navigation, a logical and consistent presentation of web-based materials and services is important. Idaho citizens with disabilities should have access to information and services according to federal accessibility standards for information technology. The user, whether a citizen or employee, expects to find information and services quickly." Requires compliance with ADA and Section 508, and specifies that web pages should "[a]dhere to the [W3C] guidelines to the fullest extent possible."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-16-2009

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Idaho Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Information Technology Resource Management Council Information Technology Enterprise Guidelines, Category G310 Web Publishing

http://itrmc.idaho.gov/psg/g310.pdf

Provides checklist of guidelines from the W3C to confirm compliance under Policy No. 5010.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-16-2009

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 1

Validation/Testing Required: unclear


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Idaho Web Accessibility Others:

Accessibility Statement

http://www.accessidaho.org/accessibility.html








Illinois (printable version)

General Information for Illinois


State Website:    http://www.illinois.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.illinois.gov/Tech/

Chief Information Officer:   
Greg Wass
Chief Information Officer
Office of the Governor
Phone: (312) 814-3306
Fax: (217) 524-1678
Email: greg.wass@illinois.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
John Donato
Deputy Director
Department of Central Management Services
Bureau of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
100 W Randolph Ste 4-500
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 814-6914
Fax: (312) 814-6886
Email: john.donato@illinois.gov

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    Application Development
    Website


Illinois Application Development Accessibility


 Illinois Application Development Accessibility Guidelines:

Illinois Web Accessibility Standards v1.2

http://www.illinois.gov/iwas/standards/iwasStandards.cfm

The standards are "designed to provide practical and specific guidance for the development of web sites, intranets, and web-based applications that are accessible to [people] with disabilities." They are "based on Federal Section 508 and World Wide Web Consortium accessibility guidelines." The Standards "incorporate a combination" of Section 508 and the W3C "creating a standard well suited to serve the users of Illinois web sites."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 2-14-2002

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • Other: All web authors, developers, and content contributors creating or maintaining web pages for the state
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Patrick Beaird PMP, patrick.beaird@illinois.gov


 Illinois Application Development Accessibility Regulations:

Administrative Order Number 1 (2002): E-Government

http://www.illinois.gov/iwas/articles/administrative.cfm

"Each agency shall utilize the Illinois Web Accessibility Standards for the development of web sites, intranets, and web-based applications to provide greater access to State web sites and online services for citizens with disabilities. These standards are designed to provide practical and specific direction that meets or exceeds all standards covered in 'Section 508' of the federal Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 and all 'Priority 1' Checkpoints of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 2-14-2002

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Illinois Technology Office, (217) 524-5113, webmaster@state.il.us



Illinois Web Accessibility


 Illinois Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Illinois Web Accessibility Standards v1.2

http://www.illinois.gov/iwas/standards/iwasStandards.cfm

The standards are "designed to provide practical and specific guidance for the development of web sites, intranets, and web-based applications that are accessible to [people] with disabilities." They are "based on Federal Section 508 and World Wide Web Consortium accessibility guidelines." The Standards "incorporate a combination" of Section 508 and the W3C "creating a standard well suited to serve the users of Illinois web sites."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 2-14-2002

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • Other: All web authors, developers, and content contributors creating or maintaining web pages for the state
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Patrick Beaird PMP, patrick.beaird@illinois.gov


 Illinois Web Accessibility Regulations:

Administrative Order Number 1 (2002): E-Government

http://www.illinois.gov/iwas/articles/administrative.cfm

"Each agency shall utilize the Illinois Web Accessibility Standards for the development of web sites, intranets, and web-based applications to provide greater access to State web sites and online services for citizens with disabilities. These standards are designed to provide practical and specific direction that meets or exceeds all standards covered in 'Section 508' of the federal Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 and all 'Priority 1' Checkpoints of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 2-14-2002

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Illinois Technology Office, (217) 524-5113, webmaster@state.il.us


 Illinois Web Accessibility Others:

State of Illinois Web Site Accessibility

http://www.illinois.gov/iwas/accessibility.cfm








Indiana (printable version)

General Information for Indiana


State Website:    http://www.in.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.in.gov/iot/

Chief Information Officer:   
Gerry Weaver
Chief Information Officer
Indiana Office of Technology
100 N. Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-3172
Fax: (317) 234-0917
Email:

State Procurement Officer:   
Rob Wynkoop
Deputy Commissioner
Division of Procurement
Department of Administration
402 W Washington St IGCS Rm W479
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 234-3185
Fax: (317) 232-7312
Email: rwynkoop@idoa.in.gov

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Indiana Application Development Accessibility


 Indiana Application Development Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: IC 4-13.1-2: Chapter 2. Office of Technology; IC 4-13.1-3: Chapter 3. Accessibility Standards

http://www.ai.org/legislative/ic/code/title4/ar13.1/ch2.html

IN ST 4-13.1-2-1 establishes that the Office of Technology will "[e]stablish the standards for the technology infrastructure of the state." IN ST 4-13.1-3-1 states that: "The office shall appoint a group to develop standards that are compatible with principles and goals contained in the electronic and information technology accessibility standards adopted by the architectural and transportation barriers compliance board under Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended..."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2005

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: "[T]he executive, legislative, judicial, and administrative branches of state and local government."
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Indiana Application Development Accessibility Policies:

Indiana Office of Technology (IOT) Information Technology Policy (ITP) 02-1

http://www.in.gov/iot/files/AssistiveTechnologyStandards.pdf

Codifies the ITOC's adoption of Section 508 Standards for accessibility to information technology.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2005

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Indiana Procurement Accessibility


 Indiana Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: IC 4-13.1-2: Chapter 2. Office of Technology; IC 4-13.1-3: Chapter 3. Accessibility Standards

http://www.ai.org/legislative/ic/code/title4/ar13.1/ch2.html

IN ST 4-13.1-2-1 establishes that the Office of Technology will "[e]stablish the standards for the technology infrastructure of the state." IN ST 4-13.1-3-1 states that: "The office shall appoint a group to develop standards that are compatible with principles and goals contained in the electronic and information technology accessibility standards adopted by the architectural and transportation barriers compliance board under Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended..."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2005

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: "[T]he executive, legislative, judicial, and administrative branches of state and local government."
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Indiana Procurement Accessibility Policies:

Indiana Office of Technology (IOT) Information Technology Policy (ITP) 02-1

http://www.in.gov/iot/files/AssistiveTechnologyStandards.pdf

Codifies the ITOC's adoption of Section 508 Standards for accessibility to information technology.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2005

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Indiana Web Accessibility


 Indiana Web Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: IC 4-13.1-2: Chapter 2. Office of Technology; IC 4-13.1-3: Chapter 3. Accessibility Standards

http://www.ai.org/legislative/ic/code/title4/ar13.1/ch2.html

IN ST 4-13.1-2-1 establishes that the Office of Technology will "[e]stablish the standards for the technology infrastructure of the state." IN ST 4-13.1-3-1 states that: "The office shall appoint a group to develop standards that are compatible with principles and goals contained in the electronic and information technology accessibility standards adopted by the architectural and transportation barriers compliance board under Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended..."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2005

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: "[T]he executive, legislative, judicial, and administrative branches of state and local government."
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Indiana Web Accessibility Policies:

Indiana Office of Technology (IOT) Information Technology Policy (ITP) 02-1

http://www.in.gov/iot/files/AssistiveTechnologyStandards.pdf

Codifies the ITOC's adoption of Section 508 Standards for accessibility to information technology.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2005

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






accessIndiana Accessibility Policy

http://www.in.gov/core/accessibility.htm

"Indiana is committed to the inclusion and universal access in all of its services and programs. We pledge to develop and maintain accessIndiana Web pages and services so that they are accessible to persons with all types of abilities."


Scope of Applicability:
  • Unclear
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Indiana Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Indiana's Section 508 Web Accessibility: Coding Solutions and Requirements

http://www.in.gov/webmasters/accessibility/coding_solutions_2-3-03.html

Provides the requirements and coding solutions for complying with the accessibility guidelines of Section 508.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-31-2003





Iowa (printable version)

General Information for Iowa


State Website:    http://www.iowa.gov/
State IT Website: http://das.ite.iowa.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
Lorrie Tritch
Interim Chief Operating Officer
Department of Administrative Services
Phone: (515) 242-5898
Fax: (515) 281-6137
Email: Lorrie.Tritch@iowa.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Debbie O'Leary
Division Administrator
DAS Procurement Services
1305 E Walnut Level A
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 281-8384
Fax: (515) 242-5974
Email: debbie.oleary@iowa.gov

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Iowa Web Accessibility


 Iowa Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Accessibility Statement

http://www.iowa.gov/pages/accessibility

Although not required by law, the Information Technology Department (ITD) seeks to bring State of Iowa Web-sites into basic compliance with Section 508 code.


Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: State web sites
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Standard S-009-001, Recommended guidelines for web page design and development

http://das.ite.iowa.gov/standards/enterprise_it/09_internet.html

Recommended guidelines for web page design and development. Refers users to Iowa Department for Blind Website, which contains specific guidelines for web site design (http://www.blind.state.ia.us/access/access-tips.htm)

Date of Most Recent Revision: 12-21-1998

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







Kansas (printable version)

General Information for Kansas


State Website:    http://www.kansas.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.da.ks.gov/kito/

Chief Information Officer:   
Joe Hennes
Chief Information Technology Officer
Department of Administration
900 SW Jackson Street, Room 751S
Landon State Office Building
Topeka, KS 66612-1275
Phone: (785) 296-3463
Fax: (785) 296-1168
Email:

State Procurement Officer:   
Chris Howe
Director of Purchases
Department of Administration
Division of Purchases
900 SW Jackson Rm 102N
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-2374
Fax: (785) 296-7240
Email: chris.howe@da.ks.gov

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Kansas Web Accessibility


 Kansas Web Accessibility Policies:

Information Technology Policy 1210, Revision 2 - State of Kansas Web Accessibility Requirements

http://www.da.ks.gov/itec/documents/itecitpolicy1210.htm

States that "[a]ll Entity websites, web services, and web applications shall be accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities in accordance with federal and state law." Providing that "[a]ll Entity websites, web services, and web applications must, at a minimum, comply with W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Level A and AA Success Criteria" and "Section 508 Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards, Web-based intranet and internet information and applications (36 CFR ? 1194.22)."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 4-23-2009

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • Other: All "branches, boards, commissions, divisions, departments and agencies of the state, herein referred to as Entities"
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: no


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: specified

Information Technology Policy 1210, 7.5 states that "Unresolved issues or complaints regarding the accessibility of Entity websites, web services or web applications should be brought to the attention of the KPAT."

Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Rick Miller, IRM/State GIS Director, (785) 296.2771, rick.miller@state.ks.us


 Kansas Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Guidance for Web Developers

http://www.da.ks.gov/kpat/resources/1210guidance.htm

Provides a list of best practices to apply to the web site as a whole, and a listing of resources to assist developers to become compliant with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 4-23-2009

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: All state entities bound by Kansas Information Technology Policy 1210, Revision 2
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Cole Robinson, (785) 291-3016, cole.robison@da.ks.gov


 Kansas Web Accessibility Executive Orders:

Executive Order 08-12 Establish the Kansas Partnership for Accessible Technology

http://governor.ks.gov/issues-a-initiatives/executive-orders/290-12222008-executive-order-08-12-establish-the-kansas-partnership-for-accessible-technology

Establishes the Kansas Partnership for Accessible Technology (KPAT)to "address web and information technology accessibility issues and provide policy, standards, guidelines, or procedural recommendations to the Information Technology Executive Council" and "coordinate, review, and provide recommendations on programs for enterprise wide assessment and monitoring of accessibility compliance."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 12-22-2008

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: "The Partnership shall develop and provide information, training, support, and resources on web and information technology accessibility to agency web and information technology implementers and other stakeholders."
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: no


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







Kentucky (printable version)

General Information for Kentucky


State Website:    http://kentucky.gov/
State IT Website: http://technology.ky.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
Phil Baughn
Commissioner & Chief Information Officer
Finance and Administration Cabinet
Phone: (502) 564-1201
Fax: (502) 564-6856
Email: phil.baughn@ky.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Donald Speer
Executive Director
Finance and Administration Cabinet
Office of Procurement Services
702 Capitol Annex Rm 096
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-4510
Fax: (502) 564-7209
Email: don.speer@ky.gov

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Kentucky Procurement Accessibility


 Kentucky Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: K.R.S. § 61.980, 61.982, 61.984, 61.986, 61.988, Kentucky Accessible Information Technology Statute

http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/KRS/061-00/980.PDF

K.R.S. § 61.980 provides definitions used in the statutes.

K.R.S. § 61.982 provides that information technology equipment and software used by employees, program participants, or members of the general public "[p]rovide individuals with disabilities, including blind or visually impaired, or deaf or hard of hearing, with access, including, but not limited to interactive use of equipment and services, that is equivalent to the access provided individuals who are not disabled, blind or visually impaired, or deaf or hard of hearing; [and] are designed to present information, including, but not limited to, prompts used for interactive communication in formats intended for both visual and nonvisual use." In addition, requires information technology be purchased under contract that contains the technology access clause, which is described in K.R.S. § 61.984.

K.R.S. § 61.986 provides for exclusion of the technology access clause in certain instances.

K.R.S. § 61.988 provides the remedy of a civil action for injunctive relief for any violation of the statute.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-14-2000

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • State Authorities
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Local School Districts
  • Other: "Covered entity" is defined by the statute as "the state or any state-assisted organization." A "state-assisted organization" is defined by the statute as "a college, university, nonprofit organization, person, political subdivision, school system, or other entity supported in whole or in part by state funds."
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: specified

Any person injured by a violation of KRS 61.980 to 61.988 may bring an action for injunctive relief in the Circuit Court of the county in which the person resides or in which the covered entity is located. (KRS 61.988)

Sanction Provisions: specified

Injunctive Relief

State Point of Contact: Not Specified



Kentucky Web Accessibility


 Kentucky Web Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: K.R.S. § 61.980, 61.982, 61.988, Kentucky Accessible Information Technology Statute

http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/KRS/061-00/980.PDF

K.R.S. § 61.980 and 61.982, 61.988 Kentucky Accessible Information Technology Statute (K.R.S. § 61.980 http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/KRS/061-00/980.PDF) (K.R.S. § 61.982 http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/KRS/061-00/982.PDF) (K.R.S. § 61.988 http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/KRS/061-00/988.PDF). K.R.S. § 61.980: Provides definitions used in the statutes. K.R.S. § 61.982: States that information technology equipment and software used by employees, program participants, or members of the general public must "[p]rovide individuals with disabilities, including blind or visually impaired, or deaf or hard of hearing, with access, including, but not limited to interactive use of equipment and services, that is equivalent to the access provided individuals who are not disabled, blind or visually impaired, or deaf or hard of hearing; [and] are designed to present information, including, but not limited to, prompts used for interactive communication in formats intended for both visual and nonvisual use." K.R.S. § 61.988: Provides for a remedy of a civil action for injunctive relief for any violation of the statute.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-14-2000

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • State Authorities
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Local School Districts
  • Other: "Covered entity" is defined by the statute as "the state or any state-assisted organization." A "state-assisted organization" is defined by the statute as "a college, university, nonprofit organization, person, political subdivision, school system, or other entity supported in whole or in part by state funds."
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: specified

Any person injured by a violation of KRS 61.980 to 61.988 may bring an action for injunctive relief in the Circuit Court of the county in which the person resides or in which the covered entity is located. (KRS 61.988)

Sanction Provisions: specified

Injunctive Relief

State Point of Contact: Not Specified


 Kentucky Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Commonwealth of Kentucky IT Enterprise Standards 7020 Internet/World Wide Web Design and Publishing

http://gotsource.ky.gov/dscgi/ds.py/Get/File-9402/7020_World_Wide_Web_Design_and_Publishing.doc

The Standards work in conjunction with the statutes to require accessibility of all new, revised, or redesigned web pages.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-10-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • State Authorities
  • Other: "These standards and guidelines apply to each Commonwealth of Kentucky entity publishing on the Internet in the course of its business and utilizing state resources, as well as to other entities specifically granted permission to use these facilities by the Commonwealth. An 'entity' is defined as a cabinet, agency, authority, board, commission, council, department, office, division, program, etc."
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: yes
Governor's Office of Technology will test web sites. Also recommends use of BOBBY, InFocus, and Page Screamer

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Not Specified



Enterprise Standard 7025 (DRAFT) - Accessibility for Internet/World Wide Web Design and Publishing

https://gotsource.ky.gov/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-36578/Accessibility7025_Draft_20040415.pdf

"The Accessibility Standard has been separated from the Design Standard and is currently in Draft status." "The Accessibility Standard for the Executive Branch is still to meet Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Priority Level 2 of the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, implemented in May of 2002. The purpose of the rewrite of the Accessibility Standard is to separate it from the 7020 Design Standard and to clarify misperceptions of the Accessibility Standard."






Louisiana (printable version)

General Information for Louisiana


State Website:    http://www.louisiana.gov/
State IT Website: http://doa.louisiana.gov/oit/

Chief Information Officer:   
Edward Driesse
Chief Information Officer
Division of Administration
Phone: (225) 342-7105
Fax: (225) 219-4994
Email: CIO@la.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Denise Lea
Director
Office of State Purchasing & Travel
1201 N 3rd St Ste 2-160
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 342-8057
Fax: (225) 342-8688
Email: denise.lea@la.gov

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Louisiana Procurement Accessibility


 Louisiana Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: LA RS 39:302

http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=96331

"To the extent possible, and except as constrained by its appropriation for technology purchases, a state agency shall take reasonable steps relative to procurement to ensure that state employees who are disabled have access to data processing equipment, related services, and software that has been adapted in a manner to enable such technology to be used by such disabled state employees to the extent necessary to perform job-related duties."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Louisiana Web Accessibility


 Louisiana Web Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: LA R.S. 39:301, 39:302

http://www.legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=96330

LA R.S. 39:301: Establishes the Advisory Council for Technology Access by Individuals with Disabilities.

LA R.S. 39:302 states that: "To the extent possible, and except as constrained by its appropriation for technology purchases, a state agency shall take reasonable steps relative to procurement to ensure that state employees who are disabled have access to data processing equipment, related services, and software that has been adapted in a manner to enable such technology to be used by such disabled state employees to the extent necessary to perform job-related duties."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Louisiana Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Overview of Web Accessibility

http://louisiana.gov/Government/Policies/#access

"The Office of Information Technology (OIT)encourages State of Louisiana Web sites to achieve basic compliance with Web Standards, Section 508 code, and general principles of usability and web accessibility." Provides information to web designers and webmasters to enable them to comply with Section 508.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-25-2007

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: State of Louisiana web sites
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: no
No requirement, but the guidelines recommend several "design and validation resources."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Other: Office of Information Technology and Advisory Council for Technology (public database access)
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Neal Underwood, Director
P.O. Box 94095
Baton Rouge, LA70804-9095
Phone: (225) 219-4025
Fax: (225) 219-4027




Maine (printable version)

General Information for Maine


State Website:    http://www.maine.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.maine.gov/oit/

Chief Information Officer:   
Dick Thompson
Chief Information Officer
Department of Administrative & Financial Services
Phone: (207) 624-7568
Fax: (207) 287-5623
Email: Richard.B.Thompson@maine.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Betty Lamoreau
Director
Burton M Cross Bldg Fl 4
9 State House Station
111 Sewall St
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 624-7331
Fax: (207) 287-6578
Email: Betty.M.Lamoreau@maine.gov

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Maine Application Development Accessibility


 Maine Application Development Accessibility Policies:

Resolution Regarding ADA Compliance (1/13/98)--Information Services Policy Board

http://www.maine.gov/oit/oitpolicies/adaresolve.htm

Requires all state agency systems comply with the Computer Application Program Accessibility Standards.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-13-1998



 Maine Application Development Accessibility Guidelines:

Computer Application Program Accessibility Standard (9/18/03)

http://www.state.me.us/cio/accessibility/software_policy.htm

Provides standards to "ensure that the needs of state employees and citizens of the State of Maine with disabilities are met through reasonable accommodation in the IT products and services of the state. IT products and services include data, voice, and video technologies."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 9-18-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • Other: Vendors for the State and all state government request for proposals which require application development, software licenses or enhancements
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: yes
Testing Methodology implemented by State Accessibility Committee of Information Services Managers' Group; reports to Information Services Policy Board; Testing Methodology Pilot http://www.state.me.us/cio/accessibility/software_development.html.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Other Centralized Monitoring: State Accessibility Committee of Information Services Managers' Group. Committee reports to Information Services Policy Board
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Maine Procurement Accessibility


 Maine Procurement Accessibility Guidelines:

Computer Application Program Accessibility Standard (9/18/03)

http://www.state.me.us/cio/accessibility/software_policy.htm

"The purpose of this standard is to ensure that the needs of state employees and citizens of the State of Maine with disabilities are met through reasonable accommodation in the IT products and services of the state. IT products and services include data, voice, and video technologies."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 9-18-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • Other: Vendors for the State and All state government request for proposals which require application development, software licenses or enhancements
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Other Centralized Monitoring: State Accessibility Committee appointed by Information Services Managers' Group. Committee reports to Information Services Policy Board
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Chief Information Officer or Division of Purchases


 Maine Procurement Accessibility Others:

Accessibility Language for State Contracts (Department of Purchases)

http://www.maine.gov/oit/accessibility/purchasing_memo.htm

Requires that the text of the Computer Application Program Accessibility Standard, Maine State Web Standards, and Web Accessibility Policy of the State of Maine "be included in all request for proposals (RFPs) which require web development, application development, software licenses or enhancements. The standards must also be used in all sole source or renewal contracts for similar services."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-6-2005

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Maine Web Accessibility


 Maine Web Accessibility Policies:

Accessibility Guidelines & Policy (09-18-03)

http://www.maine.gov/oit/accessibility/policy/webpolicy.htm

It is "the policy of the State of Maine that information and services on Maine State Government web sites are designed to be accessible to people with disabilities." The Policy provides standards to ensure the accessibility of Maine State Government web sites for people with disabilities. "These standards are intended for use by all web authors, developers, and content contributors creating or maintaining web pages for the State."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 9-18-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • Other: Standards are intended for use by all web authors, developers, and content contributors creating or maintaining web pages for the State
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: yes
Agencies required to have formal process for testing and evaluation controlled by Agency management.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: specified

Link on each agency website; Email to CIO webmaster, judy.a.beloff@state.me.us

Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Paul Sandlin, paul.sandlin@maine.gov, (207) 624-9427


 Maine Web Accessibility Others:

Accessibility and Disability Resources

http://www.maine.gov/oit/accessibility/resources.htm







Accessibility in Information Technology

http://www.state.me.us/CIO/accessibility/








Maryland (printable version)

General Information for Maryland


State Website:    http://www.maryland.gov/
State IT Website: http://doit.maryland.gov/pages/default.aspx

Chief Information Officer:   
Elliot Schlanger
Secretary & State Chief of Information Technology
Department of Information Technology
45 Calvert St.
Annapolis, MD 21401 - 1907
Phone: (410) 260-2994
Fax: (410) 974-5615
Email: eschlanger@doit.state.md.us

State Procurement Officer:   
Michael Haifley
Director of Procurement
Department of General Services
301 W Preston St
State Office Bldg Rm M-10
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 767-4429
Fax: (410) 333-5164
Email: michael.haifley@dgs.state.md.us

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Maryland Application Development Accessibility


 Maryland Application Development Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: Education (ged) 7-901 , 7-910 , 8-408

http://mlis.state.md.us/asp/web_statutes.asp

Requires that technology-based instructional products procured or developed for the Maryland public school system meet the technical standards for E&IT issued under Section 508. Does not apply to teacher developed intructional materials until FY 2005.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-1-2002




Legislative Code: MD Code, State Finance and Procurement, § 3-402

http://www.mlis.state.md.us/cgi-win/web_statutes.exe

After linking to the website for the statutes, expand the menu for "Enter Article." Click on "State Finance and Procurement - (gsf)." Click on the button "Submit Query." On the next screen, select the desired statute from the "Enter Selection" menu.

§ 3-402: Provides definitions for the statute.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-1-2002

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Legislative Code: MD Code, State Finance and Procurement, § 3-410(d)(1)(4)(5)

http://www.mlis.state.md.us/cgi-win/web_statutes.exe

After linking to the website for the statutes, expand the menu for "Enter Article." Click on "State Finance and Procurement - (gsf)." Click on the button "Submit Query." On the next screen, select the desired statute from the "Enter Selection" menu.

§ 3-410: Charges the Chief of Information Technology with developing a state-wide master technology plan that, among other things, will "include standards to assure non-visual access to the information and services made available to the public over the Internet" and requires the adoption of regulations that will enforce non-visual access standards in procurements of technology made by the state.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2000

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Maryland Application Development Accessibility Others:

Maryland Technology Assistance Program

http://www.mdtap.org/

Establishes a statewide, consumer responsive system for the delivery of technology related assistance to individuals with disabilities, under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998.





Maryland Procurement Accessibility


 Maryland Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: Education (ged) 7-901 , 7-910 , 8-408

http://www.mlis.state.md.us/cgi-win/web_statutes.exe

Requires that technology-based instructional products procured or developed for the Maryland public school system meet the technical standards for E&IT issued under Section 508. Does not apply to teacher developed intructional materials until FY 2005.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-1-2002




Legislative Code: MD Code, State Finance and Procurement, § 3-402

http://www.mlis.state.md.us/cgi-win/web_statutes.exe

After linking to the website for the statutes, expand the menu for "Enter Article." Click on "State Finance and Procurement - (gsf)." Click on the button "Submit Query." On the next screen, select the desired statute from the "Enter Selection" menu.

§ 3-402: Provides definitions for the statute.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-1-2002

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Legislative Code: MD Code, State Finance and Procurement, § 3-402, 3-410(5), 3-412

http://www.mlis.state.md.us/cgi-win/web_statutes.exe

After linking to the website for the statutes, expand the menu for "Enter Article." Click on "State Finance and Procurement - (gsf)." Click on the button "Submit Query." On the next screen, select the desired statute from the "Enter Selection" menu.

§ 3-402: Provides definitions for the statute.

§ 3-410: Charges the Chief of Information Technology with developing a state-wide master technology plan that, among other things, will "include standards to assure non-visual access to the information and services made available to the public over the Internet" and requires the adoption of regulations that will enforce non-visual access standards in procurements of technology made by the state.

§ 3-412: Requires the development and implementation of a technology access clause for use in all contracts for procurement of information technology by the state.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2000

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Legislative Code: State Finance and Procurement (gsf) 3-402 , 3-412 , 13-218

http://www.mlis.state.md.us/cgi-win/web_statutes.exe

Requires development of a clause regarding nonvisual access to information technology to be included in State procurement contracts.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-1-1998



 Maryland Procurement Accessibility Others:

Maryland Technology Assistance Program

http://www.mdtap.org/

Establishes a statewide, consumer responsive system for the delivery of technology related assistance to individuals with disabilities, under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998.





Maryland Web Accessibility


 Maryland Web Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: MD Code, State Finance and Procurement, § 3-402

http://www.mlis.state.md.us/cgi-win/web_statutes.exe

After linking to the website for the statutes, expand the menu for "Enter Article." Click on "State Finance and Procurement - (gsf)." Click on the button "Submit Query." On the next screen, select the desired statute from the "Enter Selection" menu.

§ 3-402: Provides definitions for the statute.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-1-2002

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Legislative Code: MD Code, State Finance and Procurement, § 3-410(d)(1)(4)(5)

http://www.mlis.state.md.us/cgi-win/web_statutes.exe

After linking to the website for the statutes, expand the menu for "Enter Article." Click on "State Finance and Procurement - (gsf)." Click on the button "Submit Query." On the next screen, select the desired statute from the "Enter Selection" menu.

§ 3-410: Charges the Chief of Information Technology with developing a state-wide master technology plan that, among other things, will "include standards to assure non-visual access to the information and services made available to the public over the Internet" and requires the adoption of regulations that will enforce non-visual access standards in procurements of technology made by the state.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2000

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Maryland Web Accessibility Others:

Maryland Technology Assistance Program

http://www.mdtap.org/

Establishes a statewide, consumer responsive system for the delivery of technology related assistance to individuals with disabilities, under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998.






Massachusetts (printable version)

General Information for Massachusetts


State Website:    http://www.mass.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.mass.gov/portal/site/massgovportal/menuitem.9b834fe2637831c14db4a11030468a0c/?pageID=itdhomepage&L=1&L0=Home&sid=Aitd

Chief Information Officer:   
Anne Margulies
Assistant Secretary for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer
Executive Office for Administration and Finance
Phone: (617) 626-4448
Fax: (617) 626-4459
Email: anne.margulies@state.ma.us

State Procurement Officer:   
Ellen Phillips
Deputy State Purchasing Agent
Operational Services Division
One Ashburton Pl Rm 1017
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 720-3330
Fax: (617) 727-6123
Email: ellen.phillips@state.ma.us

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Massachusetts Procurement Accessibility


 Massachusetts Procurement Accessibility Policies:

Mandatory Contract Language for Executive Department Solicitations related to the Acquisition of Information Technology Systems

http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=afterminal&L=6&L0=Home&L1=Research+%26+Technology&L2=IT+Policies%2c+Standards+%26+Guidance&L3=Technical+Guidance&L4=Accessibility+Guidance&L5=IT+Acquisition+Accessibility+Compliance+Program&sid=Eoaf&b=terminalcontent&f=itd_guidance_accessibility_it_solutions_contract_lang&csid=Eoaf

Sets mandatory language for "all information technology solutions for new systems or major upgrades to systems that are procured by Executive Departments on or after February 17, 2009 under (1) Requests for Quotes issued by Executive Department agencies under statewide contract IT33 for the services of Technical Specialists, Solutions Providers, or Business Process Reengineering Vendors and (2) Requests for issued by Executive Department agencies that have received permission from the Operational Services Division to do so."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 2-19-2009

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 1

Validation/Testing Required: yes
"[Vendor] shall ensure that all deliverables that shall be used by end users delivered under this agreement adhere to the ITD Enterprise Information Technology Accessibility Standards (the ?ITD Standards?) issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts? Information Technology Division (?ITD?). For purposes of this Agreement, [Vendor] must test against the ITD Standards and the Supplemental Web Accessibility Testing Criteria Version 1.0, both of which are posted by ITD at www.mass.gov/itd."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Massachusetts Procurement Accessibility Guidelines:

Supplemental Web Accessibility Testing Criteria 1.0

http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=afterminal&L=6&L0=Home&L1=Research+%26+Technology&L2=IT+Policies%2c+Standards+%26+Guidance&L3=Technical+Guidance&L4=Accessibility+Guidance&L5=IT+Acquisition+Accessibility+Compliance+Program&sid=Eoaf&b=terminalcontent&f=itd_guidance_accessibility_supp_testing_criteria_1dot0&csid=Eoaf

Provides addtional testing criteria for vendors beyond the ITD Standards as specified in the Mandatory Contract Language for Executive Department Solicitations (Section I).

Date of Most Recent Revision: 2-17-2009

Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: specified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Massachusetts Procurement Accessibility Executive Orders:

Executive Order No. 348

http://www.lawlib.state.ma.us/source/mass/eo/eotext/EO348.txt

Executive Order No. 348 requires that the "Department of Procurement and General Services and all other purchasing divisions shall develop procurement policies" to ensure the procurement of accessible electronic and information technology.


Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Other: The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing serves as the Administering Agency
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Massachusetts Web Accessibility


 Massachusetts Web Accessibility Guidelines:

State Agency Website Guidelines

http://www.mass.gov/itd/webaccessibility

Provides guidelines for general website development.





Web Accessibility Standards, Version 2.0 (1/20/05)

http://www.mass.gov/Eoaf/docs/itd/policies_standards/web-access-std.pdf

The Web Accessibility Standards provide minimum guidelines that agencies must follow in order to ensure accessibility of all state web sites.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-20-2005

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
Provides a list of Web Accessibility Organizations

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Massachusetts Web Accessibility Others:

Web Accessibility Statement

http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=mg2utilities&L=1&sid=massgov2&U=utility_policy_accessibility

Provides information on accessibility standards in place for the state web portal, Mass.Gov, and provides information on how to contact the state in regard to any content found to be inaccessible.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 0-0-2006

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: Mass.Gov, the state web portal.
Validation/Testing Required: unclear
"The Mass.Gov web site is regularly tested using leading web accessibility technologies and reviewed by users to verify that this web site is compliant with applicable standards."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: specified

"If any file format prevents you from accessing the information, please contact us for assistance. In order to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please note the nature of your accessibility concern, the format in which you prefer to receive the material, the web page address of the requested material, and the best way to contact you."

Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: 1-866-888-2808, Mass.Gov@state.ma.us




Michigan (printable version)

General Information for Michigan


State Website:    http://www.michigan.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.michigan.gov/dit/

Chief Information Officer:   
Kenneth Theis
Director & Chief Information Officer
Department of Information Technology
George W. Romney Building, 8th Floor
111 South Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: (517) 241-5150
Fax: (517) 373-8213
Email: Theisk2@michigan.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Sergio Paneque
Chief Procurement Officer & Senior Deputy Director
Purchasing Operations
Department of Management and Budget
530 W Allegan
Lansing, MI 48913
Phone: (514) 373-0300
Fax: (517) 335-0046
Email: paneques@michigan.gov

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Michigan Web Accessibility


 Michigan Web Accessibility Policies:

Michigan Accessibility Policy

http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,1607,7-192-26913-2090--,00.html

Michigan recognizes the importance of making its digital government services available to the largest possible audience and has attempted to design the Michigan.gov Web site to be accessible by everyone.


Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: Michigan.gov web site
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 1

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
States that testing will continue.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Michigan Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Look and Feel Standards for e-Government Applications, v4.0

http://www.michigan.gov/somlookandfeelstandards

States that Michigan requires "all web site content and applications" to comply with Section 508 and W3C Priority 1 checkpoints.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 11-24-2009

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: "e-government websites operating within the State of Michigan." All web sites produced and maintained by and for the State of Michigan for the purpose of conducting official state business over the World Wide Web or Internet. "This includes internal or external facing sites, intended for consumer, business or other government on-line service audiences."
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: no
Testing is "highly recommended" and several sites are given for testing serviced (e.g., Bobby, HiSoftware).

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







Minnesota (printable version)

General Information for Minnesota


State Website:    http://www.state.mn.us/
State IT Website: http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/home.do?agency=OETweb

Chief Information Officer:   
Gopal Khanna
State Chief Information Officer
Office of Enterprise Technology
450 Centennial Office Building
658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 556-8007
Fax: (651) 215-3877
Email: Gopal.Khanna@state.mn.us

State Procurement Officer:   
Kent Allin
Director
Department of Administration
Materials Management Division
50 Sherburne Ave Ste 112
St Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 201-2400
Fax: (651) 297-3996
Email: kent.allin@state.mn.us

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Minnesota Procurement Accessibility


 Minnesota Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: CHAPTER 131--H.F.No. 1744

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/laws/?id=131&doctype=Chapter&type=0&year=2009

"Requires adoption of technology access standards for state information technology services and equipment. Establishes an advisory committee for state technology standards for accessibility and usability. Appropriates money from the telecommunications access Minnesota fund for several purposes related to accessibility and usability."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2009

Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Legislative Code: Minnesota Statutes (2002) Chapter 16C.145 Procurement Requirements

http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/stats/16C/145.html

Requires Commissioner to "develop non-visual technology access standards" and requires that such standards must be "included in all contracts for the procurement of information technology." The statute sets forth minimum specifications for the non-visual access standards.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 4-7-1998

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Other: Political Subdivisions; Applies to all state websites accessible by public, all webmasters and designers
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Minnesota Web Accessibility


 Minnesota Web Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: CHAPTER 131--H.F.No. 1744

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/laws/?id=131&doctype=Chapter&type=0&year=2009

Law "requires the state to adopt Section 508 standards and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) to develop and maintain accessible statewide information and telecommunications technology systems and services."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2009

Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Legislative Code: Minnesota Statutes (2002) Chapter 16C.145 Procurement Requirements

http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/stats/16C/145.html

Requires Commissioner to "develop nonvisual technology access standards" and requires that such standards must be "included in all contracts for the procurement of information technology." The statute sets forth minimum specifications for the nonvisual access standards.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 4-7-1998

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Other: All Political Subdivisions
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Legislative Code: Minnesota Statutes (2005) Chapter 248.62 Blind; Education; and Rehabilitation - Duties of Commissioner

http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/data/revisor/statutes/2005/248/062.html

"The commissioner must enter into agreements with qualified entities to provide an accessible electronic information service for eligible individuals. This service must be planned for continuation from year to year." Per 248.01: "'Accessible electronic information service' means news and other timely information, including newspapers, provided to eligible individuals from a service center, using high-speed computers and telecommunications technology for acquisition of content and rapid distribution in a form appropriate for use by those individuals." "'Commissioner" means the commissioner of employment and economic development"

Date of Most Recent Revision: 5-26-2005
End Date: 6-30-2010

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: commissioner of employment and economic development
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Minnesota Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Minnesota Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Guidelines: Version 1

http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/common/content/include/contentitem.jsp?contentid=536880882

Provides "guidance that will assist Minnesota State Agencies to create, develop and maintain web sites that serve the largest possible audience." Web sites developed according to the guidelines will be compliant with Title II of the ADA, Section 508 and the Minnesota Statute.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-13-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • Other: Applies to all state websites accessible by public, all webmasters and designers
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
State Agencies and agency contractors urged to evaluate on a continual basis.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







Mississippi (printable version)

General Information for Mississippi


State Website:    http://www.ms.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.its.ms.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
David Litchliter
Chief Information Officer
Department of Information Technology Services
Phone: (601) 359-1395
Fax: (601) 354-6016
Email: david.litchliter@its.ms.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Gina Davis
Director
Office of Purchasing, Travel and Fleet Management
Department of Finance and Administration
501 N West St Ste 701A
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: (601) 359-2007
Fax: (601) 359-3910
Email: marting@dfa.state.ms.us

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    Website


Mississippi Web Accessibility


 Mississippi Web Accessibility Policies:

Accessibility Policy

http://www.mississippi.gov/access_policy.jsp

Provides guarantee of accessibility of mississippi.gov website, but does not guarantee the accessibility of all sites reached through the use of mississippi.gov


Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: Mississippi.gov website
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: MS Dept. of Information Technology Services, (866) 671-3468


 Mississippi Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Web Site Accessibility Overview and Guidelines, First Edition

http://www.its.ms.gov/docs/its_web_accessibility_guidelines.pdf

Provides guidance on accessible website development and includes an accessibility checklist based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines of the W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative. Requires that "all state web sites developed by the ITS development team...meet the checkpoints on the ITS Web Page Accessibility Checklist."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-3-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: "all state web sites developed by the ITS development team shall meet the checkpoints on the ITS Web Page Accessibility Checklist and encourages other state agencies or entities do likewise for their own web sites."
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: yes
"Each ITS developed web page/site will undergo a series of checklists and tests to provide appropriate quality assurance. The checklist, ITS Web Page Accessibility Checklist (found in Addendum A), will be completed for each web page created by ITS. In addition, extensive testing of various browsers and operating systems will be conducted...Each site will also be run through LIFT, a web site accessibility validation tool, in order to maintain accessible web sites."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Other Centralized Monitoring: Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







Missouri (printable version)

General Information for Missouri


State Website:    http://www.mo.gov/
State IT Website: http://oa.mo.gov/itsd/

Chief Information Officer:   
Douglas Young
Chief Information Officer
Office of Administration
Phone: (573) 526-7746
Fax: (573) 526-7747
Email: Doug.Young@oa.mo.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Jim Miluski
Director
Division of Purchasing & Materials Management
Department of Administration
PO Box 809
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-3273
Fax: (573) 526-9815
Email: jim.miluski@oa.mo.gov

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Missouri Application Development Accessibility


 Missouri Application Development Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: V.A.M.S. 191.863 Accessibility of Information Technology for Individuals with Disabilities

http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C100-199/1910000863.HTM

Requires each state department or agency to ensure that information technology is accessible to people with disability. In addition, the statute requires 1) that the Council work with the Office of Information Technology to ensure compliance with Section 508 standards; 2) that the Council and the Office of Information Technology adopt accessibility standards and procedures for the review and evaluation of information technology for accessibility; 3) that the Council and the Office of Information Technology provide training and technical assistance for state agencies, and established complaint procedures; 4) that the Council and the Office of Information Technology involve individuals with disabilities in accessibility reviews.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 8-28-2002

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Other: Any department, office, board, bureau, commission, or other unit of the executive, legislative or judicial branch of State government, including public four-year and two-year colleges and universities.
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: specified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Office of Information Technology, (573) 526-7741


 Missouri Application Development Accessibility Guidelines:

Missouri IT Accessibility Standard, Document No. ITGS0003

http://www.oa.mo.gov/itsd/cio/standards/ITGS0003.pdf

"These standards are intended to advise agencies on the procedures necessary to ensure compliance with the provisions of RSMo 191.863 regarding development, procurement, maintenance or use of information technology, or when administering contracts or grants that include the procurement, development, or upgrading of information technology."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 11-7-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: specified

Each agency is required to designate a "person, office, or entity to process complaints and shall make that information publicly available. The complaint process shall minimally include an investigation of the allegation, an attempt to resolve the complaint, and written communication regarding the findings and final decision or disposition of the complaint. . . State departments and agencies are encouraged to establish an internal complaint process that gives divisions and units the opportunity to directly address the complaint first and also provides for a second appeal to another unit independent of the agency in question. Agencies are encouraged to develop and implement complaint processes that voluntarily resolve disputes over accessibility.

Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Office of Information Technology, (573) 526-7741



Missouri Procurement Accessibility


 Missouri Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: V.A.M.S. 191.863 Accessibility of Information Technology for Individuals with Disabilities

http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C100-199/1910000863.HTM

Requires each state department or agency to ensure that information technology is accessible to people with disability. In addition, the statute requires 1) that the Council work with the Office of Information Technology to ensure compliance with Section 508 standards; 2) that the Council and the Office of Information Technology adopt accessibility standards and procedures for the review and evaluation of information technology for accessibility; 3) that the Council and the Office of Information Technology provide training and technical assistance for state agencies, and established complaint procedures; 4) that the Council and the Office of Information Technology involve individuals with disabilities in accessibility reviews.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 8-28-2002

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Other: Any department, office, board, bureau, commission, or other unit of the executive, legislative or judicial branch of State government, including public four-year and two-year colleges and universities.
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: specified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Office of Information Technology, (573) 526-7741


 Missouri Procurement Accessibility Guidelines:

Missouri IT Accessibility Standard, Document No. ITGS0003

http://www.oa.mo.gov/itsd/cio/standards/ITGS0003.pdf

"These standards are intended to advise agencies on the procedures necessary to ensure compliance with the provisions of RSMo 191.863 regarding development, procurement, maintenance or use of information technology, or when administering contracts or grants that include the procurement, development, or upgrading of information technology."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 11-7-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: specified

Each agency is required to designate a "person, office, or entity to process complaints and shall make that information publicly available. The complaint process shall minimally include an investigation of the allegation, an attempt to resolve the complaint, and written communication regarding the findings and final decision or disposition of the complaint. . . State departments and agencies are encouraged to establish an internal complaint process that gives divisions and units the opportunity to directly address the complaint first and also provides for a second appeal to another unit independent of the agency in question. Agencies are encouraged to develop and implement complaint processes that voluntarily resolve disputes over accessibility.

Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Office of Information Technology, (573) 526-7741



Missouri Web Accessibility


 Missouri Web Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: V.A.M.S. 191.863 Accessibility of Information Technology for Individuals with Disabilities

http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C100-199/1910000863.HTM

Requires each state department or agency to ensure that information technology is accessible to people with disability. In addition, the statute requires 1) that the Council work with the Office of Information Technology to ensure compliance with Section 508 standards; 2) that the Council and the Office of Information Technology adopt accessibility standards and procedures for the review and evaluation of information technology for accessibility; 3) that the Council and the Office of Information Technology provide training and technical assistance for state agencies, and established complaint procedures; 4) that the Council and the Office of Information Technology involve individuals with disabilities in accessibility reviews.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 8-28-2002

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Other: Any department, office, board, bureau, commission, or other unit of the executive, legislative or judicial branch of State government, including public four-year and two-year colleges and universities.
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: specified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Office of Information Technology, (573) 526-7741


 Missouri Web Accessibility Guidelines:

DMD Web Guidelines (v.5)

http://dmd.mo.gov/guidelines/

Provides guidelines for digital media development (websites) that "serve as a 'best practices' guide for state agencies to develop effective Web sites for the Missouri State Web"

Date of Most Recent Revision: 5-0-2005

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Validation/Testing Required: no


Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Missouri IT Accessibility Standard, Document No. ITGS0003

http://www.oa.mo.gov/itsd/cio/standards/ITGS0003.pdf

"These standards are intended to advise agencies on the procedures necessary to ensure compliance with the provisions of RSMo 191.863 regarding development, procurement, maintenance or use of information technology, or when administering contracts or grants that include the procurement, development, or upgrading of information technology."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 11-7-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: specified

Missouri IT Accessibility Standard requires each agency to designate a "person, office, or entity to process complaints and shall make that information publically available. The complaint process shall minimally include an investigation of the allegation, an attempt to resolve the complaint, and written communication regarding the findings and final decision or disposition of the complaint. . . State departments and agencies are encouraged to establish an internal complaint process that gives divisions and units the opportunity to directly address the complaint first and also provides for a second appeal to another unit independent of the agency in question. Agencies are encouraged to develop and implement complaint processes that voluntarily resolve disputes over accessibility.

Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Office of Information Technology, (573) 526-7741




Montana (printable version)

General Information for Montana


State Website:    http://mt.gov/
State IT Website: http://itsd.mt.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
Richard Clark
Chief Information Officer
Department of Administration
Phone: (406) 444-2777
Fax: (406) 444-2701
Email: dclark@mt.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Marvin Eicholtz
Administrator
Department of Administration
General Services Division
PO Box 200110
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 444-3119
Fax: (406) 444-3039
Email: meicholtz@mt.gov

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Montana Procurement Accessibility


 Montana Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: MCA § 18-5-601- 605

http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/mca/18/5/18-5-601.htm

MCA § 18-5-601: Findings ? policy.
MCA § 18-5-602: Definitions.
MCA § 18-5-603: Nonvisual access ensured.
MCA § 18-5-604: Procurement requirements.
MCA § 18-5-605: Implementation.

The statutes work as a group and, collectively, they require all contracts for procurement of information technology to contain a Technology Access Clause and establish minimum specifications for the non-visual access standards.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Other: State Boards, Offices, Bureaus, Institutions, or "unit[s] of state government recognized in the state budget."
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Not Specified



Montana Web Accessibility


 Montana Web Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: M.C.A. § 18-5-601

http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/mca/18/5/18-5-601.htm

Establishes the principle that "[i]ndividuals who are blind or visually impaired have the right to full participation in the life of the state, including the use of information technology that is provided by the state for use by employees, program participants, and the public."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Other: State Boards, Offices, Bureaus, Institutions, or "unit[s] of state government recognized in the state budget."
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Not Specified


 Montana Web Accessibility Others:

Web Accessibility

http://www.montana.gov/discover/disclaimer.asp#accessibility








Nebraska (printable version)

General Information for Nebraska


State Website:    http://www.nebraska.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.nitc.state.ne.us/

Chief Information Officer:   
Brenda Decker
Chief Information Officer
Office of the CIO
501 South 14th Street
Lincoln, NE
Phone: (402) 471-3717
Fax: (402) 471-4864
Email: brenda.decker@nebraska.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Brenda Pape
State Procurement Manager
State Purchasing Bureau
301 Centennial Mall S Fl 1
P O Box 94847
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-0970
Fax: (402) 471-2089
Email: brenda.pape@nebraska.gov

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Nebraska Application Development Accessibility


 Nebraska Application Development Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: Neb.Rev.St. § 73-205

http://uniweb.legislature.ne.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=73-205

Requires the creation of a Technology Access Clause for inclusion in all procurement contracts made by state agencies for "the purchase of an automated information system." The Technology Access Clause must require accessibility of information technology.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 4-10-2000

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Nebraska Application Development Accessibility Guidelines:

Nebraska Information Technology Commission, Accessibility Architecture, Accessibility Policy

http://www.nitc.state.ne.us/standards/accessibility/accessibility_standards.pdf

Provides technical guidelines for compliance with the policy, and establishes that compliance will be considered as part of funding and budget reviews for each agency.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-31-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: specified

The NITC intends to incorporate adherence to accessibility policies as part of its evaluation and prioritization of funding requests. The NITC recommends that the Governor and Legislature give due consideration to requests for accessibility improvements during the budget process. Accessibility Policy, p.10




Nebraska Technology Access Standards

http://www.nitc.ne.gov/standards/accessibility/tacfinal.html

Outlines standards that information technology must meet in order to achieve accessibility and to qualify for compliance under Neb.Rev.St. § 73-205.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-1-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: specified

The NITC intends to incorporate adherence to accessibility policies as part of its evaluation and prioritization of funding requests (p.10)



 Nebraska Application Development Accessibility Others:

Nebraska Technology Access Clause: Software Application And Operating Systems

http://www.nitc.state.ne.us/standards/accessibility/accessibilitycheck.pdf







Nebraska Procurement Accessibility


 Nebraska Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: Neb.Rev.St. § 73-205

http://uniweb.legislature.ne.gov/laws/statutes.php?statute=73-205

Requires the creation of a Technology Access Clause for inclusion in all procurement contracts made by state agencies for "the purchase of an automated information system." The Technology Access Clause must require accessibility of information technology.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 4-10-2000

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Nebraska Procurement Accessibility Policies:

Nebraska Information Technology Commission, Accessibility Architecture, Accessibility Policy

http://www.nitc.state.ne.us/standards/accessibility/accessibility_standards.pdf

Provides technical guidelines for compliance with the policy, and establishes that compliance will be considered as part of funding and budget reviews for each agency.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-31-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: specified

The NITC intends to incorporate adherence to accessibility policies as part of its evaluation and prioritization of funding requests. The NITC recommends that the Governor and Legislature give due consideration to requests for accessibility improvements during the budget process. Accessibility Policy, p.10



 Nebraska Procurement Accessibility Guidelines:

Nebraska Technology Access Standards

http://www.nitc.ne.gov/standards/accessibility/tacfinal.html

Outlines standards that information technology must meet in order to achieve accessibility and to qualify for compliance under Neb.Rev.St. § 73-205.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-1-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: specified

The NITC intends to incorporate adherence to accessibility policies as part of its evaluation and prioritization of funding requests (p.10)




Nebraska Web Accessibility


 Nebraska Web Accessibility Policies:

Nebraska Information Technology Commission, Accessibility Architecture, Accessibility Policy

http://www.nitc.state.ne.us/standards/accessibility/accessibility_standards.pdf

Provides technical guidelines for compliance with the policy, and establishes that compliance will be considered as part of funding and budget reviews for each agency.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-31-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: specified

The NITC intends to incorporate adherence to accessibility policies as part of its evaluation and prioritization of funding requests. The NITC recommends that the Governor and Legislature give due consideration to requests for accessibility improvements during the budget process. Accessibility Policy, p.10




Portal Accessibility Policy

http://www.nebraska.gov/accessibilitypolicy.html

"Nebraska.gov makes every effort to ensure accessibility for all users to our site, including compliance with the State of Nebraska's Technology Access Policy as adopted by the Nebraska Information Technology Commission and Section 508 accessibility standards."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 0-0-2010

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: Nebraska.gov
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards



 Nebraska Web Accessibility Others:

Nebraska Technology Access Clause: Web Page Accessibility Questionnaire

http://www.nitc.state.ne.us/standards/accessibility/accessibilitycheck.pdf








Nevada (printable version)

General Information for Nevada


State Website:    http://www.nv.gov/
State IT Website: http://doit.nv.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
David Gustafson
Chief Information Officer
Department of Information Technology
Phone: (775) 684-5849
Fax: (775) 684-5846
Email: dgustafson@doit.nv.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Greg Smith
Administrator
Department of Administration
Purchasing Division
515 E Musser St Ste 300
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: (775) 684-0170
Fax: (775) 684-0188
Email: gmsmith@purchasing.state.nv.us

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Nevada Web Accessibility


 Nevada Web Accessibility Policies:

Nevada State Policy for Internet Website Design and Presentation, Policy Control No. 3.02, Rev. A

http://www.nevadadot.com/webstandard/download/3.02(A)_Policy_WebStyleGuide.pdf

Defines the state policy for Internet web design and presentation and requires accessibility of "all pages within an Executive Branch website."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-30-2002

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • Other: All State internet sites
  • Specific Exemptions: State intranet sites
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 1

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Other: "A website Design Review Team is responsible for reviewing and approving executive branch organization websites prior to their release into production and again at every major revision. This working group reports to the e-government Steering Committee, which is under the umbrella of the Governor's IT Oversight Committee.
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Nevada Web Accessibility Others:

Fundamental Review of State Government Standardization of State Agency Web Site Home Pages

http://ajmenu.state.nv.us/








New Hampshire (printable version)

General Information for New Hampshire


State Website:    http://www.nh.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.nh.gov/doit/internet/

Chief Information Officer:   
Bill Rogers
Commissioner and Chief Information Officer
Phone: (603) 223-5703
Fax:
Email: stanley.rogers@doit.nh.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Robert Stowell
Administrator
Bureau of Purchase and Property
State House Annex Rm 102
25 Capitol St
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3606
Fax: (603) 271-2700
Email: robert.stowell@nh.gov

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New Hampshire Web Accessibility


 New Hampshire Web Accessibility Policies:

Web Site Accessibility Policy v.4

http://www.nh.gov/doit/internet/standards/documents/WebsiteAccessibilityPolicy.pdf

"All New Hampshire State agency Web sites shall comply with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and be consistent in design and navigation with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 11-24-2008

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: yes
"The Web Services Division (WSD) within the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) will regularly monitor all agency Web sites for Section 508 compliance and will send a monitor report to the agency staff member designated as responsible for the incorporation of this policy. It shall be the responsibility of the agency to ensure its web site is in compliance."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: specified

"Employees who do not comply with this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in the Administrative Rules of the Division of Personnel."



 New Hampshire Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Web Site Accessibility Standards v.4

http://www.nh.gov/doit/internet/standards/documents/WebsiteAccessibilityStandard.pdf

Specifies that "[c]onstruction of agency Web pages will conform to Section 508" and provides a specific list of guidelines to which web pages must conform. Also encourages state agencies to use the WCAG v1.0 Priority Checklist.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 11-24-2008

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unclear


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Sanction Provisions: specified

"Employees who do not comply with this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in the Administrative Rules of the Division of Personnel."



 New Hampshire Web Accessibility Others:

Tools

http://www.state.nh.us/wai/tools.html







Tutorials

http://www.state.nh.us/wai/tutorials.html







Web Accessibility Initiative

http://www.nh.gov/wai/index.html

"New Hampshire State Government is committed to making all electronic resources accessible to all users. A key component of the state's e-Government Strategy and Architecture is "universal access." This requires all agencies to provide universally accessible web sites that enable persons with disabilities to access them."


Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
The requirements for validation and testing are not specific, but the Web Accessibility Initiative states that the initiative will include the "[e]stablishment of a monitoring and testing program within the State Library to assist agencies in the development and maintenance of accessible web sites."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Other Centralized Monitoring: "DOIT audits agency web sites for compliance with 508 standards."
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







New Jersey (printable version)

General Information for New Jersey


State Website:    http://www.state.nj.us/
State IT Website: http://www.state.nj.us/it/

Chief Information Officer:   
Adel Ebeid
Chief Technology Officer

Phone: (609) 984-4082
Fax: (609) 633-9100
Email: adel.ebeid@oit.state.nj.us

State Procurement Officer:   
Guy Bocage
Acting Director
Division of Purchase and Property
PO Box 039
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: (609) 292-4886
Fax: (609) 984-2575
Email: guy.bocage@treas.state.nj.us

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New Jersey Web Accessibility


 New Jersey Web Accessibility Policies:

Web Accessibility Policy 07-12-NJOIT

http://www.nj.gov/it/ps/07-12-NJOIT_web_accessibility_policy.pdf

Requires accessibility of websites for people with disabilities and outlines roles and responsibilities of agencies and web developers to achieve compliance and accessibility.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-0-2008

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: yes
"To achieve the objectives of this policy, a State department or agency must be able to demonstrate that it has incorporated all WCAG Priority 1 checkpoints and paragraphs 1194.22 (l), (m), (n), (o), and (p) of Section 508 for new or revised Web documents."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Elizabeth Caldwell, Office of Policy and Planning, 609.633.0429


 New Jersey Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Website Standards & Guidelines Version 5

http://www.state.nj.us/it/ps/guidelines.pdf

Establishes minimum standards and recommendations for web sites, and requires accessibility for people with disabilities.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 0-0-2009

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • Other: All commissions, programs and enterprise web sites
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







New Mexico (printable version)

General Information for New Mexico


State Website:    http://www.newmexico.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.doit.state.nm.us/leadership.html

Chief Information Officer:   
Marlin Mackey
Chief Information Officer

Phone: (505) 476-3070
Fax: (505) 827-2998
Email: marlin.mackey@state.nm.us

State Procurement Officer:   
Michael Vinyard
State Purchasing Agent
Purchasing Division
1100 St Francis Dr Rm 2016
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 827-0472
Fax: (505) 827-2484
Email: michael.vinyard@state.nm.us

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New Mexico Web Accessibility


 New Mexico Web Accessibility Policies:

Universal Access Policy

http://www.newmexico.gov/accessibility.htm

"Web technologies can pose a set of obstacles for individuals with visual, physical, or developmental disabilities; in an effort to eliminate these obstacles, New Mexico.gov has made careful efforts to make government information equally accessible to all parties."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 0-0-2006

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: New Mexico.gov
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 New Mexico Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Universal Access Design Standards

http://www.newmexico.gov/accessibility.htm

"The New Mexico.gov standards have been influenced by those recommended by the W3C and Access Board...New Mexico.gov has adopted the designs to increase accessibility to users with disabilities as the primary guideline to meet the objectives of the Universal Access for State Design policy."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 0-0-2006

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: New Mexico.gov
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
"New Mexico.Gov embraces these standards, and will be evaluating its site on a regular basis"

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







New York (printable version)

General Information for New York


State Website:    http://www.state.ny.us/
State IT Website: http://www.oft.state.ny.us/

Chief Information Officer:   
Melodie Mayberry-Stewart
Chief Information Officer & Director

Phone: (518) 408-2140
Fax: (518) 402-2976
Email: Melodie.Mayberry-Stewart@oft.state.ny.us

State Procurement Officer:   
Jerry Gerard
Director
Office of General Services
Procurement Services Group
Corning Twr Fl 38
Albany, NY 12242
Phone: (518) 474-3695
Fax: (518) 486-6099
Email: jerry.gerard@ogs.state.ny.us

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New York Application Development Accessibility


 New York Application Development Accessibility Policies:

New York State Information Technology Policy NYS-P08-005

http://www.oft.state.ny.us/Policy/NYS-P08-005.pdf

"It is the policy of the state that all web-based intranet and Internet information and applications...made available by state agencies to the general public, state employees, and any other persons, are accessible to persons with disabilities. This policy applies to the design, creation and maintenance of the content."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 8-1-2008

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • Other: State governmen entities, defined as "all state agencies, departments, offices, divisions, boards, bureaus, commissions and other entities over which the Governor has executive power and the State University of New York, City University of New York and all public benefit corporations the heads of which are appointed by the Governor; provided, however, that the powers and duties of the Chief Information Officer shall extend to business and administrative functions of such universities common to State government."
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: no
The Enterprise Strategy and Acquisitions Office (ESAO) will review the policy at least once every two years to ensure relevancy. The ESAO may also assess agency compliance with this policy. To accomplish this assessment, CIO/OFT may issue, from time to time, requests for information to covered agencies, which will be used to develop any reporting requirements as may be requested by the NYS Chief Information Officer, the Executive Chamber or Legislative entities.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: CIO/OFT Enterprise IT Policy Office; IT Planning and Governance Division; New York State Office of the Chief Information Officer and Office for Technology; State Capitol, ESP, P.O. Box 2062; Albany, NY 12220; Telephone: 518-473-0234; Facsimile: 518-402-2976; E-mail: oft.sm.policy@oft.state.ny.us


 New York Application Development Accessibility Guidelines:

New York State Information Technology Standard NYS-S08-005

http://www.oft.state.ny.us/Policy/NYS-P08-005.pdf

"The purpose of this technology standard is to provide the mechanism for state agencies to comply with CIO/OFT Policy NYS-P08-005, Accessibility of Web-Based Information and Applications, which provides that all web-based intranet and internet information and applications are accessible for persons with disabilities."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 8-1-2008

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • Other: State governmen entities, defined as "all state agencies, departments, offices, divisions, boards, bureaus, commissions and other entities over which the Governor has executive power and the State University of New York, City University of New York and all public benefit corporations the heads of which are appointed by the Governor; provided, however, that the powers and duties of the Chief Information Officer shall extend to business and administrative functions of such universities common to State government."
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: no
The Enterprise Strategy and Acquisitions Office (ESAO) will review the policy at least once every two years to ensure relevancy. The ESAO may also assess agency compliance with this policy. To accomplish this assessment, CIO/OFT may issue, from time to time, requests for information to covered agencies, which will be used to develop any reporting requirements as may be requested by the NYS Chief Information Officer, the Executive Chamber or Legislative entities.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Attention: CIO/OFT Enterprise IT Policy Office; IT Planning and Governance Division; New York State Office of the Chief Information Officer and Office for Technology; State Capitol, ESP, P.O. Box 2062; Albany, NY 12220; Telephone: 518-473-0234; Facsimile: 518-402-2976; E-mail: oft.sm.policy@oft.state.ny.us



New York Procurement Accessibility


 New York Procurement Accessibility Policies:

New York State Information Technology Policy NYS-P08-005

http://www.oft.state.ny.us/Policy/NYS-P08-005.pdf

Requires all contracts for "content design, creation and maintenance" to include clause that states "[a]ny web-based intranet and Internet information and applications development, or programming delivered pursuant to the contract or procurement, will comply with New York State Enterprise IT Policy NYS-P08-005, ?Accessibility of Web-Based Information and Applications? as such policy may be amended, modified or superseded, which requires that state agency web-based intranet and Internet information and applications are accessible to persons with disabilities. Web content must conform to New York State Enterprise IT Policy NYS-P08-005 Appendix A, as determined by quality assurance testing. Such quality assurance testing will be conducted by (state agency name, contractor or other) and the results of such testing must be satisfactory to (state agency name) before web content will be considered a qualified deliverable under the contract or procurement."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 8-1-2008

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • Other: State governmen entities, defined as "all state agencies, departments, offices, divisions, boards, bureaus, commissions and other entities over which the Governor has executive power and the State University of New York, City University of New York and all public benefit corporations the heads of which are appointed by the Governor; provided, however, that the powers and duties of the Chief Information Officer shall extend to business and administrative functions of such universities common to State government."
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: no
The Enterprise Strategy and Acquisitions Office (ESAO) will review the policy at least once every two years to ensure relevancy. The ESAO may also assess agency compliance with this policy. To accomplish this assessment, CIO/OFT may issue, from time to time, requests for information to covered agencies, which will be used to develop any reporting requirements as may be requested by the NYS Chief Information Officer, the Executive Chamber or Legislative entities.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: CIO/OFT Enterprise IT Policy Office; IT Planning and Governance Division; New York State Office of the Chief Information Officer and Office for Technology; State Capitol, ESP, P.O. Box 2062; Albany, NY 12220; Telephone: 518-473-0234; Facsimile: 518-402-2976; E-mail: oft.sm.policy@oft.state.ny.us



New York Web Accessibility


 New York Web Accessibility Policies:

New York State Information Technology Policy NYS-P08-005

http://www.oft.state.ny.us/Policy/NYS-P08-005.pdf

"It is the policy of the state that all web-based intranet and Internet information and applications...made available by state agencies to the general public, state employees, and any other persons, are accessible to persons with disabilities. This policy applies to the design, creation and maintenance of the content."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 8-1-2008

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • Other: State governmen entities, defined as "all state agencies, departments, offices, divisions, boards, bureaus, commissions and other entities over which the Governor has executive power and the State University of New York, City University of New York and all public benefit corporations the heads of which are appointed by the Governor; provided, however, that the powers and duties of the Chief Information Officer shall extend to business and administrative functions of such universities common to State government."
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: no
The Enterprise Strategy and Acquisitions Office (ESAO) will review the policy at least once every two years to ensure relevancy. The ESAO may also assess agency compliance with this policy. To accomplish this assessment, CIO/OFT may issue, from time to time, requests for information to covered agencies, which will be used to develop any reporting requirements as may be requested by the NYS Chief Information Officer, the Executive Chamber or Legislative entities.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: CIO/OFT Enterprise IT Policy Office; IT Planning and Governance Division; New York State Office of the Chief Information Officer and Office for Technology; State Capitol, ESP, P.O. Box 2062; Albany, NY 12220; Telephone: 518-473-0234; Facsimile: 518-402-2976; E-mail: oft.sm.policy@oft.state.ny.us


 New York Web Accessibility Guidelines:

New York State Information Technology Standard NYS-S08-005

http://www.oft.state.ny.us/Policy/NYS-P08-005.pdf

"The purpose of this technology standard is to provide the mechanism for state agencies to comply with CIO/OFT Policy NYS-P08-005, Accessibility of Web-Based Information and Applications, which provides that all web-based intranet and internet information and applications are accessible for persons with disabilities."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 8-1-2008

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • Other: State governmen entities, defined as "all state agencies, departments, offices, divisions, boards, bureaus, commissions and other entities over which the Governor has executive power and the State University of New York, City University of New York and all public benefit corporations the heads of which are appointed by the Governor; provided, however, that the powers and duties of the Chief Information Officer shall extend to business and administrative functions of such universities common to State government."
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: no
The Enterprise Strategy and Acquisitions Office (ESAO) will review the policy at least once every two years to ensure relevancy. The ESAO may also assess agency compliance with this policy. To accomplish this assessment, CIO/OFT may issue, from time to time, requests for information to covered agencies, which will be used to develop any reporting requirements as may be requested by the NYS Chief Information Officer, the Executive Chamber or Legislative entities.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Attention: CIO/OFT Enterprise IT Policy Office; IT Planning and Governance Division; New York State Office of the Chief Information Officer and Office for Technology; State Capitol, ESP, P.O. Box 2062; Albany, NY 12220; Telephone: 518-473-0234; Facsimile: 518-402-2976; E-mail: oft.sm.policy@oft.state.ny.us




North Carolina (printable version)

General Information for North Carolina


State Website:    http://www.nc.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.its.state.nc.us/

Chief Information Officer:   
Jerry Fralick
Chief Information Officer
PO Box 17209
Raleigh, NC 27619-7209

Phone: (919) 754-6575
Fax: (919) 981-2548
Email: jerry.fralick@nc.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
James Staton
State Purchasing Officer
Department of Administration
Division of Purchase and Contract
116 W Jones St
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: (919) 807-4533
Fax: (919) 807-4508
Email: james.staton@doa.nc.gov

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North Carolina Application Development Accessibility


 North Carolina Application Development Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 168A-7 Persons With Disabilities Protection Act

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2001/Bills/Senate/HTML/S866v6.html

Requires public entites, including educational entities, to make reasonable aids and adaptations to their programs and services to accommodate people with disabilities, including services provided through information technology.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-1-2003



 North Carolina Application Development Accessibility Guidelines:

Application Domain Implementation Guidelines

http://www.ncsta.gov/library/pdf/Application%20Domain%20Implementation%20Guidelines.pdf

Provides content developers with an implementation approach to "provide navigation tools and orientation information in pages to maximize accessibility and usability" of software.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 3-11-2004

Scope of Applicability:
  • Unclear
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Statewide Technical Architecture (Application Domain)

http://www.ncsta.gov/library/pdf/Application.pdf

"For standalone application development..."Minimum" for standalone applications is defined as full compliance of the Federal Section 508, Subpart B, Software Applications and Operating Systems section (1194.21)"

Date of Most Recent Revision: 9-8-2005

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
"Create and implement a comprehensive testing strategy as part of the solutionís development lifecycle."

Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






North Carolina Procurement Accessibility


 North Carolina Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: NC GS § 168A-7(a)(b)-Discrimination in Public Service

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2001/Bills/Senate/HTML/S866v6.html

Statute requires state departments, institutions, agencies, political subdivisions, or contractors with the state to provide equivalent public services to persons with disabilities, including services provided using information technology. Requires each group to "administer its programs, and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of persons with disabilities."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-1-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • Other: State Departments, Institutions, any political subdivision of the state, and any person that contracts with these entities for the delivery of public services
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






North Carolina Web Accessibility


 North Carolina Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Statewide Technical Architecture, Version 1.0.1, Standard 2.03.01, p.10

http://www.ea.scio.nc.gov/library/pdf/archives/Application%20Domain%20-%20Principles,%20Standards,%20Practices.pdf

Requires web content developers to adhere to W3C Standards for accessibility. Requires adherence to Priority 1, and states that "[a] Web content developer should satisfy" Priority 2 and "may address" Priority 3.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 3-17-2004

Scope of Applicability:
  • Unclear
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 1

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Web Site Development Guidelines

http://www.ea.scio.nc.gov/library/pdf/archives/Web%20Site%20Development%20Guidelines.pdf

"[D]ocument consists of a set of development and design guidelines for web publishers creating pages intended for an external audience...It is the policy of the State of North Carolina that information and services on state web sites are designed to be accessible to people with disabilities."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 3-11-2004

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: no
"Agencies are strongly encouraged to analyze their web sites and provide validation of compliance through the use of an automated tool prior to production implementation."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







North Dakota (printable version)

General Information for North Dakota


State Website:    http://www.nd.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.nd.gov/itd/

Chief Information Officer:   
Lisa Feldner
Chief Information Officer
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505

Phone: (701) 328-1000
Fax: (701) 328-0301
Email: lfeldner@nd.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Sherry Neas
State Procurement Officer
Capitol Twr Fl 14
600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone: (701) 328-1726
Fax: (701) 328-1615
Email: sneas@nd.gov

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North Dakota Application Development Accessibility


 North Dakota Application Development Accessibility Guidelines:

Application Development, ITD Standard STD003-98

http://www.nd.gov/itd/planning/standards-policies/standards/approved/std003-98.doc

Requires agency to determine and ensure accessibility.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 3-3-1998

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: yes
A test environment shall be established for testing of applications before moving applications online or to production.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 North Dakota Application Development Accessibility Others:

Software Development: Accessibility: ADA Tools, Resources, Training and Compliancy

http://www.state.nd.us/itd/software/ada-issues.html







North Dakota Web Accessibility


 North Dakota Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Standard EGT004-04.1

http://www.nd.gov/ea/standards/approved/egt004-04.rtf

"This policy establishes accessibility requirements by which state entities shall ensure compliancy with federal and state accessibility laws."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 11-3-2004

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 2

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Complaint Process: specified
http://www.state.nd.us/ea/standards/standards/approved/egt004-04-1-accessibility.rtf
1.Non-compliance with this standard shall be reported to the Office of the State Auditor. Exceptions will not be granted for this standard; however, claims of undue hardship/burden are at the discretion of the agency director with assistance from the Office of the Attorney General. 2.The requesting agency will notify the Information Technology Department's CIO regarding the intention to be out of compliance with this standard. 3.The CIO will update the State IT Advisory Committee.

Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Web Development Standard EGT003-04.6

http://www.nd.gov/ea/standards/approved/egt003-04.rtf

"Create a common, compliant framework for development of accessible Web sites that support the function and mission of the entity while establishing a level of effectiveness, consistency and professionalism across the State of North Dakota Web sites."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-25-2006

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • Other: University systems office
  • Specific Exemptions: All other higher education institutions
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 1

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Complaint Process: specified

Non-compliance with this standard shall be reported to the Office of the State Auditor.

Sanction Provisions: unspecified







Ohio (printable version)

General Information for Ohio


State Website:    http://www.ohio.gov/
State IT Website: http://das.ohio.gov/Divisions/InformationTechnology/tabid/79/Default.aspx

Chief Information Officer:   
Sam Orth
State Chief Information Officer
30 East Broad St, 39th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 644-6446
Fax: (614) 644-9382
Email: StateCIO@oit.ohio.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Stephen Hunter
State Procurement Administrator
Department of Administrative Services
4200 Surface Rd
Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: (614) 466-7066
Fax: (614) 466-1785
Email: stephen.hunter@das.state.oh.us

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Ohio Web Accessibility


 Ohio Web Accessibility Policies:

State of Ohio IT Policy - Web Site Accessibility ITP-F.3

http://www.das.ohio.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=99cw1kez4Hc%3d&tabid=107

"State-controlled Web pages shall be compliant with the accessibility standards established by section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and detailed in section 1194.22 of the Code of Federal Regulations"

Date of Most Recent Revision: 8-20-2007

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: "Pursuant to Ohio IT Policy ITP-A.1,...this state policy is applicable to every organized body, office, or agency established by the laws of the state for the exercise of any function of state government except for those specifically exempted."
  • Specific Exemptions: "any state-supported institution of higher education, the office of the auditor of state, treasurer of state, secretary of state, or attorney general, the public employees retirement system, the Ohio police and fire pension fund, the state teachers retirement system, the school employees retirement system, the state highway patrol retirement system, the general assembly or any legislative agency, the courts or any judicial agency, the military department, the bureau of workers? compensation, the industrial commission, the Ohio housing finance agency, the Ohio tuition trust authority, or the eTech Ohio commission."
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
Requires an accessibility statement that includes "a statement of compliance if compliance has been attained" and "a statement describing steps taken to ensure continuing compliance if compliance has been attained"

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: specified

Requires an accessibility statement that includes a "feedback mechanism for Internet visitors to report accessibility issues with the agency's Web site"

Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Nancy Kelly, Policy Advisor, Investment and Governance Division, Ohio Office of Information Technology, 614.728.6547, Nancy.Kelly@oit.ohio.gov




Oklahoma (printable version)

General Information for Oklahoma


State Website:    http://www.ok.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.ok.gov/OSF/Information_Services/

Chief Information Officer:   
Joe Fleckinger
Deputy Director of Information Technology

Phone: (405) 522-4026
Fax: (405) 522-3042
Email: Joe.Fleckinger@osf.ok.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Scott Schlotthauer
State Purchasing Director
Central Purchasing Division
Will Rogers Office Building
2401 N Lincoln St Ste 116
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
Phone: (405) 521-2115
Fax: (405) 521-4475
Email: scott_schlotthauer@dcs.state.ok.us

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Oklahoma Application Development Accessibility


 Oklahoma Application Development Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: 62 Okla.St.Ann. §41.5t.

http://okabletech.okstate.edu/eit/hb2197text.htm

Requires that "[w]hen developing, procuring, maintaining or using information technology, or when administering contracts or grants that include the procurement, development, upgrading, or replacement of information technology each state agency shall ensure, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency, that the information technology allows employees, program participants, and members of the general public access to use of information and data that is comparable to the access by individuals without disabilities."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2004

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Other: State Agency is defined to include "any office, officer, bureau, board, counsel, court, commission, institution, unit, division, body or house of the executive or judicial branches of the state government, whether elected or appointed, excluding political subdivisions of the state. State agency shall include the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the institutions, centers, or other constituent agencies of The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, the State Board of Career and Technology Education and Technology Center school districts."
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: yes
The Information Services Division and the Department of Central Services required to "establish and implement a review procedure to be used to evaluate the accessibility of custom-designed information technology systems, web sites, and other emerging information technology systems."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: specified

The Information Services Division and the Department of Central Services required to establish complaint procedures.

Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: accessibility@youroklahoma.com



Oklahoma Procurement Accessibility


 Oklahoma Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: 62 Okla.St.Ann. §41.5t.

http://okabletech.okstate.edu/eit/hb2197text.htm

Requires that "[w]hen developing, procuring, maintaining or using information technology, or when administering contracts or grants that include the procurement, development, upgrading, or replacement of information technology each state agency shall ensure, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency, that the information technology allows employees, program participants, and members of the general public access to use of information and data that is comparable to the access by individuals without disabilities."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2004

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Other: State Agency is defined to include "any office, officer, bureau, board, counsel, court, commission, institution, unit, division, body or house of the executive or judicial branches of the state government, whether elected or appointed, excluding political subdivisions of the state. State agency shall include the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the institutions, centers, or other constituent agencies of The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, the State Board of Career and Technology Education and Technology Center school districts."
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: yes
The Information Services Division and the Department of Central Services required to "[r]eview and evaluate accessibility of information technology commonly purchased by state agencies, and provide accessibility reports on such products to those responsible for purchasing decisions."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: specified

The Information Services Division and the Department of Central Services required to establish complaint procedures.

Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: accessibility@youroklahoma.com



Legislative Code: OKLAHOMA STATUTES: TITLE 74. STATE GOVERNMENT: CHAPTER 4. DEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL SERVICES: THE OKLAHOMA CENTRAL PURCHASING ACT

http://www.oscn.net/applications/OCISWeb/deliverdocument.asp?citeID=440426

Purchasing act.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-1-2002




Oklahoma Web Accessibility


 Oklahoma Web Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: 62 Okla.St.Ann. §41.5t.

http://www.ok.gov/abletech/documents/hb2197enr.pdf

Requires that "[w]hen developing, procuring, maintaining or using information technology, or when administering contracts or grants that include the procurement, development, upgrading, or replacement of information technology each state agency shall ensure, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency, that the information technology allows employees, program participants, and members of the general public access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access by individuals without disabilities."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2004

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Other: State Agency is defined to include "any office, officer, bureau, board, counsel, court, commission, institution, unit, division, body or house of the executive or judicial branches of the state government, whether elected or appointed, excluding political subdivisions of the state. State agency shall include the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the institutions, centers, or other constituent agencies of The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, the State Board of Career and Technology Education and Technology Center school districts."
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: yes
The Information Services Division and the Department of Central Services required to "establish and implement a review procedure to be used to evaluate the accessibility of custom-designed information technology systems, web sites, and other emerging information technology systems."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Other Centralized Monitoring: The Information Services Division and the Department of Central Services requires "state agencies to submit evidence of assurance of compliance with state standards on accessibility of information technology for individuals with disabilities developed in accordance with this section."
Complaint Process: specified

The Information Services Division and the Department of Central Services required to establish complaint procedures.

Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: accessibility@youroklahoma.com




Oregon (printable version)

General Information for Oregon


State Website:    http://www.oregon.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.oregon.gov/DAS/EISPD/

Chief Information Officer:   
Dugan Petty
Chief Information Officer
955 Center St. NE, Room 470
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 378-2128
Fax: (503) 378-3795
Email: dugan.a.petty@state.or.us

State Procurement Officer:   
Dianne Lancaster
Chief Procurement Officer
Department of Administrative Services
Division of Purchasing
1225 Ferry St SE U140
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 378-3529
Fax: (503) 373-1626
Email: dianne.lancaster@das.state.or.us

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Oregon Procurement Accessibility


 Oregon Procurement Accessibility Policies:

Statewide IT Policy, 1.0

http://egov.oregon.gov/DAS/IRMD/CIO/pol_SITP1_0.shtml

"State agencies must determine product conformance to Part 1194 - Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards during the procurement of electronic and information technology. The Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards are also known as Transportation and Architectural Compliance Board 36 CFR Part 1194. Agencies shall include records of conformance to accessibility standards in the documentation used to support procurement. . .State agencies shall use Part 1194--Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards to evaluate the relative accessibility of electronic and information technology obtained by the State of Oregon."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-16-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Other: State boards and "[E]lectronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained or used by agencies directly or used by a contractor under a contract with an agency which requires the use of such product, or requires the use, to a significant extent of such a product in the performance of a service or the furnishing of a product."
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Oregon Web Accessibility


 Oregon Web Accessibility Policies:

Oregon Statewide IT Policy 1.9, Navigator and Site Design

http://egov.oregon.gov/DAS/IRMD/CIO/pol_SITP1_9.shtml

"The Oregon.gov portal web site and agency web sites linked from the portal shall comply with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, be consistent in design and navigation with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its implementing regulations and standards, and be searchable. Agencies are individually responsible for the design and content of their web pages."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-16-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Other: State boards and Oregon.gov portal web site and agency web sites linked from the portal
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
"The Oregon.gov portal web site and participating agency web sites should adopt the 'BOBBY' accessibility standard."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Web Accessibility

http://www.oregon.gov/accessibility.shtml

"The State of Oregon is committed to providing all of our customers, including individuals with disabilities, access to Web-based information and services. We continue to be actively engaged in the ongoing process of improving the 'web experience' for all our stakeholders." Also contains information on accessing Oregon.gov pages in a text-only format.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 4-27-2009

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: no


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Oregon Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Guidelines for Agency Web pages

http://www.oregon.gov/accessibility.shtml

Provides guidelines for developing an accessible Oregon.gov portal web site and, agency web sites linked from the portal.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 4-27-2009

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: no


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







Pennsylvania (printable version)

General Information for Pennsylvania


State Website:    http://www.pa.gov
State IT Website: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=512&objID=402&mode=2

Chief Information Officer:   
Brenda Orth
Chief Information Officer
209 Finance Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (717) 787-5440
Fax: (717) 787-4523
Email: cio@state.pa.us

State Procurement Officer:   
Jeff Mandel,
Chief Procurement Officer
Department of General Services
Bureau of Procurement
555 Walnut St Fl 6
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 787-5862
Fax: (717) 214-9505
Email: jmandel@state.pa.us

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Pennsylvania Web Accessibility


 Pennsylvania Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Internet Accessibility Design Guidelines, E-Series E.4 Information Technology Bulletin

http://www.oit.state.pa.us/oaoit/cwp/view.asp?a=12&Q=97863

All agencies under the Governor's jurisdiction must ensure compliance of web sites with Accessibility Design Guidelines. In order to ensure compliance, agencies must perform self-evaluation of the web sites.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 2-28-2002

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • Other: All Commonwealth of Pennsylvania web sites
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: yes
Agencies required to conduct semi-annual review of web site for compliance. Agencies are recommended to use BOBBY, Lynx Viewer or The Wave in addition to at least two human reviews of the web site.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: ra-oitaccessibility@state.pa.us



Internet Accessibility Design Guidelines, E-Series E.4.1 Information Technology Bulletin

http://www.oit.state.pa.us/oaoit/cwp/view.asp?a=12&Q=98031

All agencies under the Governor's jurisdiction must ensure compliance of web sites with Accessibility Design Guidelines. In order to ensure compliance, agencies must perform self-evaluation of the web sites.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 8-30-2002

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • Other: All Commonwealth of Pennsylvania web sites
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: yes
Agencies required to conduct semi-annual review of web site for compliance. Agencies are recommended to use BOBBY, Lynx Viewer or The Wave in addition to at least two human reviews of the web site.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: ra-oitaccessibility@state.pa.us


 Pennsylvania Web Accessibility Others:

Section 508 Web Accessibility Checklist

http://www.oit.state.pa.us/oaoit/cwp/view.asp?a=12&Q=114187








Rhode Island (printable version)

General Information for Rhode Island


State Website:    http://www.ri.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.doit.ri.gov

Chief Information Officer:   
John Landers
Chief Information Officer

Phone: (401) 222-4444
Fax: (401) 222-4260
Email: John.Landers@DoIT.ri.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Louis DeQuattro
Associate Director
Department of Administration
Corporate Legal Services and Division of Purchases
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 222-8347
Fax: (401) 222-8387
Email: ldequattro@admin.ri.gov

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Rhode Island Web Accessibility


 Rhode Island Web Accessibility Policies:

Model Accessibility Policy

http://www.ri.gov/accessibility.php

Policy ensures that "people with hearing, visual and other disabilities have equal access to public information that is available on the Internet and the World Wide Web."


Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: Official State web sites
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Rhode Island Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Minimum Standards for all Rhode Island Websites

http://www.ri.gov/resource/standards.php

Provides checklist of minimum requirements for compliance with web site accessibility policy.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-14-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: State web site
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified
"The Office of Library and Information Services will be monitoring all state Web sites for compliance with the Minimum Standards for Rhode Island State Web sites"

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







South Carolina (printable version)

General Information for South Carolina


State Website:    http://www.sc.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.cio.sc.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
Thomas Lucht
Division Director
Phone: (803) 896-0222
Fax: (803) 896-0789
Email:

State Procurement Officer:   
Voight Shealy
Materials Management Officer
Office of General Services
1201 Main St Ste 600
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 737-0635
Fax: (803) 737-0639
Email: vshealy@mmo.sc.gov

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South Carolina Web Accessibility


 South Carolina Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Web Accessibility Statement

http://www.sc.gov/Policies/Accessibility.htm

"Every effort has been made to ensure the pages of this website are accessible in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-28-2005

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Web Site Accessibility Policy and Transition Plan

http://www.cio.sc.gov/SCEA/Web-Accessibility-Policy.pdf

"Following the Guidelines . . . and the Transition Plan . . . will assist a state agency in ensuring that its Web presence is accessible to the widest possible range of users."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 3-23-2005

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 South Carolina Web Accessibility Others:

Budget & Control Board Web Site Accessibility

http://bcb.ogs.state.sc.us/BCB/BCB-privacy.phtm








South Dakota (printable version)

General Information for South Dakota


State Website:    http://www.sd.us/
State IT Website: http://www.state.sd.us/bit/default.htm

Chief Information Officer:   
Otto Doll
Chief Information Officer
Phone: (605) 773-5110
Fax: (605) 773-6040
Email: otto.doll@state.sd.us

State Procurement Officer:   
Jeff Holden
Director
Office of Procurement Management
523 E Capitol Ave
PMB 01231
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (605) 773-4280
Fax: (605) 773-4840
Email: jeff.holden@state.sd.us

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South Dakota Web Accessibility


 South Dakota Web Accessibility Guidelines:

South Dakota Web Site Accessibility Policy

http://www.sd.gov/accpolicy.aspx

Establishes guidelines for achieving accessibility and complying with accessibility policy.


Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: South Dakota's BIT web site and its associated web pages
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
"The state is approaching this accessibility effort in a series of steps. Currently, the state is evaluating the State home page, the home page for each agency, and one page down from each agency home page for their accessibility. The software used for testing these web pages is the Bobby software. As web page developers for state government gain experience in creating accessible web pages, the number of pages tested will be increased until all of the web pages for state government are accessible."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Dale Luckhurt, Bureau of Information and Telecommunications, (605) 773-5545, dale.luckhurst@state.sd.us




Tennessee (printable version)

General Information for Tennessee


State Website:    http://www.tennessee.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.state.tn.us/finance/oir/

Chief Information Officer:   
Mark Bengel
Chief Information Officer
Phone: (615) 741-7951
Fax: (615) 532-0471
Email: mark.bengel@state.tn.us

State Procurement Officer:   
John Bissell
Director of Purchasing
Division of Purchasing
312 Rosa L Parks Ave Fl 3
WRS Tennessee Tower
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-4302
Fax: (615) 532-8795
Email: john.bissell@tn.gov

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Tennessee Application Development Accessibility


 Tennessee Application Development Accessibility Policies:

Governor's Web Publishing Policy

http://state.tn.us/governor/gwpp/GWPP.pdf

Requires "executive branch agency Web sites [to] take reasonable steps to develop Web sites that serve the largest possible audience" by adhering to Section 508 Standards.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-20-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • Other: Tennessee.gov
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: yes
In order to comply with the Accessibility requirements of the Governor's Web Publishing Policy, you should . . . test your pages to evaluate accessibility [and] . . .submit a completed TN Standards Checklist to [the] department's Communications Manager, noting whether or not the requirements are satisfied, and any notations or problems. If [there is not] a Communications Manager, send the checklist to Jedidiah Brewer at jrb@state.tn.us.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Tennessee Anytime, 414 Union Street, Suite 910, Nashville, TN 37218, Phone: (615) 313-0300, Fax: (615) 313-0301, usability@tennesseeanytime.org, Governor's Policy: Jedidiah Brewer, Governor's Office, (615) 741-5744



Tennessee Web Accessibility


 Tennessee Web Accessibility Policies:

Accessibility Statement

http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/tnanytime/accessibility.html

Requires Tennessee Executive Branch Agencies to comply with Section 508 standards for accessibility.


Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • Other: Tennessee.gov
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
Testing Tools Provided.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Tennessee Anytime, 414 Union Street, Suite 910, Nashville, TN 37218, Phone: (615) 313-0300, Fax: (615) 313-0301, usability@tennesseeanytime.org, Governor's Policy: Jedidiah Brewer, Governor's Office, (615) 741-5744



Governor's Web Publishing Policy

http://state.tn.us/governor/gwpp/GWPP.pdf

Requires "executive branch agency Web sites [to] take reasonable steps to develop Web sites that serve the largest possible audience" by adhering to Section 508 Standards.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-20-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: yes
"In order to comply with the Accessibility requirements of the Governor's Web Publishing Policy, you should . . . test your pages to evaluate accessibility [and] . . .submit a completed TN Standards Checklist to [the] department's Communications Manager, noting whether or not the requirements are satisfied, and any notations or problems. If [there is not] a Communications Manager, send the checklist to Jedidiah Brewer at jrb@state.tn.us."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Tennessee Anytime, 414 Union Street, Suite 910, Nashville, TN 37218, Phone: (615) 313-0300, Fax: (615) 313-0301, usability@tennesseeanytime.org, Governor's Policy: Jedidiah Brewer, Governor's Office, (615) 741-5744



Governor's Web Publishing Policy

http://state.tn.us/governor/gwpp/GWPP.pdf

Requires "executive branch agency Web sites [to] take reasonable steps to develop Web sites that serve the largest possible audience" by adhering to Section 508 Standards.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-20-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: yes
"In order to comply with the Accessibility requirements of the Governor's Web Publishing Policy, you should . . . test your pages to evaluate accessibility [and] . . .submit a completed TN Standards Checklist to [the] department's Communications Manager, noting whether or not the requirements are satisfied, and any notations or problems. If [there is not] a Communications Manager, send the checklist to Jedidiah Brewer at jrb@state.tn.us."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Tennessee Anytime, 414 Union Street, Suite 910, Nashville, TN 37218, Phone: (615) 313-0300, Fax: (615) 313-0301, usability@tennesseeanytime.org, Governor's Policy: Jedidiah Brewer, Governor's Office, (615) 741-5744


 Tennessee Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Accessibility Standards Checklist

http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/tnanytime/accessibility/

"The guidelines for Tennessee's accessibility initiative are the same as those for federal agencies. Section 508 of the Federal Register establishes requirements for electronic and information technology, and the federal Access Board has issued the standards to meet those requirements."


Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: See Governor's Web Publishing Policy
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
Information on testing websites is provided at http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/tnanytime/accessibility/test.html

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Header and Footer Templates

http://state.tn.us/governor/gwpp/templates.htm

"[C]ontains the Web page template header, footer, and Cascading Style Sheet code necessary in order to comply with the Governor's Web Publishing Policy. Visual examples of the header and footer appear at the top and bottom of [the] page."


Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: See Governor's Web Publishing Policy
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







Texas (printable version)

General Information for Texas


State Website:    http://www.texasonline.com/
State IT Website: http://www.dir.state.tx.us/

Chief Information Officer:   
Karen Robinson
Interim State Chief
Phone: (512) 475-3163
Fax:
Email:

State Procurement Officer:   
Ron Pigott
Director
Texas Procurement and Support Services
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
PO Box 13186
Austin, TX 78711
Phone: (512) 463-5038
Fax: (512) 475-0851
Email: ron.pigott@cpa.state.tx.us

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Texas Procurement Accessibility


 Texas Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: TX GOVT §2157.005, Technology Access Clause

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/gv.toc.htm

After linking to website, scroll down to Chapter 2157 and click on link. Select 2157.005. Requires the inclusion of a Technology Access Clause in "all contracts entered into by the state or state agencies that involve the acquisition of automated information system" to ensure that technology is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-18-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • State Authorities
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Other: TX GOVT §2157.005 defines "State Agency" as "a department, commission, board, office, council, authority, or other agency in the executive or judicial branch of state government that is created by the constitution or a statute of this state, including a university system or institution of higher education as defined by Section 61.003, Education Code.
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: no


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Texas Web Accessibility


 Texas Web Accessibility Statutes:

Legislation Name: TX GOVT §2001.007

http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/SOTWDocs/GV/htm/GV.2001.htm#2001.007

Certain Explanatory Information Made Available Through Internet. Requires state agency websites to design a "generally accessible Internet site so that a member of the public may send questions about the agency's rules to the agency electronically and receive responses to the questions from the agency electronically."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 9-1-2006

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: Unclear

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Legislation Name: TX GOVT §2001.007

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/gv.toc.htm

Certain Explanatory Information Made Available Through Internet (http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/gv.toc.htm) After linking to website, scroll down to Chapter 2001 and click on link. Select 2001.007. Requires state agency websites to be designed so that they conform to "generally acceptable standards for Internet accessibility for people with disabilities."


Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Legislative Code: CHAPTER 2157. PURCHASING: PURCHASE OF AUTOMATED INFORMATION SYSTEMS

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/gv.toc.htm

After linking to website, scroll down to Chapter 2157 and click on link. Select 2157.005. Requires the inclusion of a Technology Access Clause in "all contracts entered into by the state or state agencies that involve the acquisition of automated information system" to ensure that technology is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-18-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • State Authorities
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Other: "State Agency" defined as "a department, commission, board, office, council, authority, or other agency in the executive or judicial branch of state government that is created by the constitution or a statute of this state, including a university system or institution of higher education as defined by Section 61.003, Education Code.
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: no


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Legislative Code: Chapter 2054: Information Resources, Subchapter A. General Provisions

http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/statutes.html

"Each state agency shall, in developing, procuring, maintaining, or using electronic and information resources, ensure that state employees with disabilities have access to and the use of those resources comparable to the access and use available to state employees without disabilities . . . the agency shall take reasonable steps to ensure that a disabled employee has reasonable access to perform the employee's duties. . . This section does not require a state agency to install specific accessibility-related software or attach an assistive technology device at a workstation of a state employee."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 9-1-2005

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified




 Texas Web Accessibility Policies:

§206.2 Accessibility and Usability of State Web Sites

http://www.dir.state.tx.us/standards/S206.htm

Requires state agency websites to "develop and publish an accessibility policy for their web site and/or web pages."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-17-2002

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • State Authorities
  • State University and Higher Education System
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 1

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Texas Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Standards Review and Recommendation Publication SRRPUB11

http://www.dir.state.tx.us/standards/srrpub11-accessibility.htm

Provides World Wide Web Design Standards and Coding Guidelines Web Accessibility & Usability.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-15-2004



 Texas Web Accessibility Others:

1 T.A.C. §206 State Web Sites - Check List

http://www.dir.state.tx.us/standards/S206_Check-list.htm







1 T.A.C. §206 State Web Sites FAQ

http://www.dir.state.tx.us/standards/S206-FAQ.htm







Standards Review and Recommendation Publication: WWW Design Standards and Coding Guidelines

http://www.dir.state.tx.us/standards/srrpub11-accessibility-policy.htm








Utah (printable version)

General Information for Utah


State Website:    http://www.utah.gov/
State IT Website: http://dts.utah.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
Stephen Fletcher
Chief Information Officer
6000 State Office Building
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114
Phone: (801) 538-3298
Fax: (801) 538-3622
Email: sfletcher@utah.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Kent Beers
Director of Purchasing
Department of Administrative Services
3150 State Office Bldg Capitol Hill
PO Box 141061
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone: (801) 538-3143
Fax: (801) 538-3882
Email: kbeers@utah.gov

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Utah Web Accessibility


 Utah Web Accessibility Policies:

Accessibility Policy

http://www.utah.gov/accessibility.html

Establishes standards for web page design in order to ensure accessibility for people with disabilities.

"Understanding that government has a responsibility to provide service to all citizens and businesses in its jurisdiction, the State of Utah will make reasonable efforts to accommodate all users by following the W3C recommendations."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 0-0-2010

Scope of Applicability:
  • Unclear
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 1

Validation/Testing Required: yes
"Our design work is checked using tools, checklists, and guidelines at http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Utah Web Accessibility Guidelines:

State of Utah Web Standards and Guidelines

http://dts.utah.gov/egovernment/documents/utWebStandards051707AD.pdf

Provides technical standards necessary to achieve accessibility of web sites and compliance with state policy.

Requires compliance with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and recommends compliance with Section 508.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-1-2007

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • Specific Exemptions: Agencies exempted in Utah Code 63F-1-102.
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: no
Compliance testing is recommended but not required. Recommended tools include Bobby, LIFT, and STEP.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







Vermont (printable version)

General Information for Vermont


State Website:    http://www.vermont.gov/
State IT Website: http://dii.vermont.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
David Tucker
David Tucker
133 State Street 5th Floor
Montpelier, VT, 05633
Phone: (802) 828-4141
Fax: (802) 828-3398
Email: david.tucker@state.vt.us

State Procurement Officer:   
Deb Damore
Chief Procurement Officer
Office of Purchasing & Contracting
10 Baldwin St
Montpelier, VT 05633
Phone: (802) 828-5784
Fax: (802) 828-2222
Email: deborah.damore@state.vt.us

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Vermont Web Accessibility


 Vermont Web Accessibility Policies:

Accessibility Policy

http://www.vermont.gov/portal-policies/policies.html

"It is the policy of the state of Vermont to ensure that people with hearing, visual and other disabilities have equal access to public information that is available on the internet and the World Wide Web. It is the direct responsibility of the agency and its web page developers to become familiar with the guidelines for achieving universal accessibility and to apply these principles in designing and creating any official State of Vermont Portal."

"In addition to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, the portal recognizes Section 508 standards are more specific in specific areas"

Date of Most Recent Revision: 0-0-2010

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • Other: Vermont.gov ("Vermont.gov is not responsible for the content" of web sites not "controlled, maintained, or regulated" by Vermont.gov.)
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
"Vermont embraces these standards and will be evaluating our web site on a regular basis." Also, "Vermont.gov is complying with W3C guidelines for Web accessibility and has tested for compliance with CAST and W3C."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Vermont Information Consortium, (802) 229-4171 x224, portal-feedback@vermont.nicusa.com



Web Accessibility Policy

http://dii.vermont.gov/sites/dii/files/pdfs/DII-Web_Accessibility_Policy.pdf

"It is the policy of the State of Vermont to ensure that people with hearing, visual and other disabilities have equal access to public information that has been made available by the state on the World Wide Web."

"All State of Vermont web sites shall be designed to meet or exceed all Section 508 requirements and all Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) Priority 1 checkpoints and Priority 2 and 3 checkpoints as needed."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-13-2006

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: "This policy is intended for use by all web authors, web application developers, content contributors and contractors creating or maintaining web pages for the State."
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: yes
"All web development contracts shall include explicit provisions by which contractors will demonstrate compliance with this policy through the use of standard tools for testing and verifying accessibility according to Section 508 and WCAG guidelines." Also, "The Office of the CIO shall review and approve agency plans for achieving compliance with this policy and standard and ensure that the agency or department meets the required goals."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • State CIO Office
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Vermont Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Web Accessibility Standard (V 1.1)

http://dii.vermont.gov/sites/dii/files/pdfs/DII-Web_Accessibility_Standard.pdf

Provides acessibility performance criteria, a standards checklist, and implementation guidelines that support the Web Accessibility Policy.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-13-2006

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: See accessibility standard
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







Virginia (printable version)

General Information for Virginia


State Website:    http://www.virginia.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.vita.virginia.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
George Coulter
Chief Information Officer
Phone: (804) 416-6004
Fax:
Email: cio@vita.virginia.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Ron Bell
Director
Department of General Services
1111 E Broad St
Patrick Henry Building Fl 6
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 786-3846
Fax: (804) 371-7877
Email: ron.bell@dgs.virginia.gov

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Virginia Procurement Accessibility


 Virginia Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: Title 2.2, Chapter 35, Sections 2.2-3500 through 2.2-3504

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+TOC02020000035000000000000

VA Code Ann. § 2.2-3500: States a set of general principles that acknowledge the barriers that exist for people with disabilities in the use of information technology, and affirmatively states a policy of creating full access. VA Code Ann. § 2.2-3501: Provides definitions for the code section. VA Code Ann. § 2.2-3502: Requires information technology equipment and software to provide equivalent access and to be presented in adaptable formats. Also requires information technology equipment and software to be purchased under a contract that includes a Technology Access Clause. VA Code Ann. § 2.2-3503: Requires all contracts for the procurement of information technology by or for use by the covered entities to include a technology access clause that requires compliance of the information technology with nonvisual access standards.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-1-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Other: Political Subdivisions and all Contracts after October 1, 2001
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Virginia Procurement Accessibility Policies:

IT Resource Management Policy 92-1: Technology Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities

http://www.vita.virginia.gov/docs/psg/p92_1.pdf

To provide equal technology access for individuals with disabilities through the review, evaluation and procurement of information technology resources.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-1-1993




Virginia Web Accessibility


 Virginia Web Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: Title 2.2, Chapter 35, Sections 2.2-3500 through 2.2-3502

http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+TOC02020000035000000000000

VA Code Ann. § 2.2-3500: States a set of general principles that acknowledge the barriers that exist for people with disabilities in the use of information technology, and affirmatively states a policy of creating full access. VA Code Ann. § 2.2-3501: Provides definitions for the statutes. VA Code Ann. § 2.2-3502: Requires information technology equipment and software to provide equivalent access and to be presented in adaptable formats. Also requires information technology equipment and software to be purchased under a contract that includes a Technology Access Clause.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 10-1-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Other: Political Subdivisions
Referenced Standards: State Adopted Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Virginia Web Accessibility Policies:

Web Accessibility Policy

http://www.virginia.gov/cmsportal/virginia.gov_987/policy_1112/index.html

Through its Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is promoting a high degree of Web access for people with disabilities. In coordination with organizations around the world, WAI is pursuing Web accessibility through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 0-0-2005

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: customerservice@virginiainteractive.com


 Virginia Web Accessibility Others:

Virginia Government Webmaster's Group - Resource Center

http://webmaster.vipnet.org/accessibility.htm








Washington (printable version)

General Information for Washington


State Website:    http://access.wa.gov/
State IT Website: http://isb.wa.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
Tony Tortorice
Chief Information Officer
Phone: (360) 902-3500
Fax:
Email: Tonyt@dis.wa.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Christine Warnock
State Purchasing Agent
Office of State Procurement
210 11th Ave SW Rm 201
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: (360) 902-7417
Fax: (360) 586-2426
Email: cwarnoc@ga.wa.gov

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Washington Application Development Accessibility


 Washington Application Development Accessibility Policies:

Executive Order 96-04

http://www.governor.wa.gov/actions/orders/eoarchive/eo96-04.htm

Take reasonable steps to eliminate barriers that current users with disabilities face in utilizing information technology systems.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 3-22-1996




Washington Web Accessibility


 Washington Web Accessibility Policies:

Accessibility to Information Technology for People with Disabilities

http://isb.wa.gov/policies/1000g.doc

"Information Technology should be procured, developed, maintained, and used so that it is accessible to individuals with disabilities, unless it creates an undue burden on the agency. Information Technology, including Web sites, Web-based applications, software systems, and electronically published documents, should provide the same functionality to individuals with disabilities as it provides to others."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 7-25-2005

Scope of Applicability:
  • Executive Branch Agencies
  • State University and Higher Education System
  • Other: Judicial Branch Agencies (all as provided by RCW 43.105)
Referenced Standards: 508 and W3C/WCAG Hybrid

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 Washington Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Web Presentation Guidelines 4.0 for Digital Government- Accessibility

http://www.wa.gov/dis/webguidelines/accessibility.htm

Provides a list of guidelines to follow in order to ensure accessibility of web site.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 0-0-2002

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 1

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
Access WA states: "To comply with the intent of the Web Policy Guidelines, agencies should be able to demonstrate . . . that they have successfully tested their web site or web applications with evaluation and repair tools."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Laura Parma, Assistant Director Interactive Technologies, laurap@dis.wa.gov


 Washington Web Accessibility Others:

Accessibility

http://access.wa.gov/siteinfo/resources/browser.aspx#accessibility

"Washington State is committed to providing employees and the public, including individuals with disabilities, access to its Web-based information and services. Coding with standards (particularly CSS for positioning, and strict HTML) makes accessibility an easier goal to achieve, as standards have been created with accessibility in mind. The Department of Social and Health Services offers the Washington Video Relay Service to assist residents who are deaf or hearing impaired to communicate via the Internet."






Washington, DC (printable version)

General Information for Washington, DC


State Website:    http://www.dc.gov/
State IT Website: http://octo.dc.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
Bryan Sivak
Chief Technology Officer
One Judiciary Square
441 4th Street NW
Suite 930S
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-2277
Fax: (202) 727-1679
Email:

State Procurement Officer:   
David Gragan
Chief Procurement Officer
Office of Contracting & Procurement
441 4th St NW Ste 700S
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 724-4242
Fax: (202) 727-3229
Email: david.gragan@dc.gov

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    Website


Washington, DC Web Accessibility


 Washington, DC Web Accessibility Policies:

Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities

http://dc.gov/accessibility.asp

"The D.C.gov web portal meets federal government standards for making web content and applications usable for persons with disabilities."


Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: DC.gov web portal
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: yes
[T]he D.C.gov portal passes Bobby 508 Compliance testing for adherence to these guidelines.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







West Virginia (printable version)

General Information for West Virginia


State Website:    http://www.wv.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.technology.wv.gov/

Chief Information Officer:   
Kyle Schafer
Kyle Schafer
321 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 558-8100
Fax: (304) 558-0136
Email: Kyle.D.Schafer@wv.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
David Tincher
Director
Purchasing Division
Department of Administration
2019 Washington St E
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (304) 558-2538
Fax: (304) 558-0006
Email: david.tincher@wv.gov

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    Procurement
    Website


West Virginia Procurement Accessibility


 West Virginia Procurement Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: Chapter 18, Article 10N Information Technology Access for the Blind and Visually Impaired

http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/ChapterEntire.cfm?chap=18&art=10N

W.Va. Code § 18-10N-1 Recognizes that "non-visual access is dependent on the purchase of hardware and software that is compatible with technology used for non-visual access." W.Va. Code § 18-10N-4 Requires the establishment of criteria to be used for procurements of information technology to ensure accessibility for non-visual users.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 4-14-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Other: State Boards or Departments
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






West Virginia Web Accessibility


 West Virginia Web Accessibility Statutes:

Legislative Code: Chapter 18, Article 10N Information Technology Access for the Blind and Visually Impaired

http://www.legis.state.wv.us/WVCODE/ChapterEntire.cfm?chap=18&art=10N

Recognizes that "nonvisual access is dependent on the purchase of hardware and software that is compatible with technology used for nonvisual access."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 4-14-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • State Commisions
  • Other: State Boards or Departments
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified





 West Virginia Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Accessibility Statement

http://www.wv.gov/policies/Pages/accessibility.aspx

Statement asserts that West Virginia will make "every effort" to ensure the portal is "accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 0-0-2009

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: State Portal
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: no


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: specified
http://www.wv.gov/Pages/contact.aspx
"If you or someone you know is not able to access any content on this website due to a disability, please let us know."

Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Proposed Standard ITC-WEB-S-0501

http://www.technology.wv.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/Technology%20Standards/accessibility1.pdf

Recommends accessibility for all state web sites according to the W3C guidelines (Level One).

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-25-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: "All State Websites"
Referenced Standards: W3C/WCAG Level 1

Validation/Testing Required: no
"[S]tate websites do not have to receive the BOBBY seal of approval."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified







Wisconsin (printable version)

General Information for Wisconsin


State Website:    http://www.wisconsin.gov/
State IT Website: http://www.doa.state.wi.us

Chief Information Officer:   
Oskar Anderson
Chief Information Officer
Phone: (608) 264-9502
Fax: 608) 267-0626
Email: oskar.anderson@wisconsin.gov

State Procurement Officer:   
Helen McCain
Director
Department of Administration
State Bureau of Procurement
101 E Wilson St Fl 6
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 267-9634
Fax: (608) 267-0600
Email: helen.mccain@wisconsin.gov

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    Application Development
    Procurement
    Website


Wisconsin Application Development Accessibility


 Wisconsin Application Development Accessibility Guidelines:

Enterprise Standards for Information Technology- Adaptive Technology Expertise (606)

http://enterprise.state.wi.us/home/standards/std606r.htm

Standard 606: Requires application development project leaders, and recommends application development staff, to participate in adaptive technology orientation sessions.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 9-1-2000

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Enterprise Standards for Information Technology- Development for Accessible Applications (604)

http://enterprise.state.wi.us/home/standards/std604r.htm

Standard 604: Requires agencies to develop accessible applications, to conduct accessibility reviews for "each substantial automated application early in its life cycle," to comply with Standard 605 when developing web-enabled applications, and to document any variations from the standards. Provides a detailed list of technical standards that applications must meet.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 9-1-2000

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: Unclear

Validation/Testing Required: yes


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: specified

Agencies that implement substantial automated applications which do not meet accessibility standards may be subject to review under the rules of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Agencies failing to meet accessibility standards may also be subject to legal action.




Enterprise Standards for Information Technology- Internet Services - World Wide Web - Application Development (303)

http://enterprise.state.wi.us/home/standards/std303r.htm

Standard 303: Requires Applications to follow Access to Technology Standards (i.e. Standards 604 & 606) to make them accessible to persons with disabilities.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-22-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • Specific Exemptions: University of Wisconsin institutions are exempt
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Wisconsin Procurement Accessibility


 Wisconsin Procurement Accessibility Guidelines:

Enterprise Standards for Information Technology- Efficient Use of Adaptive Technology (607)

http://enterprise.state.wi.us/static/standards/std607r.htm

Addresses the procurement of adaptive technology for state employees. States that "[i]t is recognized that this standard presents logistical difficulties. Agencies are encouraged to follow these suggestions when appropriate."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 9-1-2000

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
Referenced Standards: Not Specified

Validation/Testing Required: unspecified


Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Self-Monitoring
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified






Wisconsin Web Accessibility


 Wisconsin Web Accessibility Guidelines:

Enterprise Standards for Information Technology Access Technology Standards (302)

http://enterprise.state.wi.us/home/standards/std302r.htm

Standard 302: Recommends use of W3C standards and BOBBY software to ensure accessibility of web documents.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 1-22-2001

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • Specific Exemptions: University of Wisconsin institutions
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
Recommends using BOBBY.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Bruce Reines, DOA/DTM/BTPP, bruce.reines@doa.state.wi.us



Enterprise Standards for Information Technology Access Technology Standards (605)

http://enterprise.state.wi.us/home/standards/std605r.htm

Requires agencies to "develop World Wide Web pages to minimize barriers for persons using adaptive technology" by conforming to Section 508 standards.

Date of Most Recent Revision: 6-1-2003

Scope of Applicability:
  • All State Agencies
  • Specific Exemptions: University of Wisconsin institutions
Referenced Standards: 508 Standards

Validation/Testing Required: unclear
Recommends using BOBBY.

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified



State Point of Contact: Bruce Reines DOA/DTM/BTPP, bruce.reines@doa.state.wi.us




Wyoming (printable version)

General Information for Wyoming


State Website:    http://wyoming.gov/
State IT Website: http://cio.state.wy.us/

Chief Information Officer:   
Robert von Wolffradt
Chief Information Officer
Emerson Building, Suite 214
2001 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0060
Phone: (307) 777-5492
Fax: (301) 777-3696
Email:

State Procurement Officer:   
Mac Landen
Procurement Administrator
Department of Administration & Information
Purchasing Section
Herschler Bldg Fl 2 E
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-6707
Fax: (307) 777-5852
Email: mlande@state.wy.us

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    Website


Wyoming Web Accessibility


 Wyoming Web Accessibility Policies:

Web ADA Compliance Policy

http://cio.state.wy.us/standards/srce/Pol/Pol%20Man.htm#_Toc221700113

Policy "define[s] accessibility requirements for web sites and web applications in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)" stating that "web developers shall take reasonable steps to accommodate ADA compliance for all web sites and web applications."

Date of Most Recent Revision: 5-5-2006

Scope of Applicability:
  • Other: This policy applies to all web sites and web applications of Executive Branch agencies, boards, and commissions.
Referenced Standards: Other

Validation/Testing Required: yes
"Web sites and web application content must be reviewed on an ongoing basis using tools designed to evaluate ADA compliance."

Who is responsible for monitoring compliance?
  • Not Specified
Complaint Process: unspecified



Sanction Provisions: unspecified