The Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) requires Illinois agencies and universities to ensure that their web sites, information systems, and information technologies are accessible to people with disabilities. While the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act already require the State to ensure accessibility, the IITAA establishes specific standards and encourages the State to address accessibility proactively.
IITAA Standards Review
The IITAA requires the State of Illinois to review its accessibility standards at least once every three years. In 2017, the IITAA Standards Workgroup updated the IITAA standards to harmonize with the revised Federal Section 508 Standards and the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. During the most recent review on November 19, 2020, the workgroup recommended keeping the IITAA 2.0 Standards aligned with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0, while encouraging compliance with WCAG 2.1 and newer guidelines when possible.
If you have questions or comments about the IITAA or information technology accessibility in general, please email DHS.Accessibility@Illinois.gov