State and Local Laws

This overview of state and local accessibility laws and standards was developed by SSB BART Group in 2013 under sponsorship from Adobe Systems. More information on these laws and standards can also be found on the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s web site.

State Has Policy Covering State Websites? Based on… Has Policy Covering State Software procurement? URL for Web Policy URL for Software policy
Alabama Yes Section 508 None found STANDARD 530S2-00: UNIVERSAL ACCESSIBILITY N/A
Arizona Yes 508, A.R.S. § 41-3504(A (1(a) None found https://az.gov
Arkansas Yes W3C Web Content Guidelines Yes www.arkansas.gov http://stc.arkansas.gov
California Yes 508, WCAG 1.0 No http://webtools.ca.gov
Colorado Yes 508, W3C private sector guidelines No www.colorado.gov
Connecticut Yes WCAG 2.0 Level A None found www.access.state.ct.us
Delaware None found None found
District of Columbia Yes Section 508 None found http://aboutdcgov.dc.gov
Florida Yes Section 508 None found www.myflorida.com
Georgia Yes Section 508, WCAG 2.0 None found http://georgia.gov
Hawaii Yes WCAG 2.0 Level A None found portal.ehawaii.gov
Idaho Yes WCAG 1.0 None found www.state.id.us
Illinois Yes Section 508, Illinois Web Accessibility Standards Yes www.dhs.state.il.us www.dhs.state.il.us
Indiana Yes Section 508 Yes www.in.gov http://www.in.gov
Iowa Yes Section 508 Yes http://das.ite.iowa.gov http://law.justia.com
Kansas Yes WCAG 2.0 Level A, Level AA Yes www.kansas.gov http://oits.ks.gov
Kentucky Yes WCAG 1.0 Priorities 1, 2 Yes http://technology.ky.gov www.katsnet.org
Louisiana No Encouraged to meet Section 508 No http://louisiana.gov
Maine Yes Section 508 None found www.maine.gov
Maryland Yes Code of Maryland Regulations 14.33.02.01-.12 None found www.maryland.gov
Massachusetts Yes Section 508 Yes www.mass.gov www.mass.gov
Michigan Yes WCAG 1.0 None found www.michigan.gov
Minnesota Yes WCAG 2.0, Section 508 Yes http://mn.gov http://mn.gov
Mississippi Yes W3C Web Content Guidelines None found www.ms.gov
Missouri Yes Unspecific Yes www.mo.gov www.dhs.state.il.us
Montana Yes Section 508 None found https://mt.gov
Nebraska Yes Section 508 and Nebraska Information Technology Commission Yes www.nebraska.gov http://nitc.nebraska.gov
Nevada None found None found
New Hampshire Yes Section 508 None found www.nh.gov
New Jersey Yes Section 508 None found www.nj.gov
New Mexico Yes Section 508, WCAG 1.0 Priority 1, 2 None found www.newmexico.gov
New York Yes Statewide Technology Policy P04-002 None found www.its.ny.gov
North Carolina None found No www.google.com
North Dakota Yes Section 508, WCAG 1.0 Priority 1, 2 None found www.nd.gov
Ohio Yes Section 508, WCAG 1.0 Priority 1 None found www.ohio.gov
Oklaholma Yes Section 508 Yes www.ok.gov www.ok.gov
Oregon Yes Pages accessible in text-only format; no formal guidance found None found www.oregon.gov
Pennsylvania Yes Section 508 No www.portal.state.pa.us
Rhode Island Yes W3C Web Content Guidelines No www.ri.gov
South Carolina Yes Section 508, WCAG 1.0 None found www.sc.gov
South Dakota Yes Section 508, W3C Web Content Guidelines None found http://sd.gov
Tennessee Yes Section 508 None found www.tn.gov
Texas Yes Section 508 Yes www.tfc.state.tx.us www.tfc.state.tx.us
Utah Yes Section 508, W3C Web Content Guidelines None found www.utah.gov
Vermont Yes Section 508, W3C Web Content Guidelines No http://vermont.gov
Virginia Yes Section 508, Information Technology Access Act None found www.vita.virginia.gov
Washington No Encouraged to meet Section 508, W3C None found www.sos.wa.gov
West Virginia Yes Section 508 No www.wv.gov
Wisconsin Yes Section 508 None found www.wisconsin.gov
Wyoming None found None found

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