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Library Accessibility and Technology

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Federal, New York State, New York City Accessibility Mandates

Federal, State, NYC Accessibility Mandates

  1. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - is an international community where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards
  2. Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) 2008 - The Higher Education Opportunity Act ( HEOA) (PL 110-315) - was enacted on August 14, 2008, reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965. This law contains a number of important new provisions that improve access to postsecondary education for students with intellectual disabilities.
  3. NYC Legislation, March 14, 2016, mandates an accessible website protocol for all government agency websites within 6 months - http://tinyurl.comz4r69l8



Further Information - UDL Compliance

  1. 508 Compliance Checker
  2. Access Technology Higher Education Network (ATHEN)
  3. CUNY Assistive Technology Services (CATS)
  4. Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)
  5. National Center On Universal Design for Learning
  6. National UDL Task Force
  7. GSA Section - Create Accessible Electronic Documents             
  8. Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), WC3
  9. WebAIM
  10. TEAL – Teaching Excellence in Adult Literacy
  11. National Center on Universal Design for Learning
  12. Genetic Home Reference
  13. Do-It (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology
  14. Accessibility at Penn State


Further Reading on Accessibility Compliance

New York

New York City Accessibility