Federal, New York State, New York City Accessibility Mandates
Federal, State, NYC Accessibility Mandates
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
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.
NYC Legislation, March 14, 2016, mandates an accessible website protocol for all government agency websites within 6 months - http://tinyurl.comz4r69l8
The Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs conducted by Federal agencies, in programs receiving Federal financial assistance, in Federal employment, and in the employment practices of Federal contractors.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities that are like those provided to individuals on the basis of race, sex, national origin, and religion.
In June 2001 Section 508 of the Workforce Rehabilitation Act went into effect specifying the requirements for accessible Electronic and Information Technology that each federal agency needed to follow.
Section 504 - is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met.
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.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is developed through the W3C process in cooperation with individuals and organizations around the world, with a goal of proving a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organizations, and governments internationally.