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URI for U.S. state of IL Web Accessibility Standards

From: <JGSchwim@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2005 20:15:54 EST
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This is the URI for the U.S. state of Illinois Web Accessibility Standards. I 
hope that you can add "us" to your page!  Thank you,

Joan Good Schwimmer

"Version 1.2, February 14, 2002
"In an effort to address the needs of all users, the Illinois Technology 
Office has established the Illinois Web Accessibility Standards (IWAS). On 
February 14, 2002, the Governor signed an Administrative Order directing Illinois 
agencies to "utilize the Illinois Web Accessibility Standards for the development 
of web sites, intranets, and web-based applications."
"These standards are based on Federal "Section 508" and World Wide Web 
Consortium accessibility guidelines, which were reviewed extensively by a panel of 
experts during the preparation of IWAS. You may wonder why the Illinois 
Technology Office has created an additional set of standards when the Section 508 and 
W3C standards already exist. The answer is quite simple: The federal Section 
508 guidelines deal with a very basic level of accessibility needs while 
leaving out many issues facing users. The W3C guidelines, on the other hand, offer 
three tiers of priorities that go into greater depth than many government 
entities are able to address at this time. IWAS incorporate a combination of the 
two creating a standard well suited to serve the users of Illinois web sites."
Received on Friday, 25 February 2005 03:06:55 UTC

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