On August 20 (30 ILCS 587/) Information Technology Accessibility Act became law. It requires all information technology acquired by the University, with limited exceptions, be handicapped accessible. Information technology is defined as including electronic information, software systems and equipment.
For the last several months, we have been working with other Universities and State agencies to determine how we can comply with the requirements of the new law. For now, we must obtain from the vendor a certification that the information technology purchase is handicapped accessible. In addition we may conduct certain tests to determine whether the certification is correct.
Performance criteria and technical requirements that must be met to ensure compliance are posted at http://www.dhs.state.il.us/iitaa.
If you are contacted or a purchase is delayed, please understand that we are trying to ensure compliance with this new law.
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