Audit of Illinois Information Technology Act Implementation (IITAA) at the University of Illinois
From Todd Mette on 01/25/2017
This presentation will show the results of an audit of over 120 campus websites for implementation of the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) requirements. The results of the audit will identify what requirements Illinois is implementing and where there needs to be improvement. Individual campus websites will also be ranked in order of accessibility implementation. The results will be publicly available so people can get detailed information on the results for individual websites and web pages. The session will provide information on the updates to the latest versions of the open source tools developed here at Illinois: Functional Accessibility Evaluator 2.0, AInspector Sidebar for Firefox and Accessibility Bookmarklets. The session will conclude with a review of recent Office of Civil Rights (OCR) complaint settlements against higher educational institutions related to online accessibility and how the settlements changed the way these institutions develop and procure online resources.
Dr. Jon Gunderson is the Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology Accessibility in the Division of Disability Resources and Education Services (DRES). He is currently responsible for computer and information technology accessibility issues for students with disabilities at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. He is the past chair of the W3C User Agent Working Group and currently involved in Web 2.0 technologies more accessible as part of the W3C Protocols and Formats and W3C WCAG Techniques working groups. He leads the development of the open source web evaluation tools Functional Accessibility Evaluator (FAE) 2.0 and AInspector add-ons for Firefox browser. He is the primary software developer of the open source OpenAjax Accessibility Evaluation library. He has taught numerous online courses and workshops on accessible web design including courses on using the new W3C Accessible Rich Internet Application (ARIA) specifications to create accessible web applications. He leads both regional and national consortiums of higher educational institutions to promote and work together on Information technology access issues.