IT Accessibility

Accessible Web sites ensure that as many people as possible can use Internet-based information and services, regardless of disability or functional limitation. Commonwealth agencies are required to produce accessible Web sites. In instances where complete accessibility is not achievable, information must be made available through alternative means.

Accessibility Resources

  • ITB-ACC001 outlines the commonwealth’s standards and procedures for developing and maintaining accessible Web sites.
  • W3C is a vendor-neutral forum for the creation of Web standards. It offers a guide for conducting the ongoing evaluation of Web sites for accessibility and provides information on laws affecting accessibility.

Validation and Assistive Technology Tools

Validation and assistive technology tools help to ensure that applications are accessible for all users. For more information about standard validation tools, please e-mail