Re: Where can I find the federal guidelines on accessibility?

V Stuart Foote

That would be the United State Access Board

But, you'll find what you need here, but remember these are Federal rules (36 CFR part 1193 & 1194) for use in Federal agency procurement--states may do as they legislatively adopt, but often comply with Federal guidelines to keep things simpler as they participate in Federal programs.

Federal registry

Or published as PDF

However if you have a grasp of the old 508 standards--the linked note from the US Access Board probably give a more concise comparison of the WCAG 2.0 derived success criteria as to what will change with the new rules--and that Federal procurement must comply with.

Best of luck in dealing with your Wisconsin State agencies.


From: <> on behalf of John J. Boyer <>
Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2016 12:14 PM
Subject: [nvda] Where can I find the federal guidelines on accessibility?

I am having difficultyu dealing with a health site here in Wisconsin. It
is very confusing and there is a lot of repetition. My sighted assistant
says most of the information is conveyed in pictures. I want to push
them to make their site more accessible.


John J. Boyer; President,
AbilitiesSoft, Inc.
Status: 501(C)(3) Nonprofit
Location: Madison, Wisconsin USA
Mission: To develop softwares and provide STEM services for people with
disabilities which are available at no cost.

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