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Web Accessibility Standards

Web Accessibility - New York State Policy
Accessibility of State Agency Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications
Policy P04-002 and Mandatory Standard S04-001
(Published: June 21, 2004, Revised: October 25, 2006)

New York recognizes the importance of making its digital government services available to the largest possible audience. The purpose of this policy and the accompanying standards is to make New York State agency web-based intranet and internet information and applications accessible to persons with disabilities. This policy replaces and supersedes OFT's earlier policies, 96-13 and 99-3, regarding accessibility. This new policy and accompanying standards had extensive review by OFT's IT Accessibility Steering Committee made up of accessibility experts from nine state agencies, including the Office of the Advocate for Persons with Disabilities, and from the Center for Technology in Government. Additional accessibility workgroups, established by this steering committee and the NYS Information Resource Forum, also provided review and feedback, as well as a final review by the State CIO Council before the issuance of this policy and standards.

SUNY New Paltz Web Accessibility Contact:
Matthew Skillman
Web Management, Office of Communication & Marketing
State University of New York at New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2443
Phone: (845) 257-3245
Fax: (845) 257-3345

"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect."
    - Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web


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