Policy Matters

From the Section 508 refresh to progress around Section 501, the regulatory landscape influencing accessible information and communications technology (ICT) is ever evolving. To help employers, employees, and technology providers learn about and understand the latest federal regulatory developments, Policy Matters provides policy analysis and news regarding laws and regulations, court decisions, and government resources related to the accessibility of technology used in all aspects of employment.

What's New?

Web Access for All: W3C Releases Updated Draft of WCAG 2.1

News and Top Trends

For those who follow the world of web accessibility, this year brought a big development—the first public draft of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.

Digital Accessibility Checklist for American Job Centers

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

AJCs can use this handy one-pager to reference ICT accessibility best practices related to websites, online systems, and other tools.

WIOA and Accessible Technology: Five Things American Job Centers Need to Know

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

This fact sheet offers AJCs an “at-a-glance” overview of the tech-related implications of WIOA, and where to find assistance in meeting accessible ICT responsibilities.

Featured Resources


The 2014 WIOA Act requires American Job Centers to use technologies that are accessible to individuals with disabilities—and PEAT is here to help in these efforts.

Read more: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): What It Means for Accessible Technology and American Job Centers]

Here's what you need to know about the U.S. Access Board's long-awaited update to these federal regulations.

Read more: The Section 508 Refresh is Here!]

Explore detailed analysis about the implications of 167 DOJ settlement agreements addressing ICT accessibility.

Read more: How is the Department of Justice Addressing Website and ICT Accessibility?]

You don’t have to be a legal expert, but it’s important to have a basic understanding of four federal laws that affect accessible ICT in the workplace.

Read more: ICT Accessibility and the Law]