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Florida Digital Accessibility Requirements

Florida Accessible Electronic and Information Technology Act

Chapter 282: Communications and Data Processing

Part 2: Accessibility of Information Technology.

282.601 Accessibility of electronic information and information technology.

(1) In order to improve the accessibility of electronic information and information technology and increase the successful education, employment, access to governmental information and services, and involvement in community life, the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of state government shall, when developing, competitively procuring, maintaining, or using electronic information or information technology acquired on or after July 1, 2006, ensure that state employees with disabilities have access to and are provided with information and data comparable to the access and use by state employees who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.

(2) Individuals with disabilities who are members of the public seeking information or services from state agencies that are subject to this part shall be provided with access to and use of information and data comparable to that provided to the public who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.

282.603 Access to electronic and information technology for persons with disabilities;

(1) Each state agency shall develop, procure, maintain, and use accessible electronic information and information technology acquired on or after July 1, 2006, that conforms to the applicable provisions set forth by s. 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and 29 U.S.C. s. 794(d), including the regulations set forth under 36 C.F.R. part 1194, except when compliance with this section imposes an undue burden; however, in such instance, a state agency must provide individuals with disabilities with the information and data involved by an alternative method of access that allows the individual to use the information and data.

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