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Pennsylvania State Digital Accessibility Requirements

Agencies shall provide access to Digital Content and Services by complying with the revised Section 508 Standards and the current version of WCAG. WCAG Levels A and AA are required, and level AAA is encouraged. Agencies shall procure or use Content Management Systems (CMS) that meet the current version of the W3C’s ATAG. Agencies shall procure or use User Agents that meet the current version of the W3C’s UAAG.

Public Accommodation Laws

The opportunity for an individual to obtain all the accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of any public accommodation without discrimination because of handicap or disability, is hereby recognized as and declared to be a civil right which shall be enforceable as set forth in this act.

Violation Penalties

Plaintiff may be reimbursed for damages such as embarrassment or humiliation. The defendant may also be penalized with fines ranging from $10,000- $50,000, depending on whether or not this is the first offense.

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