Nebraska Information Technology Commission
Standards and Guidelines
Title Accessibility Policy
Category Accessibility Architecture
Date Adopted October 31, 2001
Date of Last Revision August 22, 2001
Section 86-1506 (6). "(The Nebraska Information Technology Commission shall)
adopt minimum technical standards, guidelines, and architectures upon
recommendation by the technical panel created in Section 86-1511."
B. Purpose and Objectives
The purpose of this document is to define and clarify policies, standards, and
guidelines that will help agencies meet the needs of people with disabilities.
Neb. Rev. Stat. §73-205 required the Commission for the Blind and Visually
Impaired, the Nebraska Information Technology Commission, and the Chief
Information Officer to develop a technology access clause by January 1, 2001. The
Technology Access Clause applies to all purchases of information technology. The
clause includes the following provisions:
“The intent and purpose of these standards is to ensure that the needs of Nebraskans with
disabilities are met through reasonable accommodation of the information technology products and
services of the state. Future information technology products, systems, and services including data,
voice, and video technologies, as well as information dissemination methods, will comply with the
following standards to the greatest degree possible.
1. Effective, interactive control and use of the technology including, but not limited to, the
operating system, applications programs, and format of the data presented must be
readily achievable by individuals with disabilities. The intent is to make sure that all newly
procured information technology equipment; software and services can be upgraded,
replaced or augmented to accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Information technology made accessible for individuals with disabilities must be
compatible with technology used by other individuals