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IT Accessibility Toolkit

At its core, information technology (IT) accessibility involves making information accessible to the widest range of people possible. This is accomplished by removing barriers to access.

The purpose of this Accessibility Toolkit is to provide an online resource and common methodology to remove barriers and achieve IT accessibility in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Though Executive Branch agencies and institutions of higher education must meet requirements contained in the Code of Virginia, achieving broad accessibility is a common goal across the state.

These resources are designed for anyone interested in pursuing equal access to information technology. To request additional assistance or to suggest further resources, contact

As a reminder to agencies needing assistance in meeting the Standards, the Department of Rehabilitative Services and VITA have provided multiple and ongoing resources to assist Webmasters, including a seat license at no cost for compliance software and a comprehensive website which offers extensive assistance,

See also: IT Accessibility Standard, Web Site Standard, and Web Site Guideline


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VITA provides content in several formats that require software in addition to your browser to view. If you have problems accessing a file on this site, links to the needed software are below. All required software products (except the non-trial version of WinZip) are free to use.

Word Viewer (.doc) | Adobe Acrobat Reader (.pdf) | Excel Viewer (.xls) | PowerPoint Viewer (.ppt) | WinZip (.zip) | Windows Media Player (.wmv)

Level A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 If you have difficulty reading or accessing documents, please contact our accessibility group for assistance.


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