Step 3: Delete it or Remediate it! (Clean Up Current Websites)
WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 Requirements
In order to meet accessibility requirements set forth by the United States Access Board, and enforced by the United States Department of justice, a website must meet Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 standards for all content and documents on the website. There is no exemption for content and documents that predate the adoption of Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 standards.
As you may recall from the overview course, On January 18, 2017 the United States Access Board approved a rule change that included adoption of W3C WCAG 2.0 Standards, and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is currently requiring state entities that receive federal funds to have accessible websites. The DOJ is considering imposing a broad requirement on state governments to have accessible websites whether they receive federal funds or not.
These changes affect all web related content, like any of the content on your web pages and documents (Word, PDF, Excel and more) within your site. There is no exemption for documents and pages that were posted before the rule changes went into effect.
Remove and Delete It, or Remediate It!
Accordingly, it is important for State of Nevada content management system (currently Ektron) editors to remove outdated content and documents from the website. Any content and documents that are not removed will need to be remediated by the site’s content editors to meet accessibility requirements.