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Developing Organizational Policies on Web Accessibility

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This document addresses considerations that can arise when developing organizational policies on web accessibility.

Organizational policies can be very simple, or very comprehensive.

Example of simple policy:

Example of comprehensive policy:

Since there are existing governmental policies which apply to some kinds of websites in some countries, organizations should ensure that their policies at least require the minimum accessibility mandated by any policies which already apply to their sites.

The following sections address considerations in setting organizational policy in more detail.

Reference guidelines clearly

Specify conformance level

Define scope of website(s)

Set milestones

Define monitoring, conformance claims, and follow-up process

Provide for integration and updating of policy