File #: Int 0683-2015    Version: Name: Protocol relating to the accessibility of city government websites for persons with disabilities.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Technology
On agenda: 2/26/2015
Enactment date: 3/14/2016 Law number: 2016/026
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a protocol relating to the accessibility of city government websites for persons with disabilities
Sponsors: Daniel R. Garodnick, James Vacca, Margaret S. Chin, Costa G. Constantinides, Mathieu Eugene, Vanessa L. Gibson, Peter A. Koo, Deborah L. Rose, Paul A. Vallone, Karen Koslowitz, Andrew Cohen, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca, Mark Treyger, James G. Van Bramer, Ben Kallos, Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 17
Summary: This bill would require the adoption of a standard for the accessibility of city websites for persons with disabilities, to be based either on federal regulations or the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Indexes: Report Required
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 683-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 683, 4. Int. No. 683 - 2/26/15, 5. February 26, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 4/20/15, 7. Hearing Testimony 4/20/15, 8. Hearing Transcript 4/20/15, 9. Committee Report 2/23/16, 10. Hearing Transcript 2/23/16, 11. Proposed Int. No. 683-A - 2/24/16, 12. February 24, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-24-16, 14. Fiscal Impact Statement, 15. Mayor's Letter, 16. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - February 24, 2016, 17. Local Law 26
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3/14/2016ADaniel R. Garodnick City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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3/14/2016ADaniel R. Garodnick Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/24/2016ADaniel R. Garodnick City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
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2/23/2016*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Technology Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/23/2016*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Technology Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/23/2016*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Technology Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/23/2016ADaniel R. Garodnick Committee on Technology Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/2015*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Technology Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/20/2015*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Technology Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2015*Daniel R. Garodnick City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2015*Daniel R. Garodnick City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 683-A

 

By Council Members Garodnick, Vacca, Chin, Constantinides, Eugene, Gibson, Koo, Rose, Vallone, Koslowitz, Cohen, Rosenthal, Menchaca, Treyger, Van Bramer, Kallos and Levin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to a protocol relating to the accessibility of city government websites for persons with disabilities

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Chapter 8 of title 23 of the administrative code of the city of New York, as added by a local law of the city of New York for the year 2016, in relation to access to translation of city websites, as proposed in introduction number 673-A, is amended by adding a new section 23-802 to read as follows:

§ 23-802 Accessibility. a. The mayor or the mayor's designee shall adopt a protocol for websites maintained by or on behalf of the city or a city agency relating to website accessibility for persons with disabilities. Such protocol shall provide for agency websites to use either of the following standards: section 1194.22 of title 36 of the code of federal regulations or the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA, developed by the Worldwide Web Consortium, or any successor standards, provided that the adopted protocol may differ from these standards in specific instances when the mayor or mayor's designee determines, after consulting with experts in website design and reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities, and the holding of a public hearing, that such differences will provide effective communication for people with disabilities, and that such differences are documented in such protocol. Such protocol shall be made available online. This section does not require an agency to take any action that would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of a service, program, or activity or in undue financial and administrative burdens.

b.  No later than July 1, 2017, and every two years thereafter, the mayor or the mayor's designee shall submit to the council a written report that documents the compliance of websites maintained by or on behalf of the city or a city agency with the protocol adopted pursuant to subdivision a of this section.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

 

 

LS# 569

1/26/16

JCH/BJR

Int. 770/2012