The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) today published a white paper highlighting some of the major requirements impacting education technology vendors resulting from the release of a new rule under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Under the new rule, vendors will now need to ensure that covered technology conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 standard.

The rule will have a significant financial impact on the education technology sector with the Department of Justice estimating remediation costs to conform to new requirements to be $1.134 billion for K-12 classroom courses and $5.5 billion for postsecondary courses.

The white paper provides detailed information on impacted entities, compliance dates, and exemptions. Stay tuned for more resources from SIIA in the coming months.