The National Museum of Crime and Punishment entered into a settlement agreement with the Department of Justice (DOJ), which was announced on Tuesday January 13th. The settlement requires that the Museum’s website is remediated to conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) Level AA, which is a set of web accessibility guidelines put forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C.) While the DOJ has not yet formally adopted the WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards, they are the standards named in many recent settlements.
According to the settlement the Museum must conform to the WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines within 120 days. This requires that the Museum complete the process of auditing, remediating and verification with in the short time frame.