Web Accessibility Timeline

Presidents

Nixon

01/20/1969 - 08/09/1974

1973

1973

Ford

08/09/1974 - 01/20/1977

Carter

01/20/1977 - 01/20/1981

Reagan

01/20/1981 - 01/20/1989

Bush

01/20/1989 - 01/20/1993

Clinton

01/20/1993 - 01/20/2001

G. W. Bush

01/20/2001 - 01/20/2009

Obama

01/20/2009 - Approx. 01/20/2015

Accessibility

Rehabilitation Act

1973 - Approx. 12/31/2014

Section 508 added as amendment

Approx. 1986

1st change to 508

Approx. 1997

WCAG 1.0

Approx. 05/05/1999

WCAG 2.0

12/11/2008

WAI-ARIA 1.0

03/20/2014

Today

06/19/2014

New 508 standards introduced

2016

New 508 standards enforced

2017

Movies

Star Wars: IV

05/25/1977

Star Wars: V

05/21/1980

Star Wars: VI

05/25/1983

Star Wars: I

05/19/1999

Star Wars: II

05/16/2002

Star Wars: III

05/19/2005

Star Wars: (new Disney film)

12/18/2015