The Commission’s website was developed in compliance with subdivision (d) of California Government Code section 11135. Government code section 11135 requires that all electronic and information technology developed or purchased by the state of California is accessible to people with disabilities. There are various types of disabilities that impact user interaction on the web. Vision loss, hearing loss, limited manual dexterity, and cognitive disabilities are examples of some disabilities affecting website use, with each having different challenges for accessing electronic information. Our goal is to provide an excellent web experience for all visitors.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA
The template adheres to WCAG 2.0 AA Guidelines and Success Criteria organized under the following 4 principles:
- Provide text alternatives for non-text content.
- Provide captions and other alternatives for multimedia.
- Create content that can be presented in different ways, including by assistive technologies, without losing meaning.
- Make it easier for users to see and hear content.
- Make all functionality available from a keyboard.
- Give users enough time to read and use content.
- Do not use content that causes seizures.
- Help users navigate and find content.
- Make text readable and understandable.
- Make content appear and operate in predictable
- Help users avoid and correct mistakes.
- Maximize compatibility with current and future user tools
These additions increase the level of accessibility and empowerment to our audience in creating a fully accessible website and documents for the enjoyment of all.
Uses of Alternative Text “ALT” and/or “TITLE” attributes. ALT/TITLE attributes provide a written description of the image, which is accessible to screen readers, and it is visible when the mouse is placed over the image. This is also useful for people who have images turned off on their browser, in which case a description will display where the image used to be.
Keyboard Commands for:
- California’s Accessibility Standards
- Department of Rehabilitation Accessibility Standards
- Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act
- Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Difficulty Accessing Material?
If you have difficulty accessing any material on this site, please contact us at Michaela.Moser@slc.ca.gov.