The State of California’s website has been developed in compliance with Section D of the California Government Code 11135. Code 11135 requires that all electronic and information technology developed or purchased by the State of California Government is accessible to people with disabilities. There are various types of physical disabilities that impact user interaction on the web. Vision loss, hearing loss, limited manual dexterity, and cognitive disabilities are examples, with each having different means by which to access electronic information effectively. Our goal is to provide a good web experience for all visitors.

Accessible Features

Below you will find a list of some of the technology solutions we have integrated to make our website easy to navigate, fast-loading, and accessible.


  • Uses 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.

WCAG 2.0 Level AA

  • The template adheres to WCAG 2.0 AA Guidelines and Success Criteria organized under the following 4 principles:

1. Perceivable:

  • 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 .

2. Operable:

  • 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 .

3. Understandable:

  • Make text  readable and understandable .
  • Make content appear and operate in  predictable
  • Help users  avoid and correct mistakes .

4. Robust:

  • Maximize  compatibility  with current and future user tools

The following information can further help improve the accessibility experience and find more resources.

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Difficulty Accessing Material:

If you have difficulty accessing any material on this site, please contact us in writing and we will work with you to make the information available. You can direct your request to our  Webmaster .