Website Accessibility Certification
We strive to provide a website that is easy to use and understand. Our goal is to provide a good web experience for all visitors.
The undersigned certify that, as of June 30, 2021, the internet website of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities is designed, developed and maintained to be in compliance with California Government Code Sections 7405 and 11135, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, or a subsequent version, published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium at a minimum Level AA success criteria.
The California State Council on Developmental Disabilities is fully committed to providing an internet website that is accessible to all persons. If you would like to request information on our website in an alternative format or request any other reasonable accommodation, please contact us at 916-263-7919 or CDSSSCDDWebmaster@DSS.ca.gov. We will work with you to make that information available.
Chief Information Officer (Signature on file) Date: 6/30/2021
Executive Director (Signature on file) Date: 6/30/2021
This State of California’s website is designed, developed and maintained to be in compliance with California Government Code Sections 7405 and 11135, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, or a subsequent version, as published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium at a minimum Level AA success criteria.
This State of California’s website accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of the external websites or external documents linked to on this website.
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:
- 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 ways.
- Help users avoid and correct mistakes.
- Maximize compatibility with current and future user tools
The following information can further help improve the accessibility experience and find more resources.
Keyboard Commands for:
- California’s Accessibility Standards
- Americans with Disabilities Act Notice
- California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA)
- California Department of Rehabilitation (DoR)
Difficulty Accessing Material:
We are constantly updating our content and striving to make it accessible. If you have any questions or suggestions please email us at CDSSSCDDWebmaster@DSS.ca.gov.