Resources. California’s AB-434 requires departments by July 1, 2019 to post on their website a certification of their state entities website accessibility. Resources, documents and toolkits available to state departments for accessibility compliance are provided by:
Responsibility. All State Template or plugin-related accessibility errors will be remediated by the CAWeb team. Content-related issues are the customer’s responsibility. If a customer discovers a developer, plugin or State Template-related accessibility error, please open an Incident Ticket with the CDT Service Desk directed to “CAWeb Publishing Support”. Include a detailed explanation (screen shots are very helpful). The Service Desk email address is Service.Desk@state.ca.gov. Please verify that you reporting a11y validation errors (not warnings or reviews) at the WCAG 2.1 AA level.
Divi Accessibility Plugin. The Divi Theme is an important part of the CAWeb content editing process. The Divi Accessibility plugin assists with Divi compliance and has been installed service-wide. If a customer discovers an accessibility error that is Divi or State Template related, please open an Incident Ticket with the CDT Service Desk directed to “CAWeb Publishing Service”. Include a detailed explanation (screen shots are very helpful). The Service Desk email address is Service.Desk@state.ca.gov. Please verify that you reporting a11y validation errors (not warnings or reviews) at the WCAG 2.1 AA level.
Publish the Certification Form. Gov Code 11546.7 states: “…shall post on the home page… or state entity’s Internet web site, a signed certification…” In compliance with this directive, we offer one possible method for publishing the form:
When completed and “signed”, convert the .docx Word file to PDF using the Word Save As dialog box.
Verify the PDF validates for accessibility.
Upload the PDF to the Media Library. Note the URL and copy it to the clipboard.
Add a link (pasted from clipboard) with text “Website Accessibility Certification” on your existing footer Accessibility page (at or near the top).
Include this recommended text: In compliance with AB-434 and Gov Code 11546.7, we have posted the Website Accessibility Certification form for this site.
Publish your changes to the Accessibility page by clicking the Update button.
Validation Checking Tool Recommendation. Many validation checkers are available. We recommended the Siteimprove Accessibility Checker, a Chrome browser extension. This is a free tool the CAWeb team will be using for page-by-page validation checking. Siteimprove makes a licensed version that provides whole site scanning, tracking and more.