Are you ready for the AB-434 mandated Accessibility compliance? Here are some reminders and resources you may find helpful.
- 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:
- Training. Accessibility Training classes are offered by the CDT Training Center on an on-going basis. See the schedule for Web Accessibility courses here: https://cdt.ca.gov/workforce-development/course-schedule/.
- CAWeb Customer Forum – Accessibility: Two sessions will be held at CDT Training Center on March 21, 2019 and will be recorded for on-demand availability.
- Statewide Template for CAWeb demonstration
- Siteimprove Chrome plugin overview
- DOR Tool Kit
- Manual process overview
Training Times (CDT Training Center)
- 10:00AM – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2934328651092464141
- 2:00PM – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4847044651073037
- Responsibility. All State Template-related accessibility findings will be remediated by the CAWeb team. Content-related issues are the customer’s responsibility.
- 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 finding that is Divi or State Template related, please send a detailed explanation (screen shots are very helpful) to the CAWeb team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 recommend the following method for publication of the form:
- Download the Accessibility Certification form Word document.
- When completed and “signed”, save the .docx file as a PDF then upload the PDF to the Media Library. Note the URL to the form 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.
- Here’s an example “draft” for the CAWeb site: https://caweb.cdt.ca.gov/accessibility/
- 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.