"Web Accessibility - it's not just the right thing to do, it's the law."

The State of California has committed to achieving Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 Double A conformance on all public-facing websites.

The purpose of this site is to provide State of California web developers with online resources for increasing their knowledge of web accessibility issues and the specific requirements of Section 508 part 1194.22. In addition, this site provides specific information requirements of WCAG 1.0, Level A, Double A, as well as an overview of Triple A requirements.


In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual's ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.

Refer to the Background section for further information.