The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) website strives to be a model of accessibility that meets the access needs of any site visitor.

One of the pillars of accessible web design is using defaults and certain design elements that can be adjusted by the end user. This kind of design permits visitors to adjust font size, contrast, and customize other elements to meet their particular viewing needs. Information on some of our special access features, and how to work with custom settings are described below.

Accessibility Certification

California Government Code (GC) Section 11546.7 (Assembly Bill 434) requires the Director and Chief Information Officer of each state agency or state entity to certify that the agency/entity's website is compliant with California GC sections 7405 and 11135 and the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Department of Rehabilitation Certification


If you are having difficulties accessing any content on this website due to accessibility, please send us an email and reference "Web Accessibility" in the Subject field.


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 2.1 Level AA

The web template adheres to WCAG 2.1 AA Guidelines and Success Criteria organized under the following four 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.
    • Help users avoid and correct mistakes.

  4. ROBUST:

    • Maximize compatibility with current and future user tools.

These additions increase the level of accessibility and empowerment to our audience in creating a fully accessible website and documents for the enjoyment of all.

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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.