ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

State Agency, Department, or Entity Directors:

Before July 1, 2019 and every two years thereafter, each Director or Secretary must post on their website a signed California Department of Technology (CDT) Website Accessibility Certification form or their own form confirming that the agency’s internet web site complies with California Government Code Sections 7405 and 11135, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, or a subsequent version, published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium at minimum Level AA success criteria. The Director or Secretary should also provide leadership and support for digital accessibility within your organization.

Chief Information Officers:

Use the standard form provided by CDT to determine whether your Agency, department, or entity website complies with California Government Code Sections 7405 and 11135, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, or a subsequent version, published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium at minimum Level AA success criteria. Provide leadership and support to ensure your organization’s website complies with WCAG.

Web Developers:

Developers must ensure compliance with WCAG. The Website Requirements section will give you the resources to implement digital accessibility.

Accessibility Testers:

Using industry best practices for functional, user acceptance, and regression testing, verify that your Agency, department, or entity website complies with WCAG. Utilizes various accessibility software testing tools, such as, screen readers and voice recognition tools to evaluate website accessibility compliance as part of the systems development lifecycle process. The Website Requirements section will give you the resources to implement a digital accessibility program.

Content Creators:

Ensure digital content and media you create that is public facing and broadly disseminated is accessible. The Document Accessibility will give you the resources you need to create and remediate content.