WEB ACCESSIBILITY TOOLKIT
Welcome to the State of California’s Web Accessibility Toolkit.
The Toolkit is designed to help determine if your website meets state accessibility requirements and to provide resources to help make your website and website content accessible.
Why Does Digital Accessibility Matter?
Without digital accessibility, millions of Californians experience barriers when using the internet to search for services, file forms or access content on state government websites.
Just like the laws that govern physical accessibility, like accessible restrooms, parking spaces and braille signage, we have laws to make websites accessible to people with disabilities.
As more and more of society use speech activated devices, or use our cell phones hands free, making websites accessible benefits all of us. Just as accessible ramps make it easier for parents with strollers to access to a local office, websites that are accessible allow easier access to every citizen to connect to state government, whether using their cell phone or using Assistive Technology.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) documents explain how to make web content more accessible and are hosted by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) organization.
For more on WCAG and how accessibility benefits us all, read Why I Love WCAG (And You Should, Too!!)
Commonly Requested Documents
- California Department of Technology (CDT) Website Accessibility Certification Letter TL 18-05 (PDF).
- CDT Website Accessibility Certification form (PDF)
- Web Accessibility Assessment Checklist (DOC).