This website was developed in compliance with California Government Code Section 11135 that requires all electronic and
information technology which is developed or purchased by the State of California Government be accessible to people
with disabilities.

Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the Web, including visual, auditory, physical,
speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. Abilities can vary from person to person, and over time, for different
people with the same type of disability. People can have combinations of different disabilities, and combinations of
varying levels of severity. Our goal is to make the information on this website accessible to all visitors.

If you have difficulty accessing any material on this website, please contact the We will work with you to make the information

Difficulty Accessing Adobe PDF documents

This website contains links to PDF documents that require the current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If the Adobe
Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, you may download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

If you are using a screen reader, you may find it will not read some documents in PDF format. Adobe provides a website
that will convert non-accessible PDF files to a format that is useable with a screen reader. The Adobe Access site is
located at, and the tool can also be added to your computer as a “plug-in.”

Below you will find a list of some of the technology solutions we have integrated to make our websites easy to navigate,
fast-loading and accessible. To further improve the ease of use and readability of this site, such as increasing the
font size, please review the section below on how to customize your browser.


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 2.0 Level AA

  • The template adheres to WCAG 2.0 AA Guidelines and Success Criteria organized under the following 4 principles:

1. Perceivable:

  • 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.

2. Operable:

  • 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.

3. Understandable:

  • Make text readable and understandable.
  • Make content appear and operate in predictable ways.
  • Help users avoid and correct mistakes.

4. Robust:

  • Maximize compatibility with current and future user tools

The following information can further help improve the accessibility experience and find more resources.


  • Located at the top and directly below the main navigation, provides a trail of where you are and where you have been. Breadcrumbs make it easier to navigate your way back to the root folder.

Customize Your Browser to Fit Your Needs

In most browsers (example: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape) you could change the font size by
following the steps below:

  • Open your browser
  • Click View button from top menu bar
  • Click Text Size
  • Select your option.

If your browser uses a different naming convention and you do not see this path, please check the Help
menu on your browser. The Help menu is usually the last option on the top menu bar and it can often be
accessed by pressing the keys “Alt” + “H.”

In addition, newer browser versions have a magnifying tool that lets you zoom into a page and display
all elements at 150 percent, 200 percent, etc. Look for the magnifying tool with a “+” character. This
icon is typically located at the bottom of your browser, on the right, or at the top, below the standard
menu tools, on the right. Furthermore, the keyboard shortcut to access this tool is:
Ctrl” + “Shift” + “+” to zoom in, and
Ctrl” + “Shift” + “” to zoom out.

  • Keyboard
    : This is a list of the most common keyboard shortcuts in Firefox, and the
    equivalents in Internet Explorer and Opera (from Firefox website.)
  • Mouse
    : This is a list of the most common mouse shortcuts in Firefox, and the
    equivalents in Internet Explorer and Opera. The shortcuts are for Windows, but most of the
    Firefox shortcuts should work in Linux too (from FireFox website.)
  • Internet
    Explorer keyboard shortcuts

Making Internet Explorer more accessible:

Internet Explorer offers many accessibility options to help increase readability and to work better with
assistive technology.
The IE link above offers answers to some common questions about accessibility options in Internet

  • Can I use the keyboard to surf the web?
  • Can I customize the font size, formatting, and screen colors?
  • How can I improve the way IE works with my screen reader or voice recognition software?
  • How can I improve legibility when printing webpages?
Below is the step by step on how to change the style sheet file in Internet Explorer. For other browsers
please check the browser’s Help menu.

  • Click Tools from the top menu bar
  • Select Internet Options
  • Select the General tab (first tab)
  • Click on Accessibility button (bottom section, Appearance)
  • Click on checkboxes to ignore all colors and font styles and sizes and/or
  • Click on checkbox: “Format documents using my style sheet”
  • Browse to your personal style sheet and
  • Click OK

Keyboard Commands for:

Related Resources:


Last modified: June 19, 2021