Web accessibility encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the Web, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological disabilities. Our goal is to make the information on our website easy to use for all visitors. The WorkNow1 website was developed in compliance with California government code section 11135 (located in section D) that requires all electronic and information technology that is developed or purchased by the state of California be accessible to people with disabilities. Our website is also designed to meet conformance level “A” of the World Wide Web consortium Web Accessibility initiative (www.w3c.org/wai).
If you have difficulty opening any material on this website, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
San Gabriel/Pomona Regional Center
Attention: Ernie Cruz
75 Rancho Camino Drive
Pomona, CA 91766
Accessing Adobe PDF documents
This web site contains links to PDF documents that require a current version of Adobe Reader. If Adobe Reader is not installed on your computer, you may download the free Adobe Reader – www.adobe.com.
If you use a screen reader, you may find it will not read some PDF documents. Adobe provides a web site that converts non-accessible PDF files so they can be used with a screen reader. The Adobe Access site – www.adobe.com/accessibility/index.html, and can be added to your computer as a “plug-in”.
We want to provide a good web experience for all visitors. Below you will find a list of some technology solutions integrated into our website to help make it easier to navigate. Please review the section below on how to customize your browser – http://webtools.ca.gov/web-accessibility-2/. Accessibility features include skip navigation links on all pages, alt tags for images with a minimum of 14pt sans serif font. Where Adobe Acrobat® PDF documents are posted, a link to a free conversion tool on Adobe Reader website is provided.
Skip navigation – appears at the top of each page. It allows the user to jump to the content area, accessibility page or footer, and skip the navigation and other header elements, which repeat on every page.
Navigation – located just below the title banner, use lists <li> for navigation items. Lists make it easier for screen readers to read and allow users to choose a tab key to move from link to link.
Images with Alternative Text – photos or images also have alternative text (alt tag). Alt tags provide written descriptions of images for screen readers, visible when the mouse is placed on the image.
Fluid Sizing Display – Width of our pages adapts to width of the user’s browser. Our website is viewed best at 800 x 600 pixels or more.
Accessible via Mouse or Keyboard – Use a mouse or keyboard to navigate through information.
Tab key will move cursor from link to link.
Font size – In most browsers you change font size by following steps below:
Open your browser – click View button from top menu bar – click Text Size – select your option. If your browser is different, please check the Help menu. Newer browser versions have a magnifying tool that lets you zoom into a page. 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 tip, below the standard menu tools, on the right.
Shortcuts – Keyboard: www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/keyboard – a list of common keyboard shortcuts in Firefox, and equivalents in Internet Explorer and Opera. Internet Explorer keyboard shortcuts http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-Us/Help/fe192a3f-1401-4233-919e-cae97eca4c0c1033.mspx
Mouse: www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/mouse – a list of common mouse shortcuts in Firefox, and equivalents in Internet Explorer and Opera.
Change CSS – Use the step-by-step guide below to change the style sheet file in Internet Explorer. For other browsers 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, font styles and sizes, and/or click on checkbox: “Format documents using my style sheet.” Browse to your personal style sheet – click OK.
Firefox accessibility evaluation tool – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-Us/firefox/addon/accessibility-evaluation-toolb/?src=search – supports web developers in testing web resources for accessibility features. List of popular Firefox add-ons – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-Us/firefox/recommended.
Internet Explorer developer toolbar – http://windows.microsoft.com/en-Us/windows7/internet-explorer-9-accessibility-options – allows users to disable all CSS and images, resize window, etc.
Making Internet Explorer more accessible
Internet explorer accessibility options http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/internet-explorer-accessibility-options#1TC=windows-7.
Fill in website forms and passwords automatically http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/fill-in-forms-remember-passwords-autocomplete#ie=ie-11-win-7