Accessibility

Accessibility

This Web site is required by federal and state law to make information intended for the general public accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Policy

The Healthy and Active Preschoolers Web site is compliant with California Government Code 11135, which requires that electronic and information technology developed or purchased by the State of California is accessible to people with disabilities. Additionally, the Healthy and Active Preschoolers Web site meets the California Department of Education’s Web Accessibility standards.

Web Site Features

The Healthy and Active Preschoolers Web site has features that are intended to make the experience of interacting with the Web site positive and productive for all users, including those with disabilities.

Below is a list of some of the accessibility features included in the Healthy and Active Preschoolers Internet Web site, and where appropriate, how to find them and use them.

Common Look and Feel; Simple Design

Most pages on the Healthy and Active Preschoolers Web site have a similar layout, making site navigation easier.

Accessible Images

Images that are included on the Healthy and Active Preschoolers Web site contain “alternative text,” which assistive technology can read to the user.

Adjustable Text Size

The Healthy and Active Preschoolers Web site is constructed using relative fonts, which allow site visitors to increase the text size on Web pages. Text size can be increased in two ways. The easier way is to use the “text resizer,” which can be found in the upper right corner of most Web pages on the Healthy and Active Preschoolers Web site. The text size can also be increased with the Web browser’s text size adjustment feature. For more information about text size adjustments within a specific browser type and version, site visitors should consult their browser documentation.

Semantic Code

The California Department of Education Web Standards require that correct HTML markup be employed to designate certain Web page elements, thereby differentiating them on the page for users of assistive technology. For example, all page headings and subheadings are designated with HTML heading tags, which are announced to screen reader users.

Style Sheets

Cascading Style Sheets are used throughout the site for layout, design, and style. This allows the Healthy and Active Preschoolers Web site to be displayed in a readable fashion on different browser-enabled devices.

Effective Use of Tables

Tables used for the layout of Web page content are avoided on the Healthy and Active Preschoolers Web site. Additionally, data tables on the site employ HTML markup to differentiate table headings from data and to associate data with the appropriate table headings.

Video Captions and Text Transcripts 

Links to video files on the Healthy and Active Preschoolers Web site that do not have embedded captions have adjacent text transcripts.

Interactive Activities

Accessible alternative versions of all interactive activities are available.