In the interest of serving California’s diverse communities, we are providing a copy of our Website Accessibility Certification.

Assembly Bill 434 (Chapter 780, Statutes of 2017) amended Government Code Section §e11546. 7 to require, before July 1, 2019 and biennially thereafter, the Director of each state agency or state entity, as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 11546.1, and each Chief Information Officer appointed under Section 11546.1, post on the home page of their internet website a signed certification that their internet website is in compliance with specified accessibility standards.

Accessible websites provide greater access to the California Department of Public Health and helps ensure the department protects the health of all Californians and visitors. We thank you for the opportunity to be of better service in our continuous efforts to adopt better practices in our communications.

ADP is committed to providing a website that is accessible to all individuals, regardless of their abilities or disabilities. We aim to meet and exceed the requirements and standards set forth in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. This accessibility statement outlines our commitment to making our website more user-friendly and inclusive.

Web Accessibility Tools

We recommend using the following web browsers and assistive technologies for the best possible experience:
Browsers: Our website is optimized for the latest versions of major browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Edge.

Screen Readers: We recommend using screen readers such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver (for macOS and iOS), and TalkBack (for Android).

Effective Communication

This website strives to provide effective communication with the widest audience possible:
Blind/Low Vision: Assistive computer technology for this audience includes screen readers, refreshable Braille displays and screen magnifiers. To assist with accessibility for Blind/Low Vision population, features such as keyboard navigation, scalability of font size, fuzzy searches, alt tags and high contrast between the background and the text are helpful.

Deaf/Hard of Hearing: To assist with accessibility for people with hearing loss, captioning synchronized with multimedia as well as volume control enable accessibility.

Mobility: Assistive computer technology for this audience includes one-handed keyboards, head/mouth sticks and eye tracking. Keyboard navigation as well as voice recognition software may be used by this population to help navigate through a web site.

Cognitive and Specific Learning Disabilities: To appeal to a highly diverse audience, with varying levels of ability, we use the following design principles: Simple navigation, consistency in content presentation, clear labels, meaningful content, executive summaries at top of long documents and vocabulary understood by a wide audience.

People Without Disabilities: The digital divide does not just affect people with disabilities. People without disabilities who have busy hands or eyes, poor lighting or noisy surroundings will find the CDPH Website very user-friendly. People with slow modems, older browsers, or those using alternate internet access devices (e.g., cellular telephones, personal digital assistants, etc.) will also benefit from a highly accessible web site. This website will continue to be updated as technology evolves and new tools and resources for accessibility are developed.