Arizona State Web Accessibility Laws
Arizona observes a state web accessibility policy inspired by federal disability law, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Its stated purpose: “To establish a statewide policy that lowers the technical barriers to accessibility on Arizona Web sites for persons with disabilities.”
The statewide policy created by the Arizona Department of Administration – Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology Office (ADOA-ASET) applies to all websites for public state offices, branches, and departments — or institutions receiving state funding. This includes Arizona state colleges and universities, except for:
- Universities under the jurisdiction of the board of regents
- Community colleges under their respective jurisdictions and the legislative or judicial branches
The policy mandates accessible web design practices such as:
- Providing adequate color contrast for color-blind or low-vision users
- Including Alt text to describe images and graphs
- Using proper HTML markup for lists and tables
- Offering downloadable PDF files and text-only versions of web content
- Including a transcript for audio content and closed captions for videos and video clips
- Accessible form labels
- Making all elements keyboard accessible
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