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Arizona State Web Accessibility Laws

  • 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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