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    What you need to know if you are going outside to have your website built?

    All State of Nevada websites need to be ADA Compliant to meet federal requirements. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 provides a guideline on how the site must be built to comply with federal ADA requirements.

      What you need to know if purchasing software from a vendor

      • Coming Soon! Accessibility Training

      The following Libraries offer free access to if you have a local library card! Check it out at:

      Accessibility Online - United States Access Board

      Accessibility Checklists

      Helpful ADA reference information

      Accessibility Evaluation Tools

      Though tools can spot certain issues, accessibility testing requires human judgment. You will need to evaluate what the tools are telling you. Accessibility compliance isn’t black and white. We can’t just rely on the tools and the rules. We must also go beyond them, to the subjective areas. To truly assess compliance, you must interact with the webpage to determine if a person with disabilities can complete tasks, and how difficult that process is for them.


        Use the browser's accessibility functions (e.g text size, zoom, no page style) to determine whether or not the site responds as expected to those functions.

          Keyboard Testing

            Simply trying to use your website with the keyboard (hide your mouse) can tell you a lot about the accessibility of the site.

              Accessibility Checkers

                Siteimprove Accessibility Checker will help you jumpstart your Web Accessibility Efforts directly in Google Chrome much like WAVE.

                  WAVE - provides easy user interface to identify non compliant items.  Validates for both Section 508 & WCAG compliance.  It also has a Chrome Extension that can be used in the Chrome Browser behind the firewall in the staging environment.

                  WAVE Chrome Extension Installation:  Open the link below with the Chrome browser and then click on ADD TO CHROME.

                  Mozilla Firefox Extension - AInspector Sidebar - evaluates the accessibility compliance of web pages based on WCAG 2.0 requirements using OpenAjax Alliance rulesets.  It organizes the evaluation results by Rule Categories and WCAG Guidelines.  Open the link below in Mozilla Firefox and follow the instructions.

                  Other Firefox Accessibility Extensions

                  Other Accessibility Checkers (Evaluation Tools)

                  Color and Contrast Tools

                  Social Media Resources