Website Accessibility Certification

Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) certifies that this website complies with Government Code Section 11546.7, as follows:

DFEH is committed to providing a website accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. This website seeks to comply with Government Code Section 7405 (incorporating Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act), Government Code section 11135, and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1, Level AA. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities.

On February 27, 2020, DFEH launched a new website to enhance user experience, accessibility, and access to information. All site pages are tested through a W3C compliant validation product to monitor compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. DFEH used Job Access Word Speech (JAWS), NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) and Voiceover screen reader software to assist in determining both accessibility compliance and level of practical usability.

If you would like additional assistance or have accessibility concerns, please contact our ADA Coordinator at, or our website administrator at

  • Accessibility features

    • Text alternatives and captions for non-text media
    • Ability to navigate using keyboard with expandable content, tabbed sections, page buttons
    • Improved text and color contrast
    • Self-descriptive hyperlinks
    • Text labels, field sets, legends and captions for form field content
    • Compliant forms and PDF documents
    • ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) for web application
  • As of May 2020, the following known issues have been fixed:

    • Using only one landmark to denote the main content.
    • Indicating the presence of sub-navigation only if available.
    • Correcting Aria-expanded attribute set on search field.
    • Indicating sub-navigation items on top-level navigation items.
    • Ensuring error messages are appropriately shown when mandatory information is left blank in the Cal Civil Rights System (CCRS) application field.

Kevin Kish
(Original signature on file)
May 11, 2020
PJ Bajwa
(Original signature on file)
May 11, 2020

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