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Web Standards & Guidelines

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 state that the government’s electronic information must be accessible to people with disabilities. In this context, “accessible” means that the document does not rely on a single sense or ability of the user, such as vision or hearing.

The policy, standards and best practices published in this site are effective immediately. These standards and guidelines are required for all new sites and existing sites undergoing significant redesign efforts published after June 15, 2010.

The purpose of this site is to provide procedures, guidelines and remediation techniques for content editors, website designers and third party vendors to reference while updating and maintaining the County of Sonoma websites.

These standards and guidelines are designed to ensure consistency across web pages in each department and permit the County of Sonoma web site to achieve the highest degree of usability, accessibility and quality.

Content providers are responsible for posting and maintaining timely and accurate information within their assigned areas of the County of Sonoma websites. Each content provider is responsible for abiding by the established website design, image and hyperlink standards to ensure a consistent look and feel across all pages and ease of use for site visitors.

Contact Information

Web Services Team
Information Systems Department
County of Sonoma
2615 Paulin Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.466385, -122.722706

Accessibility Resources

Web Accessibility
Introduction to Web Accessibility

Converting Documents to PDF's

Creating Accessible Word Documents

PowerPoint Accessibility

Regulatory Compliance Resources