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Vendor Certification of Web Content Accessibility

County policy requires that all County websites and web-based applications must be accessible to staff members and members of the public with disabilities. For more information regarding the details of this policy, please see the Web Accessibility Policy. The Website Accessibility Questionnaire(PDF: 238kB) was designed to support this policy.

The Website Accessibility Questionnaire(PDF: 238kB) is intended to be used as a reference document during the contract phase, prior to any website or web content development. The prospective vendor should be made aware that the County requires a completed questionnaire certifying compliance before the web-based product or content will be accepted.

Fully Compliant Questionnaire Responses

County departments and agencies are encouraged to self-accept any completed questionnaire that indicates a fully compliant product. An answer key has been provided for each question to assist in the evaluation.

Upon the review and acceptance of a fully compliant questionnaire, the department or agency should sign and date the questionnaire in the space provided. The signed Web Content Accessibility Questionnaire should be filed with the contract for future reference.

Partially Compliant or Non-Compliant Questionnaire Responses

Departments and agencies should not accept a web product or content that is not fully compliant as it may create a liability for the County.

Departments and agencies are advised to seek consultation from the ADA Coordinator and/or ISD for further assessment of the product´s accessibility and evaluation of the responses to the questionnaire.

Contact:Victoria Willard, Human Resources Department
Title:ADA Coordinator
Address:575 Administration Drive, Room 116 B,
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone:(707) 565-2955
CA Relay Service:7-1-1

Contact Information

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

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Official Use of Social Media Sites
Administrative Policy Manual, 9-1

Website Accessibility Policy
Administrative Policy Manual, 9-3

Accessibility Resources

Web Accessibility
Introduction to Web Accessibility

Converting Documents to PDF's

Creating Accessible Word Documents

PowerPoint Accessibility

Regulatory Compliance Resources