Accessibility / Help Page

The State of California’s website has been developed in compliance with Section D of the California Government Code 11135. Code 11135 requires that all electronic and information technology developed or purchased by the State of California Government is accessible to people with disabilities. There are various types of physical disabilities that impact user interaction on the web. Vision loss, hearing loss, limited manual dexterity, and cognitive disabilities are examples, with each having different means by which to access electronic information effectively. Our goal is to provide a good web experience for all visitors.

Accessible Features

Below you will find a list of some of the technology solutions we have integrated to make our website easy to navigate, fast-loading, and accessible.

Skip to Main Content:

  • Used to jump to the main content area.
    (Note: To visually see the link in the upper left corner of the webpage, press the Tab key.)

Photographs/Images:

  • Uses Alternative Text “ALT” and/or “TITLE” attributes. ALT/TITLE attributes provide a written description of the image, which is accessible to screen readers, and it is visible when the mouse is placed over the image. This is also useful for people who have images turned off on their browser, in which case a description will display where the image used to be.

Keyboard Commands:

  • Navigate through our web pages without the use of a mouse.
    (Note: Some commands may not work with every Internet browser version.)
If you want to… Select…
Decrease text size Ctrl – –
Move forward from link to link Tab
Move backward from link to link Shift + Tab
Move from box to box Tab
Go to top of page Ctrl + Home
Go to bottom of page Ctrl + End
Close window Ctrl + W
Go back a page Alt + Left Arrow
Go forward a page Alt + Right Arrow
Go to search box Alt + S

More Keyboard Shortcuts:

Related Sites:

Difficulty Accessing Material:

If you have difficulty accessing any material on this site, please contact us in writing and we will work with you to make the information available. You can direct your request to info@bcdc.ca.gov.