The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation.
Documents & PDF Files
State and local governments will often post documents on their websites using Portable Document Format (PDF).
Due to increasing bandwidth and connection speeds, videos and other multimedia are becoming more common on the websites of state and local governments.
Webpage designers often have aesthetic preferences and may want everyone to see their webpages in exactly the same color, size and layout.
provide alternatives for non-text content (e.g., images), so that it can be accessed by impaired individuals
provide an alternative (e.g., transcript) for time-based media (e.g., audio/video) that presents equivalent information, or link to textual information with comparable information for non-prerecorded media)
create content that can be presented in different ways without losing information or structure
make it easy for users to see and hear content, including separating foreground and background, by using readable fonts, larger font sizes, and highlighted link styling for example
make all functionality available from a keyboard without requiring specific timings
provide enough time for users to read and use content
do not include design elements that are known to cause seizures (e.g., rapid flashing)
provide multiple ways to allow users to navigate content including obvious/prominent links and other techniques
make text content readable and understandable via styling and other techniques