Accessible Computing refers to the accessibility of a computer system to all people regardless of disability or severity of impairment. The ARB has focused primarily on web accessibility. Efforts in this area include:
- The development of approved web standards and guidelines that apply to state executive branch agencies.
- Annual training and awareness through the Product Management Council, Enterprise Developer Group, and Web Developer Forum.
- Regular testing of the Utah.gov portal for accessibility
- Regular assessments of agency websites for accessibility
- Collaboration with various support organizations, including the Utah Division of Services for the Blind to test the validity of various web testing processes.
- The accessibility standard is included prominently in the statewide footer which is included in the vast majority of state websites to encourage and support widespread adoption and understanding.
- Larger screens, readers, and other tools are supported for individual employee requirements for those who have sight impairment issues.
- DTS has encouraged agencies to enable closed caption services for audio and video content.
- Required training for all DTS web developers
The accessibility standard is found at:
Utah Web Standards and Guidelines: Part 4.0 Accessibility
In July 2015, the R895-14 was approved which addresses accessibility requirements for all state agencies.
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