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March 1, 2012

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September 1, 2016

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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.

Additional Training Resources

Accessibility Online Courses