In 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law California Assembly Bill No. 434 (AB 434). This regulation requires California state agency and entity websites to maintain full accessibility compliance with WCAG 2.0 Level AA success criteria. Each agency must include a certification badge on their website stating that they conform to these standards, or a subsequent version of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. They must also provide a phone number for any inquiries. Additionally, California state agency directors and their chief information officers are required to self-certify their sites are within compliance; these certifications must be signed and published by July 1, 2019, and every other year thereafter.
A state agency is defined as one of the following agencies:
- Transportation Agency
- Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency
- Natural Resources Agency
- California Health and Human Services Agency
- California Environmental Protection Agency
- Labor and Workforce Development Agency
- Department of Food and Agriculture
How Can I Ensure Compliance with CA AB 434?
The AudioEye Ally Managed Service ensures speed to compliance with WCAG 2.1 Level AA success criteria, and we are among the approved vendors on the California Department of Rehabilitation vendors list. Our service is also available through disabled veteran-owned small businesses that have recently become AudioEye authorized resellers.