We believe the Del Norte CalFresh (DNCF) website satisfies all Priority 1, 2, and 3 guidelines, for “AAA” compliance of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0. In addition, the DNCF website satisfies Section 508, Subpart B, Subsection 1194.22, Guidelines A-P of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as revised in 1998. The County of Del Norte and the State of California is strongly committed to improved accessibility for all Californians.
The County of Del Norte State and the State of California accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of the external websites or external documents linked to on this website.
As directed by Executive Order D-17-00 issued on September 8, 2000, a comprehensive Government initiative was launched that requires every agency and department to adhere to technical standards for accessible Web design and compatibility. The Accessibility Guide enables the State to utilize the best tools and design available to ensure that the content of the new CDPH web site can be reached by the widest possible audience regardless of disability, limitations of computer equipment or use of alternate Internet access devices.
In addition, State accessibility guidelines enable agencies to meet State and Federal statutory requirements prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities in the design of both Internet and Intranet web sites. For example, California Government Code Section 11135 et seq. prohibits discrimination by entities receiving funding from the State of California.
Likewise, Federal requirements mandating access for persons with disabilities were first imposed on State recipients of Federal funding by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Today there are numerous Federal statutes and regulations extending civil rights protections to persons with disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as well as the 1998 Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act, where specific technical requirements for accessible web design have been published by the U.S. Access Board. This is important since Title II of the ADA recognizes the importance of communication and the necessity of the State of California to take appropriate steps to ensure that communications with persons with disabilities are as effective as communications with others.
Between 17% and 19% of United States citizens have some level of disability. In fact, about 1 out of 5 Americans have some form of disability and 1 in 10 have a severe disability. These 1997 statistics by the U.S. Census Bureau also report that with the population aging and the likelihood that disabilities can increase with age, the growth in the number of people with disabilities is expected to accelerate in the coming decades. See Census Brief (pdf), December 1997.
This website strives to provide effective communication with the widest audience possible
If you have difficulty accessing any material on this site because of a disability, click here to contact us and we will work with you to make the information available.