Accessibility of State and Local Government Websites to People with Disabilities

The California Department of Food and Agriculture strives to ensure that the information on its public website is usable for all. If you are experiencing an Accessibility issue, please contact the webmaster at

Making Our Website Accessible

  • Breadcrumb Navigation. Breadcrumbs, located at the top of each page (except for the homepage) and directly below the main navigation, let you know where you are and where you have been, or where a particular file resides. Breadcrumbs make it easier to navigate your way back to the root folder.
  • Images With Alternative Text. Photographs and other relevant images on the site are accompanied by alternative text (the ALT tag.) Alt tags provide a written description of the image, which is accessible to screen readers, and it is visible when the mouse is placed over the image. This is also useful for people who have images turned off on their browser, in which case a description will display where the image used to be.
  • The improved Google search engine provides more relevant results than our previous state search application.
  • The main navigation, located just below the "Latest News From CDFA", uses lists. Lists make it easier for screen readers to literally read down the list without having to sort through unnecessary code. Lists also allow the users to use the tab key to move from link to link.
  • Relative font size can be enlarged using magnification tools or by changing your browser settings
  • Standard Browser Usability Features
    (WebTools & Department of Rehabilitation)

Additional Resources

Most Common Internet Broswers Compatible with Listed Resources

Screen Readers

Voice Recognition Software

Voice Recognition Software

Magnification Software

Sources: Department of Rehabilitation (DoR) and State of California's WebTools