Web Content Accessibility

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Leah's Pantry/CDSS believes this website meets "AA" compliance of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. In addition, this site satisfies Section 508, Subpart B, Subsection 1194.22, Guidelines A-P of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as revised in 1998. Leah's Pantry/CDSS is committed to improved accessibility for all Californians. Leah's Pantry/CDSS accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of the external websites or external documents linked to on this website.

Our website has many features that are intended to make the experience of interacting with our website positive and productive for all users, including those with disabilities. Here we provide a brief list of the accessibility and usability features included, and where appropriate, how to find them and use them.

Site Usability Features

Common Look and Feel; Simple Design

Most pages on the CalFresh Healthy Living Statewide Training Resource Site have a similar layout. This makes site navigation easier. Overall, the site is primarily card and text-based and has a simple, straight-forward design.

"Skip To" Links

A special link is placed at the top of most pages on the site that allows assistive technology to skip or “jump over” the site navigation.

Keyboard Navigation

Links are navigable via keyboard commands, which allows them to be accessed via assistive technology.

Accessible Images

Images that are included in this website have “alternative text,” which many assistive technologies can read to the user.

Adjustable Text Size

Our website uses relative font sizes, which allow site visitors to increase the text size on webpages. To adjust the text size from within this site, click the gear icon in the upper right corner of any page to reveal the settings. Then, use the "Increase Font Size" or "Decrease Font Size" options to adjust as needed. Click "Reset" to return to the default text size.

The text size can also be increased with the web browser’s text-size adjustment feature. For more information about text-size adjustments within a specific browser type and version, site visitors should consult available help in their browser.

Adjustable Contrast

The site can be viewed in a high contrast mode that makes it easier to read for people with vision challenges. To access this feature, click the gear icon in the upper right corner of any page to reveal the settings. Then, click the "High Contrast" sun icon option located at the top of each page to display the content in high contrast mode. Click the "Default" moon icon to return to the default view.

Language Options

The site is being developed to be viewed in English and Spanish. To access this feature, click the ES toggle switch in the upper right corner of any page to toggle between English and Spanish.

Effective Search Engine

The site search engine provides relevant and easy to use search results, allowing quick navigation to the desired content.

Video Captions

Video files are hosting on YouTube, where viewers can find help with seeing the text and accessing captions. Note, your computer's media player must be configured to turn ON captions since captions are turned OFF by default. 

Style Sheets

Cascading Style Sheets are used throughout the site for layout, design, and style. This allows the site to be displayed in a readable fashion on different browser-enabled devices.

Standard Browser Usability Features

Note: The addition of this content is required under California Technology Letter 15-05. This content in this section is derived from the Accessibility Section of the CA.gov Webtools Site.

  • Contrast Adjustments
  • Font Adjustments
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

Contrast Adjustments

High contrast is necessary for many users. The State’s websites uses style sheets and some of the best contrast combinations, black on white, white on dark green, or blue on white. However, some users can see better using high contrast reverse types, such as white on black, or different colors. Below are guidelines for some common web browsers on how the user can customize their own web browser to better view all webpages.

Internet Explorer
Select the “Tools” menu. Select “internet Options”. Under the “General” tab, select “Accessibility”. Place a check mark in the box to “Ignore colors specified on webpages” and select the “OK” box. This will return you to the “General” tab. There select the “Colors” box and un-check the “use Windows colors” box. Use the “Text”, “Background”, “Unvisited Links”, and “Visited Links” boxes to select the colors desired (example: white text and black background). Select the “OK” box and then the “OK” box on the “General” tab and the colors should change on the browser.

Select the “Tools” menu. Select “Options”. Select the “Content” tab. Select “Colors”. Select colors desired for “Text”, “Background”, “Unvisited Links”, and “Visited Links” (example: white text and black background) and uncheck “Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above”. Select the “OK” box, and then the “OK” box again. The colors should change on the browser.

Google Chrome
Accessibility Low-Vision Support such as High Contrast and Custom Color Support 

There are a number of steps you can take to configure Chrome to run with custom contrast and colors:

  1. Install a Chrome Extension which allows you to specify your own custom color combinations.
    • Quick page action to apply/remove styling overrides on a per page, per domain or global basis (overriding webpage colors)
    • Optional background, text, links and visited links color configuration
    • Option for showing/hiding images
    • Option for showing/hiding Flash objects
  2. Use a Chrome Theme for some control of the color scheme of the Chrome user interface.

OS X Yosemite: Display pane of Accessibility preferences 

Make items on the screen easier to see and the display easier to read.
To open this pane, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, select Accessibility, then select Display.

  • Invert colors : Invert the colors on your display. For example, text appears in white on a black background.
  • Use grayscale : Remove colors from the screen
  • Differentiate without color : Use shapes, in addition to or instead of color, to convey status or information
  • Increase contrast : Increase the contrast of items on the screen (such as borders around buttons or boxes) without changing the contrast of the screen itself.
  • Reduce transparency : Replace the transparent effect used on some backgrounds in OS X with a darker background, to improve contrast and readability.
  • Display contrast : Increase the screen contrast.
  • Cursor size : Increase the size of the pointer.

To quickly set some display options, press Option-Command-F5.

You can enable keyboard shortcuts for inverting colors and changing the contrast in the Accessibility section of the Shortcuts pane of Keyboard preferences. To open the pane, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, select Keyboard, then select Shortcuts.


The fonts used on this site are a default size, which allows you to make adjustments according to your preference. The following is the easiest way to change the font size for some common web browsers.

Internet Explorer
Select the “View” menu. Highlight “Text Size”. Default setting will be medium. By changing the settings between largest and smallest; the text displayed on the page will be modified.

Select the “Tools” menu. Select “Options”. Select the “Content” tab. Change the “Default Font” and “Size” values (for more advanced options, select “Advanced” next to the “Size” value). Select the “OK” box, and the fonts should change on the browser.

Google Chrome
Change text, image, and video sizes (zoom) 

You can adjust the size of everything on the webpages you visit, including text, images, and videos.

  1. Select the Chrome menu (burger menu) on the browser toolbar
  2. Select “Settings.”
  3. Select “Show advanced settings.”
  4. In the “web Content” section, use the “Page zoom” drop-down menu to adjust the zoom.

How to set zoom on your current page in Chrome
Use the zoom options in the Chrome menu to make everything on a webpage larger or smaller.

  1. Select the Chrome menu (burger menu) on the browser toolbar.
  2. Find the “Zoom” section in the menu and choose one of the following options: 1.Select the plus sign (+) to make everything on the page larger.
    1. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts “Ctrl” and “+” (Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS), or the Command Key (⌘) and “+” on a Mac.
    2. Select the minus sign (-) to make everything smaller. You can also use the keyboard shortcuts “Ctrl” and “–” (Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS), or the Command Key(⌘)  and “–” on a Mac.

To go into full-screen mode, use the keyboard shortcuts F11 (Windows and Linux), or Command Key (⌘) – Shift-F on a Mac. If you’re using Chrome OS, you can also press the Maximize Window key (max window key) at the top of your keyboard.

How to set the font size for all webpages
You can adjust the size of text on webpages.

  1. Select the Chrome menu () on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select “Settings.”
  3. Select “Show advanced settings.”
  4. In the “web Content” section, use the “Font size” drop-down menu to make adjustments.

Some websites prevent the browser from changing just text size. For those sites, Chrome won’t be able to adjust the font size.

Zoom in on webpages 

You can make text and images larger so they’re easier to view.

  • Make the webpage content larger: Choose View > Zoom In, press the Command Key (⌘) – Plus Sign (+), or pinch open on your trackpad. To make only text larger, choose View > Zoom Text Only before you zoom in.
  • To set a minimum font size for webpages: Choose Safari > Preferences, select Advanced, then select “Never use font sizes smaller than.” Select the pop-up menu and choose the minimum font size you want.
  • Expand to full-screen view: Select the green full-screen button (green dot) in the top-left corner of the browser window, or press Control-Command Key (⌘)-F. To return to standard view, move the pointer to the top-left corner of the screen, then click the green full-screen button again, or press Control-Command Key (⌘)-F.

Keyboard Shortcuts