Federal and state government agencies are required by law to ensure their online communications are accessible for people with disabilities. This handout includes resources government agencies, businesses, and other organizations can reference when creating accessible online communications. This list is for general reference, it does not constitute legal advice, and is not exhaustive.
- Texas Governor’s Office of People with Disabilities Facebook post: information for broadcasters on steps that need to be taken in order to make sure information is accessible. Post links to Texas Division of Emergency Management Effective Communications toolkit.
- Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
- Creating Accessible PDFs in Adobe Acrobat Adobe
- CDC clear communication index
- CDC’s Crisis and Emergency Risk Communications (CERC)
- Plain language guidelines
Last updated: August 9, 2022
Date published: December 10, 2020
Publication Code: AC 27
Disclaimer: Disability Rights Texas strives to update its materials on an annual basis, and this handout is based upon the law at the time it was written. The law changes frequently and is subject to various interpretations by different courts. Future changes in the law may make some information in this handout inaccurate.
The handout is not intended to and does not replace an attorney’s advice or assistance based on your particular situation.
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