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Accessibility / Help Page

CDFW's website has been developed in compliance with Section D of the California Government Code 11135, which requires that all electronic and information technology developed or purchased by the State of California Government is accessible to people with disabilities. There are various types of physical disabilities that impact user interaction on the web. Vision loss, hearing loss, limited manual dexterity, and cognitive disabilities are examples, with each having different means by which to access electronic information effectively. Our goal is to provide a good web experience for all visitors.

We are constantly updating our content and striving to make it accessible. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact our Webmaster.

Accessible Features

Below you will find a list of some of the technology solutions we have integrated to make our website easy to navigate, fast-loading, and accessible.

Skip to Main Content

  • Used to jump to the main content area.
    (Note: To visually see the link in the upper left corner of the webpage, press the Tab key.)
    copy of web page showing “Skip to Main Content” link in upper left corner of page


  • Uses Alternative Text “ALT” attribute. The ALT attribute provide a written description of an image, which is accessible to screen readers. This is also useful for people who have images turned off on their browser, in which case a description will display where the image would have been.


  • Located at the top of each page (except for the home page) and directly below the main navigation, “breadcrumb” navigation provides a reference to where the current page is positioned within the website's page structure, allowing you to navigation back to parent pages.

Keyboard Commands:

  • Navigate through our web pages without the use of a mouse.
    (Note: Some commands may not work with every Internet browser version.)

    If you want to...


    Increase text size

    Ctrl + +

    Decrease text size

    Ctrl - -

    Move forward from link to link


    Move backward from link to link

    Shift + Tab

    Move from box to box


    Go to top of page

    Ctrl + Home

    Go to bottom of page

    Ctrl + End

    Close window

    Ctrl + W

    Go back a page

    Alt + Left Arrow

    Go forward a page

    Alt + Right Arrow

    Go to search box

    Alt + S

More Keyboard Shortcuts:

Related Sites:

Difficulty Accessing Material:

If you have difficulty accessing any material on this site, please contact us in writing and we will work with you to make the information available. You can direct your request to our Webmaster.

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