View our Position Statement on Accessibility
The NGCDD is working diligently to ensure all aspects of our services are accessible to the fullest extent of our current knowledge and resources. We believe embedding accessible, inclusive, universal design practices ensures people who have disabilities and/or use assistive technology devices (adaptive equipment that people with disabilities commonly use for information and communication access) have equal or comparable access to content.
One of our 5 year state plan objectives is to partner with other agencies to provide information on how to create accessible materials, media and websites, thereby; increasing the number of persons with I/DD that have access to important information.
Accessibility is for Everyone
We all know there are laws about making things accessible for people with disabilities, but why is it such a big deal? In this video, “Accessibility is for Everyone ” we hear from two State personnel who are part of a dedicated group tasked with moving Nevada’s ADA accessibility compliance forward, along with two college students who have visual impairments. They each speak from different perspectives and experiences, but share a common thread that accessibility and universal design are for everyone. Produced by the Nevada Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities in partnership with Mindful Media Services.
Our Current Website Accessible Features:
- Accessibility Button on the bottom left of all pages.
- Site Map
- Links in the text are underlined
- Target attributes are removed from links
- Outline added to all links on focus mode
- Alt text for non text images
Some content on our website was written by, or provided from, outside resources. For content written by, or provided from, outside resources, you will need to contact that resource directly for an accommodation request. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations as defined by ADA Title 2 Regulations for NGCDD sponsored materials, meetings and events.
Some simple rules to follow when considering accessibility features:
- When emailing PDF’s or other visual content such as event flyers, include informational details in the body of the email as well
- Use sans serif fonts such as Arial (Times New Roman is not a sans serif font)
- Include alternative text for images, graphics and tables
- Use built-in spacing, headings and styles in documents
- Use bulleted lists
- Use the accessibility checker feature built into most word software
- Download our Accessibility 101 checklist
- For more information on how to make content more accessible visit Inclusive Nevada. or ada.nv.gov.
For NGCDD sponsored materials, meetings or events, please direct accommodation requests to Ellen Marquez at email@example.com or 775-684-8619 as soon as possible, and at least five business days before a meeting or event.
Information regarding ADA issues related to government services, public accommodations, and filing complaints can be found on the State of Nevada’s Department of Administration, Human Resource Management ADA page