Digital Accessibility

Creating Accessible Content

As state employees, it’s our duty to ensure that the content we produce is accessible to all citizens, including those who rely on assistive technology in their daily lives. By adhering to best practices for creating accessible documents, websites, and apps, we not only make our content usable for everyone but also ensure legal compliance.

Automatic Accessibility Checker

To help improve usability across state agency websites, Digital Commons provides the Editoria11y accessibility checker. The accessibility checker highlights potential issues for content creators, indicates their severity, explains why they can be problematic, and offers advice on how to fix them.

Learn more about the Editoria11y accessibility checker

N.C. Digital Accessibility Community of Practice

Digital Accessibility Community of Practice

The N.C. Digital Accessibility Community of Practice (A11y CoP) is a collaborative and inclusive forum where individuals with a common interest in digital accessibility come together to share insights, expertise and best practices.

Through regular meetings, presentations and online discussions, members contribute to a collective pool of knowledge, ultimately promoting a culture of accessibility that transcends individual expertise and benefits the broader community.

Joining the A11y CoP is a dynamic investment that not only enriches individual experiences but also contributes to the collective advancement of digital accessibility at the state of North Carolina.

Join the A11y CoP

Rules & Standards

D.O.J. Accessibility Rule for State and Local Govt.

The U.S. Department of Justice recently published a rule and fact sheet clarifying the obligations of state and local governments to make their websites and mobile apps accessible for people of every capability. 

Read the D.O.J. Accessibility Rule

 

N.C. Accessibility and Usability Standard

The N.C. Department of Information Technology published guidance related to websites and other online services intended for the public. The standard is to prioritize a digital-first public experience for the 10.2 million North Carolinians who interact with state government online.

Read the N.C. Digital Accessibility and Usability Standard