Welcome to Virginia's Web Accessibility Template Guide

The security of your personal information is important to us!

Diligent efforts are made to ensure the security of COV systems. Before you use this Web site to conduct business with the COV, please ensure your personal computer is not infected with malicious code that collects your personal information. This code is referred to as a keylogger. The way to protect against this is to maintain current Anti-Virus and security patches .

For more information on protecting your personal information online, refer to Guide to Online Protection.

Online Protection Glossary

Common Banner Code

The latest information on the updated Common Banner can be found here: http://www.vita.virginia.gov/common_banner/index.html.

Compliance Checklist for the Web Site Standard (ITRM GOV106-00) Template

In addition to meeting Section 508/WAI Level A accessibility requirements in the Accessibility Standard, public websites must adhere to the Web Site Standard’s Template. This checklist will help you keep track.

What's New

PSG Links: Policies, Standards and Guidelines Documents are now Available for Download!

Visit http://www.vita.virginia.gov/library/default.aspx?id=663 for the latest document downloads.

Meet the new Commonwealth Banner for state Web sites!

This great new addition to the Commonwealth Web Site Standard provides rich functionality for users and further enhances the citizen-driven goal of achieving common look and feel. It is a key component of the Kaine Administration's initiatives to assist citizens in finding the government services they need, even and especially if they do not know which agency provides those services. Read more at the VITA Web Site.

The Goal of this Site.

The goal of this site is to educate web developers of all skill levels in accessible web design techniques. The site covers both conceptual and technical levels of design, and should support a developer from planning to publishing. It should be noted that accessibility, and certainly web design; are ever-changing entities. This web site will be updated and maintained as new techniques and standards are developed.

The Plan of Action.

In order to best help developers learn and start building, this site itself is the study guide. It has been outfitted with every feature and overcome the most common obstacles to accessibility. The site is maximally accessible. That is, it has achieved the most stringent and difficult to obtain accessibility ratings from the W3C. Users of this site should be able to use it to create a complete and full-featured, maximally accessible web site.
Level A conformance icon, W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0  Valid HTML 4.01!  Valid CSS!
This File Was Last Modified: Wednesday September 09 2009