The Secretary of State's Office is committed to the universal accessibility of voter information contained on its website. The design of MyVote and other pages with voter information are optimized to ensure broad readability and usability, which include accessibility criteria and features for people with disabilities, so they may be able to see, understand, and navigate the website effectively.
The website is currently a combination of new and old technologies, and new and existing content. MyVote and supporting web pages are compliant with Section 508 of the United States Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, and other accessibility best practices and recommendations. However, MyVote contains links to campaign, other state agency and third-party websites and features that may not be in compliance with the accessibility guidelines. Some existing content may meet only the minimum required compliance standards. This will be resolved as departments and others update their existing websites and continue efforts to monitor and maintain acceptable compliance levels. However, this may not include third party software/tools, search engines, widgets, Add Ins, APIs, etc. which the Secretary of State's Office does not maintain or control.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
MyVote and supporting web pages are designed with style sheets that allow a consistent, uniform appearance of headings and body text. This design feature also enables some browsers to override the style sheets with their own, thus providing content that is easier viewed by those who have visual impairments.
The background and foreground colors on the MyVote web pages provide sufficient contrast to be viewable by someone having color deficits.
MyVote has been tested for accessibly and works well with common screen readers like JAWS, Windows-Eyes, NVDA, ZoomText, and Voiceover. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Apple Safari work best with JAWS, Window-Eyes, NVDA, ZoomText, or Voiceover (for MAC). Microsoft Internet Explorer works best with JAWS, Window-Eyes or ZoomText