California Digital Inclusion Challenge

The California Digital Inclusion Program (CDIP) provided a way for organizations interested in improving the accessibility of their websites to get started with a realistic project to implement in under a year. The Center for Accessible Technology performed accessibility reviews of each participant’s website, trained them on accessibility best practices, provided technical assistance with implementation, and helped establish internal web accessibility guidelines to assist organizations in institutionalizing web accessibility considerations into their work.

In addition, organizations completing particularly robust or innovative accessibility improvements were honored at an annual awards dinner. This dinner brought together key industry representatives, elected officials, leaders from the disability community, and web managers to highlight the work of the participants. Live demonstrations, “before and after” contrasts, and video stories showed both the impact of web accessibility barriers on real people, and the techniques for creating accessible content.