Accessibility

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) is committed to making our website equally accessible for all visitors. This website was designed, developed and maintained to comply with applicable accessibility laws including California Government Code Sections 7405 and 11135, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).   

Website Accessibility Certification – July 1, 2019    

We strive to maintain all information at applicable accessibility levels, but some content – including older documents, streaming video and archived materials – provides value to our website visitors but may not be fully accessible as of July 1, 2019. 

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy continues to work diligently to make that content accessible.  

If you have difficulty accessing any material on our website, please contact us and we will correct the problem or work to provide the information in an alternative format. 

Direct your request to:   

Email: accessibility@sierranevada.ca.gov 

Phone: (530) 823-4670

Contrast Adjustments

High contrast is necessary for many users. The State’s websites uses style sheets and some of the best contrast combinations, black on white, white on dark green, or blue on white. However, some users can see better using high contrast reverse types, such as white on black, or different colors. Below are guidelines for some common web browsers on how the user can customize their own web browser to better view all webpages.

Internet Explorer

Select the “Tools” menu. Select “internet Options”. Under the “General” tab, select “Accessibility”. Place a check mark in the box to “Ignore colors specified on webpages” and select the “OK” box. This will return you to the “General” tab. There select the “Colors” box and un-check the “use Windows colors” box. Use the “Text”, “Background”, “Unvisited Links”, and “Visited Links” boxes to select the colors desired (example: white text and black background). Select the “OK” box and then the “OK” box on the “General” tab and the colors should change on the browser.

Firefox

Select the “Tools” menu. Select “Options”. Select the “Content” tab. Select “Colors”. Select colors desired for “Text”, “Background”, “Unvisited Links”, and “Visited Links” (example: white text and black background) and uncheck “Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above”. Select the “OK” box, and then the “OK” box again. The colors should change on the browser.

Google Chrome

Accessibility Low-Vision Support such as High Contrast and Custom Color Support

There are a number of steps you can take to configure Chrome to run with custom contrast and colors:

  1. Install a Chrome Extension which allows you to specify your own custom color combinations.
    • Quick page action to apply/remove styling overrides on a per page, per domain or global basis (overriding webpage colors)
    • Optional background, text, links and visited links color configuration
    • Option for showing/hiding images
    • Option for showing/hiding Flash objects
  2. Use a Chrome Theme for some control of the color scheme of the Chrome user interface.

Font Adjustments

The fonts used on this site are a default size, which allows you to make adjustments according to your preference. The following is the easiest way to change the font size for some common web browsers.

Internet Explorer

Select the “View” menu. Highlight “Text Size”. Default setting will be medium. By changing the settings between largest and smallest; the text displayed on the page will be modified.

Firefox

Select the “Tools” menu. Select “Options”. Select the “Content” tab. Change the “Default Font” and “Size” values (for more advanced options, select “Advanced” next to the “Size” value). Select the “OK” box, and the fonts should change on the browser.

Google Chrome

Change text, image, and video sizes (zoom)

You can adjust the size of everything on the webpages you visit, including text, images, and videos.

  1. Select the Chrome menu (burger menu) on the browser toolbar
  2. Select “Settings.”
  3. Select “Show advanced settings.”
  4. In the “web Content” section, use the “Page zoom” drop-down menu to adjust the zoom.