A good-faith effort has been made to ensure that the www.sgc.ca.gov website is accessible to all visitors, including visitors with disabilities. This website has been developed in compliance with California Government Code sections 7405 and 11135. This website also complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, at a minimum of Level AA. We have posted the Website Accessibility Certification form for this site.
There are various types of physical disabilities that impact user interaction on the web. Vision loss, hearing loss, limited manual dexterity, and cognitive disabilities are examples, with each having different means by which to access electronic information effectively. Our goal is to provide a good web experience for all visitors.
Third Party Documents
The Strategic Growth Council (SGC) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of the external websites or external documents linked to on this website.
Members of the public who submit documents to the Strategic Growth Council for posting on the website should submit the documents in an accessible format. For more information, please see the State of California’s Accessibility Standards.
Public comments submitted to the Strategic Growth Council will be considered regardless of the format in which they are received.
Below you will find a list of some of the technology solutions we have integrated to make our website easy to navigate, fast-loading, and accessible.
WCAG 2.0 Level AA
- The template adheres to WCAG 2.0 AA Guidelines and Success Criteria organized under the following 4 principles:
- Provide text alternatives for non-text content.
- Provide captions and other alternatives for multimedia.
- Create content that can be presented in different ways, including by assistive technologies, without losing meaning.
- Make it easier for users to see and hear content.
- Make all functionality available from a keyboard.
- Give users enough time to read and use content.
- Do not use content that causes seizures.
- Help users navigate and find content.
- Make text readable and understandable.
- Make content appear and operate in a predictable manner
- Help users avoid and correct mistakes.
- Maximize compatibility with current and future user tools
These additions increase the level of accessibility and empowerment to our audience in creating a fully accessible website and documents for the enjoyment of all.
- Located at the top and directly below the main navigation, provides a trail of where you are and where you have been. Breadcrumbs make it easier to navigate your way back to the root folder.
Keyboard Commands for:
- California’s Accessibility Standards
- Americans with Disabilities Act Notice
- California Commission on Disability Access (CCDA)
- California Department of Rehabilitation (DoR)
If you need assistance accessing content contained on this website in an alternate format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact us via phone at 916-322-2318.
To enable us to respond in a manner that will be of most help to you, please indicate:
- The nature of the accessibility need
- Your preferred format (electronic format, large print, etc.).
- The web address of the requested material
- Your full contact information, so we can reach you if additional information is required.
Grievance Procedure Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
This grievance procedure is established in accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). It may be used by anyone who wishes to file a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of disability in the provision of services, activities, or programs, by the Strategic Growth Council. The Nondiscrimination Policy governs employment-related complaints of disability discrimination.
The complaint should be in writing and contain information about the alleged discrimination such as name, address, phone number of complainant and location, date, and description of the problem. (Alternative means of filing complaints, such as personal interviews, telephone interviews, or a tape recording of the complaint, will be made available upon request for persons with disabilities.)
The complaint should be submitted by the complainant and/or designee as soon as possible but no later than 60 calendar days after the alleged violation to:The Strategic Growth Council
Attn: ADA Coordinator
Personnel Office1400 Tenth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814Voice: (916) 324-9736
Within 30 calendar days after receipt of the complaint, the ADA Coordinator or designee will contact the complainant to discuss the complaint and the possible resolutions.
Within 30 calendar days of the contact, the ADA Coordinator or designee will respond in writing. The response will explain the findings of SGC and offer options for resolution of the complaint. (Responses, where appropriate, will be made in a format accessible to the complainant.)
If the complainant and/or designee is dissatisfied with the response by the ADA Coordinator or designee, the complainant and/or designee may appeal the decision within 30 calendar days after receipt of the response.
Appeals shall be filed with the Deputy Director of Administration and sent to:Strategic Growth Council
ATTN: Deputy Director of Administration1400 Tenth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814Voice: (916) 445-0613
Within 30 calendar days after receipt of the appeal, the designee will contact the complainant to discuss the complaint and possible resolutions.
Within 30 calendar days after the contact, the designee will respond in writing with a final resolution of the complaint. Responses, where appropriate, will be made in a format accessible to the complainant.
All written complaints received by the ADA Coordinator or designee, appeals to the designee, and responses from these two offices will be retained by SGC for at least three years.
Use of this grievance procedure is not a prerequisite to the pursuit of other remedies, such as filing of a disability complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, or other appropriate state or federal agencies.
This document may be made available in alternate formats as a reasonable accommodation upon request.