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Arizona State Digital Accessibility Requirements

The Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology Office shall develop, implement and maintain detailed accessibility standards for a number of different website elements and functionalities. This policy applies to websites for all public state offices, branches, and departments, including organizations that receive state funding. These agencies must use high-contrasting colors, alt text for images, properly tagged lists and tables, transcripts or captions for audio and video content, offer text-only and downloadable PDF or other web content, and accessible form labels. Additionally, all digital resources must be keyboard navigable.

Public Accommodation Laws

No individual may be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of any place of public accommodation by any person who owns, leases, leases to others or operates a place of public accommodation.

Violation Penalties

Plaintiffs may recover actual and compensatory damages, including damages for emotional distress, in addition to court costs. If it’s appropriate to vindicate public interest, a penalty of up to $5,000 for first-time violations or up to $10,000 for repeat violations against the party responsible for the violation.

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