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Connecticut State Digital Accessibility Requirements

The state has developed a set of requirements that are specified in their Universal Web Site Accessibility Policy for State Web Sites, which is periodically updated. State agencies must also conform to WCAG 1.0 Level A standards. State web design requirements include specific standards for universal design, text-based design, and graphics and images.

Universal design standards require a streamlined layout with clear, consistent navigation and structure, high-contrast colors, and text alternatives for all non-text elements, all of which are usable on a variety of web technologies.

Text-based design requires proper punctuation, straightforward paragraphs instead of columns, tables, images of text, or forms, limit hyperlinks per line of text and describe hyperlinks and lists clearly. Graphics and images should be minimal, have a minimal number of colors, and be described with alternative text, and backgrounds should be clean and not distract from the text.

Public Accommodation Laws

It shall be a discriminatory practice to deny any person within the jurisdiction of this state full and equal accommodations in any place of public accommodation, resort, or amusement because of intellectual, mental, or physical disability. 

Violation Penalties

Connecticut damages allow plaintiffs to be awarded relief in the form of temporary or permanent injunctive relief, attorney’s fees, and court costs.

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