California has established the Forced or Involuntary Sterilization Compensation Program. Survivors of state-sponsored sterilization can apply for compensation through CalVCB in January 2022. Please check back for more details.

Accessibility

The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) website has been developed in compliance with Section D of the California Government Code 11135. Code 11135 requires that all electronic and information technology developed or purchased by the State of California Government is accessible to people with disabilities. 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.

We are constantly updating our content and striving to make it accessible. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact our webmaster at PublicAffairs@victims.ca.gov.


AB 434 Website Accessibility Certification

California Department of Technology, Statewide Information Maintenance Manual (SIMM)

Webmaster, Webmaster@victims.ca.gov

The undersigned certify that, as of July 1, 2021, the internet website of the California Victim Compensation Board is designed, developed and maintained to be in compliance with California Government Code Sections 7405 and 11135, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, or a subsequent version, as of the date of certification, published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium at a minimum Level AA success criteria.

[Signature of John Cramer, CalVCB Chief Information Officer], 7/1/2021

[Signature of Lynda Glendhill, CalVCB Executive Officer], 7/1/2021


Accessible Features

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.

Photographs/Images

  • Where appropriate, uses alternative text “alt”attributes. Alt attributes provide a written description of the image, which is accessible to screen readers, and it is visible when the mouse is placed over the image. This is also useful for people who have images turned off on their browser, in which case a description will display where the image used to be.

Keyboard Commands

  • Users can navigate through our web pages without the use of a mouse.
    (Note: Some commands may not work with every Internet browser version.)
If you want to…Select…
Increase text sizeCtrl + +
Decrease text sizeCtrl – –
Move forward from link to linkTab
Move backward from link to linkShift + Tab
Move from box to boxTab
Go to top of pageCtrl + Home
Go to bottom of pageCtrl + End
Close windowCtrl + W
Go back a pageAlt + Left Arrow
Go forward a pageAlt + Right Arrow

More Keyboard Shortcuts

Difficulty Accessing Our Material?

If you have difficulty accessing any material on this site, please contact us in writing and we will work with you to make the information available. You can direct your request to our Webmaster at webmaster@victims.ca.gov.

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