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Solution Development

The Stage 3 assists in evaluating the solution development.

The following information will assist with the completion of the solution design chosen to fulfill the procurement requirements as outlined in Government Code 7405 and SAM 4833. In addition, it will provide strong support when responding to accessibility-related questions in the Stage 3 Solution Development submission.


Business Analysis | Alternative Analysis | Solution-Development | Approval


Project Manager

What to consider?

What to do?

Sample Requirements for Accessibility

Sample 1: System Design

Requirements language may include:

  1. Vendor solution must conform to, at a minimum, the standards for accessibility as set forth in Section 508 and ADA Title II, which includes WCAG 2.0.
  2. System must allow access to persons with disabilities using assistive technology.
  3. User experience must use accessible contrast ratios in hue, value and Chroma. Maximizing contrast in all three of these dimensions of color ensures the readability of text and the decipherability of images and other visual elements.
  4. System must provide captions and/or American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation on all help/instructions audio/videos.
  5. System must enable users to bypass “timeout” barriers
  6. System must provide a link feature to request accessible services (examples: you can speak to a live person, meet in person, request documents in a format that makes it accessible to you)
  7. System must identify header and row information for each data cell by using HTML when tables with header and row identifiers are used to display in formation or data

Sample Requirements Language for Accessibility

Sample 2: Testing

IT Access California suggests that requirement language includes:
"System must have usability testing conducted by a cross section of people with physical disabilities including: blind, low vision, deaf, and a mobility impairment that prevents using a mouse."
Response to Section 3.11.5 in Stage Gate Based on a review of the possible accessibility exceptions, the answer to this question for most state departments should be "yes." If the answer is "no"¯ please look at the provided accessibility reference material to confirm your answer.