Our Progress Toward Universal Access
During the interim between sessions, the Interim Committee pages are some of the most widely used on the website, and the web development team is excited to announce the following enhancements that improve the accessibility of these pages:
- The home page has been restructured and optimized to load faster
- There is a new “Meetings” page that will allow you to view all meetings for the interim by month
- All pages have been redesigned to be fully responsive; this improves the usability on devices with smaller resolutions such as mobile devices
- A new WCAG-2.0-compliant menu has been introduced that includes the ability to drill down into our list of interim committees. This functionality replaces a TreeView and splitter control that were causing accessibility problems.
- A new “Apply to Serve” tab has been added for each committee that accepts applications from members of the public to serve on the interim committee. You can still access the “Apply to Serve” page for all committees via the “Committees” menu dropdown.
- Several other minor accessibility improvements and bug fixes
The team continues to improve the accessibility of our website and, as always, we value your feedback. If you have any questions, concerns or feedback, please use our feedback form to contact us.
The web development team has remediated the following pages on our site:
- Facts About the Nevada Legislature
- General Information
- Legislative Process
- Share Your Opinion on Bills
- View Comments on Bills
In addition to this, our Support Services group has implemented a process to improve the optical character recognition (OCR) of meeting exhibits.
Remediation work on the bills, committees, budgets and meetings "detail" pages is nearing completion. These pages, such as the NELIS page for AB 1 , include a TreeView on the left-hand side of the page and a tabbed interface on the right. We have one outstanding issue affecting Firefox keyboard navigation and are in the process of filing a bug report with the vendor of the TreeView control that is causing this issue.
The Lobbyist pages have also been updated to conform to our accessibility standards.
The web development team has reworked the Contact the Nevada Legislature page with accessibility in mind. Additionally, the following NELIS changes were made:
- The PDF document viewer will now show a more noticeable focus outline to improve keyboard navigability
- Panel-bar listings on the "BDRs", "Bills", "Budgets", "Committees" and "Reports & Links" pages are now fully keyboard navigable
- The "My Profile" page has been remediated of accessibility issues
- Reports Improvements
- The favorite "star" has been remediated of accessibility issues
- Upgraded our Telerik Reporting framework to the latest version
- "Status of Legislation" report has been remediated
- "Bills by Date Introduced" report has been remediated
- "Subscriptions by Tag" report has been remediated
Based on feedback we've received, we've remediated the accessibility of the Legislative Events Calendar pages to meet our standard of WCAG 2.0 compliance at the AA level. This work includes the following changes:
- Rendering of pages has been greatly improved for mobile browsers
- Semantic HTML5 elements and proper heading tags utilized to improve the document outline
- Controls and links on the Calendar and Request an Event pages now have clear focus outlines
- PDFs generated from the calendar page have been unlocked so that screen readers can access the content
- "View all events for this week" links on the Calendar page have been changed from images to text
- On the Request an Event page
- We've made the page keyboard accessible, which includes improvements to the "Event Date" field that utilizes a datepicker control. Dates can now be easily changed using the arrow keys.
- Validation messages have been moved to the top of the form
- All fields are now properly labelled
We've made further updates to the Nevada Electronic Legislative Information System (NELIS) including upgrading the PDF viewer to the latest version of PDF.js (v1.10.100) and remediating accessibility issues with:
- Main landing page for NELIS
- PLT pages and email
- Authentication and registration
- BDRs, Bills, Budgets & Committees list pages
As always, we welcome your feedback, please use our feedback form to let us know how we're doing and where we can improve.
We've updated following session pages with accessibility and mobile device enhancements:
The Nevada Electronic Legislative Information System (NELIS) is in the process of being remediated and we've released the following updates:
- NELIS logo converted to text, added abbreviation tooltip
- Improved color contrast
- Made the landing page, header, footer more accessible
We welcome your feedback. Please use our feedback form to let us know how we're doing and where we can improve.
We've released a new version of the www.leg.state.nv.us homepage to address the following areas:
- Keyboard navigability - specifically on the main top-left menu
- Color contrast
- Images missing alt tags
- Ensured that the page has landmarks and proper document structure
- Set the page language
We've also implemented a feedback form on all pages and would appreciate your feedback. Additionally, we've added a new Universal Access page which details our commitment to universal access with accessibility-related information for our website as well as physical premises. The new pages are:
Our Broadcast and Productions Services group has made the following improvements:
- Added Assistive Listening systems to rooms 4406 and 4412E in the Grant Sawyer Building in Las Vegas. Meeting attendees can request an assistive listening device from our staff in Las Vegas.