ADA Compliance

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, if the government entities receive federal funding, the Rehabilitation
Act of 1973 generally require that state and local governments provide qualified individuals with disabilities equal
access to their programs, services, or activities unless doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of their
programs, services, or activities or would impose an undue burden. One way to help meet these requirements is to
ensure that government websites have accessible features for people with disabilities, using the simple steps
described in this document. An agency with an inaccessible website may also meet its legal obligations by providing
an alternative accessible way for citizens to use the programs or services, such as a staffed telephone information
line. These alternatives, however, are unlikely to provide an equal degree of access in terms of hours of operation
and the range of options and programs available.
The following are standards implemented on this website to meet nondiscrimination requirements of Title II of the ADA and/or Section 508 compliance.
HTML Code Standards – Use titles, context, and other heading structures to help users navigate complex pages or elements.
Images with Text Equivalents – Use of ALT and LONGDESC text is implemented to support screen readers. This is
especially critical with complex graphics.

Link Destinations on Images – All images containing a URL have an ALT link on the URL as well as the image to
inform users as to the destination of the link.

Document Linking and Embed – Design specification for loading all attached documents as not only PDF format but
also an RTF or HTML format.

Color and Font Size Adjustment – Website will be developed abiding to best-practices to allow for support of color
and font-size adjustment from end-user settings in web browser and/or operating system.

Video/Audio Alternative Transcripts – Design specification for text-based alternative content to Video/Audio
embeds.

Forms – Thorough form field descriptions through use of LABEL tags for easy accessibility when screen
readers are implemented. Additionally, form fields are in a logical tab order.

Content Tables – Table cells are associated with the appropriate headers (e.g. with the id, headers, scope and/or
axis HTML attributes)

No Use of Animated Graphics or Image Maps – To reduce error of screen readers, use of animated graphics,
slideshows, etc. should be avoided.

Skip Navigation – Include a ‘Skip Navigation’ button to help those using text readers

Easy Access To Contact – Provide a way for visitors to request accessible information or services by posting a
telephone number or email address on home page.

Training – Site managers are provided with training on how to maintain basic accessibility requirements through proper
management of content