Information Technology Policies and Standards

Title
Website Accessibility
Type
Policy
Category
Web
Status
Approved
Approved
01/08/2003
Revised
10/10/2007
To Be Reviewed
10/14/2009
Scope
Applies to the City websites www.cabq.gov and eweb.cabq.gov.
Policy
The City of Albuquerque shall make City websites comply with level 1 accessibility guidelines as set by the World Wide Web Consortium.

The City shall work with contractors to ensure that all work for and related to City websites complies with level 1 accessibility as set by the World Wide Web Consortium.
Rationale
This policy ensures a professional City of Albuquerque web presence that meets current conventions in government website management.

The City of Albuquerque wishes to provide information and services that are accessible to as many people as possible.

Federal websites are required to comply with even more stringent accessibility guidelines, commonly known as Section 508 Compliance. (More information on section 508 here: http://www.section508.gov/)

More information on these guidelines can be found on the World Wide Web Consortium website: http://www.w3.org/WAI/

Additionally, here is a very nicely written explanation of how to develop for accessibility: http://www.access-board.gov/sec508/guide/1194.22.htm

Contact: Mark T. Leech, (505) 768-3731