Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
In a large part, it means providing a site whereby purely
visual elements can be represented as text, which then can be processed by
screen-reader technology and read to the visually impaired.
It also means constructing navigations system that are
simply structured, anticipating how a disabled person may use and site, and anticipating the type of
assistive technologies they may use -- moving down, across and through busy Web site pages.
While much of the standards provided -- primarily from the globally-connected
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
-- remain wide open to various interpretations and solutions,
compliance can mean the difference
between opening the doors wider to governmental service delivery versus slamming the doors closed to some of your citizens.
This is why you'll find the Oakland County Web site:
- Is provided in
Strict standards are in place related to design and layout,
- Is constructed so that all graphics are specifically labeled.
Oakland County is committed to continuing its development philosophy whereby accessibility is
one of the highest priorities.