Web Accessibility Guidelines

The City of Mesa is committed to providing equal access to its electronic information technologies and services for all residents, visitors and business customers. As the World Wide Web has become an essential means by which we provide information to and conduct transactions with our community, our goal is to provide information and services in ways that work effectively for all.

It is one of our goals to continually improve the Web site to achieve compliance with the latest standards in functionality and universal accessibility. We follow the federal ADA Section 508 rules, as well as guidelines provide by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).**

The City of Mesa Diversity Office also administers and oversees compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Part of their mission is to serve as an advocate and provide information for people with disabilities. The City is working hard to make all buildings, programs and facilities available and accessible to all people.

**Mesa continually strives to meet standards. Mesa's ability to alter third party software, however, is limited and as such may not strictly comply with standards.

Tools for Blind & Visually Impaired Users
Adobe, the makers of Acrobat and Acrobat Reader, have developed tools to assist blind and visually impaired users. Please visit the Adobe Accessibility area for more information. Please note that the tools designed to create simple HTML documents easily read by standard speech-synthesis software will not retain the graphic images or text formatting of an original Adobe PDF.

Additional Applications
Some of the services and information posted on Mesaaz.gov require that a user download and install additional applications as part of their browser software. The basic versions of these applications are offered, at no cost, on the vendors' Web sites. (Recent versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape Communicator may have these applications installed.) These applications include:

Adobe ReaderAdobe Acrobat Reader - The City uses Adobe Acrobat to create Portable Document Format (PDF) files to provide online access to City documents in their original formatting. There are several converter applications available online that will convert PDF documents into a variety of alternate document formats, including simple HTML.

Site users who encounter difficulty using this site are requested to contact the City Web Specialist describing the nature of the problem and the section where the difficulty was encountered.    



Overall City Accessibility

High Contrast

If your computer is already set for High Contrast mode, activate it by pressing:
(Left) Alt + (Left) Shift + Print Screen
(Turn High Contrast off by pressing the same keys again.)


Adobe ReaderReading some documents provided on this site requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader, available for free from Adobe.  Adobe, the Adobe logo, Acrobat, and the Acrobat logo, are trademarks of Adobe Systems, Inc.