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.
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
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. Please visit
PDF Zone for additional resources.
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
Overall City Accessibility
If your computer is already set for High Contrast mode, activate it by
(Left) Alt + (Left) Shift + Print Screen
(Turn High Contrast off by pressing the same keys again.)
some documents provided on this site requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader,
available for free from
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Adobe Systems, Inc.