Accessibility

Overview

The Cherished Pets Remembered website is designed around accessibility to as many visitors as possible, including individuals with disabilities. This website aims to comply with the Web Content Acessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 and of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Alternate Access To This Website's Content

With as few exceptions as possible, all content on this site is accessible via screen readers and other accessibility tools currently available. If you have any issues accessing content on this site, please contact our web developer Anttix at 877-426-8849.

What are Web Accessibility Requirements?

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 consist of several recommendations for making all content on a website accessible to individuals with visual and audial impairments. The focus is on the large portion of the population with blindness, low vision, deafnes and hearing impairments, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, and other disabilties that impair the usage of desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. In general, the guidelines make websites more effective for all users as well.

Section 508 requires federal agencies to make all electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to individuals with disabilities unless it would create an undue burden on the office. The requirements of Section 508 apply to an agency's procurement of EIT, as well as the office's development, maintenance, or use of EIT.

Although federal agencies are required to make all EIT Section 508 compliant, individuals may only file complaints or lawsuits to enforce Section 508's requirements for EIT systems purchased or deployed on or after June 21, 2001. Learn more at FAR Final Rule.

Federal agencies have additional responsibilities under Section 501 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. These Sections require that our city:

  • Provide reasonable accommodation to employees with disabilities
  • Ensure members of the public with disabilities can access EIT
  • Take other actions necessary to prevent discrimination on the basis of disability in their programs