The City of Corpus Christi is committed to making its information and communication technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities by meeting or exceeding the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 508 is a federal law that requires agencies to provide individuals with disabilities access to electronic and information technology and data comparable to those who do not have disabilities. To meet this commitment, our web pages have been designed to meet or exceed the Section 508 standards. More information on Section 508 and the technical standards can be found at www.section508.gov.
In addition to features necessary for supporting the Section 508 standards, the City has referenced WCAG 2.0 standards, which go beyond requirements set by Section 508. The W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 can be found at http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/. Accessibility features of WCAG 2.0, which have been incorporated into this site, include:
- Text Alternatives: Photos are labeled with Alternative Text.
- Adaptable: Content elements respond to the display size.
- Distinguishable: Our color scheme provides sufficient contrast for all users.
- Keyboard Accessible: The site can be navigated through keyboard shortcuts.
- Seizure Considerations: We have not incorporated elements that blink or flash.
- Navigable: We have applied a consistent navigation for every page on the site.
- Readable: We strive to use clear, simple language and large enough font sizes.
- Predictable: Interface elements will have the same styles and behaviors.
- Input Assistance: Our CMS requires input of accessibility text.
- Compatible: We are separating CSS from HTML, which separates design from content.
Portable Document Format (PDF) documents are available for most of the City's longer documents. Most documents feature readable text, however the City has many online PDFs and we are still in the process of trying to eliminate scanned PDFs that render as images to screen readers.
If you are someone who uses a screen-reader and you've encounter a document that is not readable by your screen-reader, please contact us for further assistance. For questions, comments or requests about accessibility of information and communication technologies, please fill out the form below or call the City at (361) 826-2489.
If you would like to file a Section 508 related complaint, please complete the Citizen Accessibility Grievance Form linked below: