Strategy and Development
The city of New Hope website is designed to offer citizens, businesses, and visitors easy and efficient access to various government resources. The site is also designed to incorporate several features to improve accessibility and use. These features include:
- Valid XHTML and CSS. The city’s website meets markup language standards established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). To learn more about the W3C, please visit their website at http://www.w3.org.
- Consistent navigation and page layout. All pages look and function alike to ensure that navigation is simple and information is easy to find and read. Also, the website has been designed for most commonly used screen resolutions and without the need to scroll sideways.
- Printer-friendly pages. Every page on the city’s website prints in a friendly manner to provide information in an easy to read format while using a limited amount of paper and ink/toner.
- Font size selector. The option to enlarge or decrease font sizes is available on every page in the upper right hand corner.
- Site search. A site search feature is available on all pages in the upper left hand corner to quickly find information.
- Page location indicator. Near the top of each page, the location of the current page is displayed.
Accessibility Design Guidelines
The following accessibility guidelines were considered when designing the website:
- Standard fonts are used throughout the website to prove legible and easy to read pages.
- Wherever possible, live text is used instead of graphics to reduce the download time of pages.
- Information is not exclusively conveyed using color. This doesn't mean that colors are not used to organize information; instead it means there are also other, non-color dependent ways of doing this.
- All images and hyperlinks, where appropriate, have an alternative text attribute.
Many popular operating systems and browsers contain built-in accessibility tools. To learn more, please visit one or more of the following pages:
Adobe Reader is required to view and print PDF files that appear on this website.
- To download Adobe Reader at no cost, please visit http://get.adobe.com/reader/
- To read PDF documents with a screen reader, please visit the Access Adobe website which provides useful tools and resources.
Every effort is made to adhere to 508 requirements as set forth by the W3C Accessibility Initiative. If you have difficulty accessing this site, or have any comments or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us.