The City of Olathe is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
This website endeavors to comply with best practices and standards as defined by Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act and level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user-friendly for all people.
If you would like additional assistance or have accessibility concerns, please contact The City of Olathe Office of Communications using OlatheConnect or by phone - 913-971-8612.
All site pages are being run through a W3C compliant validation product, currently SiteImprove™, to monitor compliancy to WCAG guidelines.
We will continue to test the site to make sure that all content on the site is accessible to all visitors.
We will also continue to work to improve the accessibility standards of our website.
This site includes the following accessibility features:
- Alternative text detail for images
- Adjustable font sizing
- Captioned videos
- W3C accessibility guidelines - Explains the reasons behind each guideline.
- U.S. Federal Government Section 508 accessibility guidelines.
- JAWS - Screen reader for Windows. A time-limited, downloadable demo is available.
- Lynx - Free text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays.
- Opera - Visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, user stylesheets, image toggle. A free downloadable version is available. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and several other operating systems.
- WAVE - Free service from WebAIM to analyze web pages for compliance to accessibility guidelines.
- HTML Validator - Free service for checking that web pages conform to published HTML standards.
- Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer - Tool for viewing your web pages without a variety of modern browser features.
- Lynx Viewer - Free service for viewing what your web pages would look like in Lynx.
- WebAIM - Non-profit organization dedicated to improving accessibility to online learning materials.