Web Accessibility Initiative Legislation
The City and County of San Francisco recognizes it's obligation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability civil rights laws to provide equal access to all City and County programs and activities. As a result the Mayor’s Office on Disability and the Mayor's Disability Council endorsed Web accessibility legislation submitted by the Department of Technology (DT) to ensure that each of the City Web sites is accessible to persons with disabilities.
On January 21st, 2005, the City’s Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution #2005-1 in support of a motion passed by the Disability Council in support of the DT Web Site Accessibility standards. This resolution called for the City to adopt the DT Web Site Accessibility recommendations as the single, applicable accessibility standard for all Web sites operated by all Departments and Subdivisions of the City and County (including those Web sites not under the purview of DT).
At the core of the DT Web Accessibility standards is the adoption of the Federal Access Board’s Section 508 guidelines, Subpart B (Technical Standards), paragraphs 1194.22 (a)-(p). This set of guidelines, ‘Web-based intranet and internet information and applications’, was adopted to ensure the accessibility of the City and County of San Francisco Web sites. View enhanced Web Accessibility Standards & Guidelines.