Edgeworth Borough Improves Website Accessibility


With the recent news of ADA Accessibility extending to websites, local governments have a decision to make. Do they make their websites more accessible so that people of all abilities have access to the information therein? Edgeworth Borough did just that. They took steps to ensure that people of all abilities can access the Allegheny County’s municipal website. 

What did the Borough do to improve accessibility?

To start, this local government added an accessibility statement to their website that encourages user to contact them in there is any part of the site that is no accessible.

The Accessible Poetry plugin was installed to allow users to manipulate font size, color, and contract.

The municipality also added alt tags to each image on the site to make it easier for screen readers to describe site elements.

accessible poetry plugin on borough website

Making a small government website accessible

If you are a PSAB member and take advantage of the website design program, you can make these changes to your website within your annual budget. Just remember that accessibility is not a once-and-done task. Take care when updating the website with images, text, and PDFs. If you have any questions about website accessibility, please feel free to contact us.

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