Welcome! You may be new to our website, or want to know how to use our website better. We're proud of our website development, and the care taken to make it as accessible as possible to all visitors.
Google lists the City of Leavenworth website as "Mobile-Friendly" (accessible to smartphones, tablets, and other touch-screen devices), and indexes it as such. "Mobile-Friendly" compliance is based on the use of Responsive Web Design (RWD), which allows access to all website elements without the use of separate, limited mobile-only themes or templates.
Accessibility applies to:
Design and development of this website adheres to the following:
Accessibility guidelines and web standards compliance:
Note: External links will exit City of Leavenworth.
The City of Leavenworth is not responsible for external website content.
More information about general website accessibility, usability, and standards compliance may be found on the Web Accessibility Initiative website.
Accessibility guidelines and web standards compliance is demonstrated throughout this website as follows:
Tableless page layout is specified using CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Layout consists of the following design characteristics:
When CSS are not applied to a page or are otherwise disabled, the five presentation areas are displayed in linear fashion, in the above order.
Page templates are used throughout the site to provide branding and commonality, and to properly support content areas.
Content is website information conveyed with text, such as headings, titles, and paragraphs.
All pages on this site use semantic markup. Hierarchical
H5 tags are used to define content area titles, subtitles, and headings.
Content is independent of page layout, and will properly display if CSS are not available or disabled.
The Web Accessibility Initiative website has instructions to disable CSS (render a basic display) in the major web browsers.
A dynamic font-size utility is present at the extreme upper-right of every page. Its use allows a user to increase the font size for just one page, or for all pages until manually returned to the default.
Alternately, the Web Accessibility Initiative website has instructions to change text size in the major web browsers.
Color is used to enhance site appearance, however the site is usable without color. Key elements are identified by other means (such as underlined links).
Color contrast is used throughout the site to define text against the background.
The Web Accessibility Initiative website has instructions to change text color in major web browsers.
Images are not used to display text. Reliance on images as text may look pleasing to the eye, but implied text meaning is useless to search engines, translation services, or alternative web browsers, and breaks independent content display when CSS are disabled.
Images have suitable
alt attributes, and display
title attributes when necessary to further define the image. Images used for color or layout applications will display a null
Links may be tabbed-through (and identified by link focus) with the keyboard, allowing mouse-free navigation.
Other "skip" or "return" links may be present depending on requirements.
Navigation bar links are identified by placement in a defined navigation bar, and change in color on hover or keyboard focus.
Title links are identified by with the
» symbol directly to the right of the title, and change in color on hover or keyboard focus.
Other links are readily identified by an underline that disappears on hover or keyboard focus (replaced by a light-color font/dark-color background combination).
When links aren't properly identified in context or by surrounding text,
title attributes describe the link and/or target in greater detail.
External links are identified by link title text, and this icon at the end of the link. If an accessibility issue is known, an "Accessibility Note" will preceed the link.
The Accessibility Note identifies the link target as an external website, and gives troubleshooting advice when accessibility is limited or compromised. The visitor is given alternative ways to retrieve the information.
Document links open .pdf or .doc files in a new window. They're identified by link title text "Document Link Opens in a New Window", and this icon at the end of the link.
All form controls are appropriately and explicitly labeled, and are keyboard navigable.
A contact email address and telephone number is provided as an alternative form of access for online forms.
Contact us if you have questions about our website's accessibility, usability, or why a particular feature is present (or not present, as the case may be).
Additional information about general website accessibility, usability, and standards compliance may be found on the Web Accessibility Initiative website.