The Vernon Township Municipal Utilities Authority website has been designed to be fully accessible to all users regardless of technological or physical disability. This page outlines the specific features and initiatives which have been implemented to facilitate access.
A “Skip to main content” link is available at the top of every web page. This allows users with mobility impairments and those who use screen reader software to go directly to the main content of a web page without having to deal with repetitive navigation links.
Page Zoom (Magnification) and Text Sizing Options
Generally speaking, there are two ways to magnify the contents of a web page—you can increase the size of the text or you can zoom the entire page layout. While either method will make it easier to read our content, when you increase the size of the text, graphics and images within the page remain unchanged. On the other hand, page zoom resizes all elements of the page, not just text.
Documents in PDF Format
In order to provide online access to township forms in their original formatting, we use Adobe Acrobat to create Portable Document Format (PDF) files. To view PDFs, you will need the freely available Adobe Reader software installed on your computer, version 8 or higher.
This website has been built using valid HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in accordance with the standards created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the governing body for the web that sets standards for technical development. These standards, known as Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), set forth the requirements for making website content accessible.
Accessibility isn’t just about making sure blind people can use this site. It’s about removing barriers and making a website usable to a wide range of people. This includes, for example, someone with arthritis or multiple sclerosis who has difficulty using a mouse, an older user with low vision, a site visitor with dyslexia, as well as those who use assistive technologies to access the Internet.
Because web standards incorporate and support accessibility, a standards-compliant website ensures that everyone has equal access to the same information—a basic tenet of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In the public sector, it is incumbent upon local government to provide residents with an accessible municipal website. The Township of Randolph website also complies with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998).