Accessibility Information

The content on this site was designed to be accessible to individuals with disabilities and we strive to follow the best practices laid out by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. In additon, there is an integrated language translater on the top and bottom of each page to assist various users.

What is WCAG 2.0?

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these. Following these guidelines will also often make your Web content more usable to users in general. Learn More.

Language Translation

To help improve accessibility, this site utilizes a language translator powered by Google. By choosing a language from the Google Translate menu, the user will see the webpage translated to a language other than English. The City of Worcester strives for accurate translations. However, automatic machine translation cannot guarantee accuracy. Therefore, this translation will not be entirely correct with the website content. In addition, differences in regional language, at times, as well as images and PDF documents on the website may not be translated.

Font Size

Most modern web browsers allow users to control the size of text and page elements to improve readability and accessibility. To increase the size of text and page elements, hold Ctrl and press + (Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS) or ⌘ and + (Mac). To decrease, hold Ctrl and press - (Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS) or ⌘ and - (Mac).

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