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Digital Accessibility & The Americans With Disabilities Act

(Thursday, March 22, 2018) – The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that protects individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life including jobs, schools and transportation. In alignment with the ADA and to promote inclusion, the City of Sunny Isles Beach is working to improve overall accessibility to our digital content for all of our patrons.

Using global Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) as a standard, we are working to ensure all of our digital content is accessible to assistive technologies. We scan our website daily for errors and broken links and find specific conformance issues for compliance with web accessibility standards. We also measure and track our accessibility score according to an industry benchmark. We raised our website’s Accessibility Score from 69% to 93.5%, and are continuously working to improve our conformance level. Additionally, we are in the process of converting our online documents, to web forms, which are more accessible to assistive technologies allowing users to easily submit paperwork and applications digitally.

Our ADA Coordinator, Deputy City Manager Stan Morris, facilitates assistance for disabled residents and visitors of our City. He also investigates and seeks to resolve complaints regarding accessibility to City facilities or programs. Questions, concerns, comments or requests for accommodation should be made to smorris@sibfl.net. To read more about ADA guidelines and compliance, visit sibfl.net/city-hall/ada.