In response to the needs ensuring equal access to electronic and information technologies, lockhavenpa.gov has been developed according to a set of Universal Access Design standards for Web pages. The city is pleased to provide an alternative medium for accessing information about our programs and services. The city uses the theme Twenty Thirteen for WordPress which is tagged “accessibility ready” by its designers. The city chooses Universal Access Design standards for Web pages incorporated into its codebase in recognition of those individuals with visual, physical or developmental disabilities.
Universal Access Design calls for appropriate use of auxiliary aids and services where necessary to ensure clear communication. The adhered to standards are developed in part based on recommendations by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). The process of incorporating Universal Access Design elements into lockhavenpa.gov will evolve as the site grows, and also as the standards themselves grow.