ADA accessibility assistance contact:

Chuck Winn
Interim ADA Coordinator
Phone (406) 582-3232


Web Accessibility Policy (Draft)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a civil rights law that mandates the elimination of discrimination against persons with a qualifying disability. The City of Bozeman is committed in providing employees and the public, including individuals with disabilities, access to its web-based information and services. Striving to meet Recommendations is designed for compliance with Priority Two or AA standard of the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines and guidelines in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act that are not covered in WCAG 2.0 AA.

However, since the City of Bozeman web site provides links to many web sites that are not created or maintained by the City of Bozeman, it is possible that a site reached through City of Bozeman web site would not be accessible to persons with disabilities. Additional accessibility resources and assistance are available at

Web Accessibility Action Plan (Draft)

Beginning August 1, 2010, any new additions and/or revisions made to the web site follow the following rules. Elements that are not accessible and created prior to August 1, 2010, will be made accessible upon request. Please contact our ADA coordinator for assistance in providing an accessible alternative.

  1. Provide Alternate Text - A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided via "alt" (alternative text attribute), "longdesc" (long description tag), or in element content. This applies:
    1. Images and graphical buttons
    2. Graphical representations of text
    3. Image map regions
    4. animations
    5. applets and programmatic object
    6. ASCII art (two slides)
    7. Frames
    8. Scripts
  2. Meaning must be independent of color -
    Web pages shall be designed so that all information required for navigation or meaning is not dependent on the ability to identify specific colors.
  3. Identify Language changes -
    Changes in the natural language (e.g., English to French) of a document's text and any text equivalents shall be clearly identified.
    1. For short passages of different languages within a page
    2. When the entire page is in a different language
  4. Style sheet independent -
    Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet.
  5. Update equivalents for dynamic content -
    Web pages shall update equivalents for dynamic content whenever they contain dynamic content.
    1. Images used in FRAMES
    2. FRAMES and dynamic content created by SCRIPTS
  6. Redundant text links for server-side image maps whenever possible -
    Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map.
  7. Row and Column Headers in Data Tables -
    Data tables shall provide identification of row and column headers.
  8. Data cells must be associated with header cells -
    Markup shall be used to associate data cells and header cells for data table that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers.
  9. Title all frames -
    Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation.
    1. Simple titles
    2. Complex frameset descriptions
  10. Multimedia-  Video will be captioned and Audio files will be transcribed. If you find an item on our website that is not accessible please contact our ADA coordinator for assistance.