Our Accessibility Commitment
We're committed to making our products and services accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities. The City of Forest Park has undertaken efforts to comply with the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).
Please note that our website may link to, or interface with, third party websites that we do not control. These third-party vendors may not have undertaken the efforts that the City of Forest Park has to comply with WCAG standards. In order to maximize accessibility with our residents, we are working with our vendors to encourage them to voluntarily comply with these standards.
As the law and accessibility standards continue to change and we strive to deliver the most up-to-date content online, please understand that our efforts to improve online accessibility are ongoing. We encourage you to report any accessibility issues you may encounter by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 513.595.5200 so we can assist you. We also encourage you to contact us to determine if any alternative communication methods or accessibility formats are available. We will consider all requests.
How to Zoom into your screen
Some people like to zoom into the screen or web browser in order to see things better. Here are a few ways of doing it depending on your setup:
- On Windows, press the Windows key and plus sign (+) at the same time to zoom in. You can also use the "Magnifier" application under "Accessories".
- On Mac, go to "System Preferences", open "Universal Access" and select the "Seeing" tab. Check the box under "Zoom" to "On".
- On your Apple device, tap "Settings", then "General", then "Accessibility". Tap the "Zoom" button and toggle it "On".
Another trick is to use "Ctrl" ("Cmd" on Mac) plus the plus (+) or minus (-) keys when you're in a web browser.
How to change colors
Some people like to change colors or fonts to see words more clearly. Most major web browsers have options to do this:
- In Internet Explorer, go to "Tools", then "Internet Options", on to "General". From here, select "Colors, Fonts, or Accessibility".
- In Mozilla Firefox, choose "Options", then "Content", then finally "Fonts & Colors".
- In Safari, select "Preferences", "Appearance" tab, and then hit the "Select…" button next to the font fields.
In Chrome, go to "Preferences", activate the "Show advanced settings" link, go to the "Web content" heading and change the "Font size", "Customize fonts" in other ways, or set default "Page zoom".
We recommend a mixture of settings like enlarging font size and zooming into the browser for a better experience.
Using a screen reader
Screen readers are text-to-speech software that allow people to read and interact with content in different ways. Many people who cannot perceive what is on the screen will use them to allow audible access to web content. We strive to ensure that our content is accessible to screen readers.
The City does not endorse any specific product but we would refer you to the American Foundation for the Blind Assistive Technology Products page which has a comprehensive list of products you can choose from.
How to use accessibility tools on mobile devices
There are a lot of great features right on your smart phone. iOS and Android alike provide many tools to help you access what you love. Let’s have a look at a few of those tools.
VoiceOver for iOS and TalkBack for Android are the screen readers that come built-in. To turn on VoiceOver, go to "Settings", then "General", to "Accessibility", and then turn "VoiceOver" on. You can set the “Accessibility Shortcut” to “VoiceOver” from the "Accessibility" page in order to triple-click the "Home" button to toggle VoiceOver on and off. TalkBack has a similar feature.
"Zoom", "Magnifier", "Invert Colors", "Color Filters", and "Reduce White Point" are other features and tools on iOS that you can use. These are also available through the “Accessibility Shortcut”.