New York City Council is continually working to make its web content accessible as part of its online inclusion efforts. We are committed to providing digital content that is built with accessibility in mind.

New York City Council will make every effort to ensure any new or updated website content produced, will conform with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative’s (WAI) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Level A & AA. A cadence of Automated, Manual and Functional testing is currently being performed by a third party vendor to ensure compliance of the existing website (digital content), to detect WCAG 2.1 non-conformance, which will be corrected to the best of our ability and tested by a team of users, including people with disabilities to ensure a great user experience for all. The vendor is supporting the process by testing the web content and providing a roadmap and recommendations for remediation.

Our goal is to ensure accessibility to information on the site and all digital properties. We are currently working on our website to identify potential accessibility issues and we are striving to improve the usability of these digital properties.

Additionally, we provide an Assistive Technology app featured on our website for individuals who have trouble typing, gesturing, moving a mouse or reading. The app incorporates tools such as mouse and keyboard replacements, voice recognition, speech enablement, hands-free/touch-free navigation and more that empower the customer to overcome their challenges and access the New York City Council digital properties with ease.

If you have difficulty accessing our website, please contact us at labs@council.nyc.gov.