Accessibility Policy for www.stpaul.gov
The City's public website is the primary source of information about City government.
- Residents can stay informed of events of the Mayor and City Council.
- Businesses can find ordinances and regulations, and can apply for various permits.
- Citizens can apply to join committees and boards.
- Visitors and residents can sign up for e-mail notifications for snow emergencies and alerts.
The City is committed to delivering web content in a way that ensures open accessibility. We recognize that we have a diverse audience and we want to meet their diverse needs.
The City will base its policy on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Beginning March 1st, 2016, The City of Saint Paul will strive to meet WCAG 2.0, level "A" for the entire content of www.stpaul.gov.
- All web pages under www.stpaul.gov web site will follow the WCAG 2.0 "A" standard.
- All images will include meaningful alternate text.
- All forms can be submitted without use of a mouse or other pointing device.
- Links to PDF documents will include descriptive text describing the contents of the document.
- Links to video and audio media will provide alternate descriptive text.
- Embedded video and audio will provide alternative descriptive text.
- Content posted to www.stpaul.gov will be checked for compliance using an approved online tool.
Any non-compliant web page must be addressed within ten (10) business days of discovery.
Inaccessible information can be requested in an alternative format using the contact listed below. Accessibility requests from individuals with a disability will receive a response within ten business days.
Please contact the City's webmasters:
- to notify us of non-compliance with ADA or WCAG, or
- if you as an individual with disabilities require an alternate version of the information
City of Saint Paul Webmaster
For further information about the City's Equal Access initiatives, please contact the City's ADA Coordinator:
City of Saint Paul ADA Coordinator
- Title 29 U.S. Code § 794d - Electronic and information technology
- MN Statute 363A.42 Public Records; Accessibility
This policy applies to usage of the City's public web site, www.stpaul.gov.
Information Automatically Logged
Every access to this site results in logged information. This information includes:
- your IP address
- the page you requested
- the time of the access
- the referring page
- a unique identifier (cookie) from our web server
This information is used primarily for gathering broad demographics in the interest of improving our site. This information is stored indefinitely by the city.
The City of Saint Paul uses "cookies" on this web site to better track how people use the site. These cookies convey no personal information about the user. Cookies allow us to see the "flow" of pages as people use the site.
Disabling cookies in your web browser will not prevent you from using this site.
Links to External Sites
Our site contains links to other websites that are outside the control of the City. The City is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these external sites.
If you feel that a website we are linking to is inappropriate, please let us know by emailing the webmaster.
Information Collected From Forms and Email
The City of Saint Paul applies the same privacy to incoming information:
- through a form on the web
- through e-mail
- through phone calls
- through in-person conversation
Contact information is generally optional. We will not sell, rent, or lease this information to third parties. All information collected is subject to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. This classifies certain information so that it is available to the public on request.
Acceptance of Policy
Contacting the Web Site Maintainers
Please direct questions or comments about this site to:
The City of Saint Paul Webmaster <email@example.com>