Web Accessibility Statement

Accessibility and the 2016 MNUCP redesign

The MNUCP site redesign launched on March 28th, 2016, will meet the requirements set forth in the Metropolitan Council’s Accessibility Policy.
There are portions of the redesign that do not meet the level AA standard of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Specifically, areas including rich media elements using Google maps and Twitter feeds.
The Metropolitan Council has implemented changes to improve basic menu navigation and labeling in order to provide a simple and effortless navigation experience for visitors using assistive technologies, such as screen-reading software for Web browsing.

General Information

In the development of the MNUCP Web Site, the Council has worked towards adding a significant number of accessibility features. These features complement the use of assistive technologies and to help make the site usable to the broadest possible audience, with or without disabilities.
For assistance with the content, function or usability of this site, please contact Thomas Mebrahtu with the Metropolitan Council.  Thomas Mebrahtu can be reached at 612-349-7695 or at Thomas.mebrahtu@metc.state.mn.us.
Users of the JAWS screen reader: Please be aware that JAWS is designed to work best with Internet Explorer. If you are using JAWS but have selected to use another browser, JAWS may not be able to take advantage of the accessibility features provided within this application.
Note: Once you navigate outside of this site these accessibility features might not necessarily be implemented


In the development of this site, the Council followed the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). 

Skip to Content

All pages contain a 'skip to main content' link for users who use speech browsers or keyboard navigation who wish to avoid repeated groupings of links.

Visual Design

This site uses Cascading Style Sheets to control all of the presentation. Turning off the style sheet will affect the visual presentation and may affect the functionality of the site for some users.

Changing Text Sizes

This site CSS uses relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified 'text size' option in visual browsers. If you need to change the text size in your web browser, we have the following tutorials:


Images used in this site include a descriptive 'ALT' attribute. Those images which are purely decorative or used for layout include a null 'ALT' attribute.


Screen reader table functions within screen readers may be used on this site. The tables are properly coded to take advantage these functions. Example: Using JAWS in Internet Explorer, use Control - ALT - Right Arrow to properly read a table with table headers.
Tables used in this site include 'SUMMARY' attributes to describe the table in greater detail.


Browser Name Version Testing OS
Internet Explorer IE 11 Windows 8.1
Google Chrome Auto – Updating OS S 10.10.0


Manufacturer Device Name OS & Version Support
Apple iPad 4 iOS 8.1 Full
Apple iPhone 5 iOS 8.1 Full