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This is a resource for City website liaisons and vendors who do website-related work for the City of Albuquerque. All website related work must conform to City website policies, standards and procedures. Policies are approved by the Information Systems Committee (ISC), a City of Albuquerque policy setting body.
"A consistent style of presentation on each page allows users to locate navigation mechanisms more easily but also to skip navigation mechanisms more easily to find important content. This helps people with learning and reading disabilities but also makes navigation easier for all users. Predictability will increase the likelihood that people will find information at your site, or avoid it when they so desire...A navigation mechanism creates a set of paths a user may take through your site. Providing navigation bars, site maps, and search features all increase the likelihood that a user will reach the information they seek at your site. If your site is highly visual in nature, the structure might be harder to navigate if the user can't form a mental map of where they are going or where they have been. It is crucial that the descriptions and site guides be accessible since people who are lost at your site will rely heavily on them."
-Web Accessbility Guidelines, WC3
"City information...should be available to the public via the World Wide Web with an emphasis on usability and friendliness to residents. The City [shall establish itself] as among the most effective municipalities in providing electronic information access and services."
-R145, Unanimously passed by City Council 11/2000
"It is perhaps ironic that information technology, in all its complexity and sophistication, might prove to be the 21st century vehicle that returns governance to the people."
-Darby Patterson, www.govtech.net