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The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 outline how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone. The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA).

We’ve chosen Level A as the initial target for the City of Albany, Oregon Government Website. The following information explains what we're doing to make that happen:

4.1.1: Parsing

We strive towards a good faith effort in complying with W3C specifications.

1.2.3: Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded), 1.2.2: Captions (Prerecorded), 1.2.1: Audio-only and Video-only (Prerecorded)

We have the ability to handle requests on a case-by-case basis. Reasonable accommodations are available when made prior to the public meeting.


Albany logos, seals, and individual department logos are the property of the City of Albany, Oregon and may not be used by others unless a license for its use is granted in writing and duly executed by an authorized City representative.

All other artwork used on this site is the property of the respective owner and used on this site with permission.

Non-Governmental Information and Link Policy

The City of Albany links to a number of sites from outside City government. Citizens don't always know or care which agency provides a service or where to get particular information. The City provides links to these sites as a courtesy to our citizens.

The City of Albany makes decisions on what links to include on our web site, using the following guidelines:

  • Other governments and educational institutions in the state of Oregon, including individual school web sites.
  • Non-profit or public organizations that have some relationship to the City, usually contractual.
  • Utility and other service companies who have an established franchise agreement with the City.
  • Generally recognized community councils and organizations. If there is a question about the organization, the City Manager’s Office is consulted.
  • Major arts, cultural, sports, or other festivals of general interest to Albany citizens.
  • Major media outlets who are based in Albany, or regional outlets that regularly cover news stories in Albany.
  • General employment information in the Albany area.
  • Tourist information, principally from the Albany Visitors Association and Albany Downtown Association.

The City of Albany does not generally link to:

  • Corporate commercial sites; however, sites on the City's server may include links to member or sponsor organizations. The City will also include links to business sites if they are presented as part of an economic development page, directly related to City programs.
  • Individual personal home pages.
  • Generic third-party directory sites such as for internet/tv resellers and educational institutions.
  • National sites, although departments may include links to public interest associations and similar organizations.

The City of Albany does not link to:

  • Candidate sites or sites advocating a position on City or other ballot issues.


Documents submitted to the City of Albany are generally presumed to be public records subject to inspection and copying upon request.

The email address at which you receive the City Bridges e-newsletter may be used for other communications from the City of Albany but will not be provided to private parties or used for commercial purposes.

Social Media Content and Comments

Content shared on official City of Albany social media channels should reflect the values and priorities of the City of Albany. Content created or shared by the City will not:

  • Use vulgar, profane, violent, sexist racist, threatening or other offensive language or imagery.
  • Post information for personal gain.
  • Use inappropriate humor.
  • Violate any applicable federal, state or local laws, or promote the violation of such.
  • Infringe on copyright or intellectual property rights.
  • Engage in political advocacy.
  • Violate any City policies.
  • Promote or perpetuate, in any fashion, discrimination in any form because of race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, color, age, gender identity, marital status, national origin, disability or other protected status or class.
  • Selectively promote solicitation of commerce or a specific business unless a purpose can be demonstrated within the context of City operations.
  • Compromise the safety or security of the public.
  • Violate the privacy of its subjects through images or information.
  • Provide false, libelous or defamatory information.

Comments by the public on content created or shared by the City are also expected to abide by these rules. Depending on the severity of violation, comments may be hidden or deleted. In extreme cases, that individual will be blocked or banned from one or all City of Albany social media channels. 


As a convenience to those who live and work here, the City links to Google Translate which provides an automated translation of the website. The tool is not perfect, and the context of the text may not be taken into account when it is translated. As a result, sometimes the translation may lose some of its intended meaning. Therefore, the City of Albany cannot guarantee the accuracy of the converted text. Where there is any question, the English version is always the authoritative version of the website.

Some items on the site may not be translated, such as images containing text, documents, maps, and web page elements. Additionally, some features on the site may not work in the translated versions. If you have any questions about information that appears on our site, please contact us.

  • Limited English Proficiency Plan (English)
  • Limited English Proficiency Plan (Spanish)