The Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities. Our organization is actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

If you would like additional assistance or have accessibility concerns, please contact our office at 203-757-0535 or 203-735-8688.

Accessibility and usability have been key elements considered in the development of this website, so we hope you can find, access and use the information you need. This website has been designed to meet compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 which supports web accessibility to allow more accessible and usable web environments. This includes:

  •  Navigating website using keyboard and screen reader (JAWS18)
  •  Adequate color contrast;
  • Uses of descriptive links and images;
  •  Adaptable to different screen sizes 200% browser zoom

Navigation using a screen reader:

If you are using a screen reader program, there are a number of aids to help you find your way around the website.

Skip to the main content:

For people using screen readers, each page has a link that says “skip to main content”. Following this link will skip over the page header and navigation menus to take you straight to the content of the page. The page header and navigation are repeated on every page so this avoids hearing them again and again.

Search and search options:

You can search the web site by typing one or more keywords into the search input box at the right-hand side of any web page.

Plain and simple language:

We have tried to write the information on this web site in plain and simple language so it is easy to understand for as many people as possible.


  1. On homepage, the subscribe and stay tuned form doesn’t have error notifications support for screen reader users.
  2. Screen reader identifies 4 hidden tabs before “News” heading using arrow keys.