Accessibility Statement

Westerly Library and Wilcox Park is committed to achieving meaningful accessibility to this online environment for all users, including users with disabilities. We are committed to helping our patrons engage in amazing experiences and opportunities to learn, explore, and create the best you, whether in the library or park or while using our website. We are dedicated to ensuring that our patrons with disabilities can access and use our websites in a manner comparable to the online experience provided to patrons without disabilities.

As such, Westerly Library and Wilcox Park endeavors to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 at Level AA ("WCAG 2.1 AA") exceeding Rhode Island standards that all Rhode Island State websites be accessible according to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Priority 1 Checkpoints. 

Working with an experienced accessibility consultant and website accessibility solutions provider, Westerly Library and Wilcox Park has taken the steps necessary to ensure our new website achieves substantial conformance with WCAG 2.1 AA. Automated tools enable the website to meet WCAG 2.1 AA Standards with standard assistive technology applications and web browsers. Westerly Library and Wilcox Park is also committed to designing and maintaining our website to be accessible to patrons with disabilities as a matter of policy.

To further enhance the experiences of our patrons, Westerly Library and Wilcox Park offers links to third-party websites. It is important to note that these websites are not under the control of Westerly Library and Wilcox Park. Westerly Library and Wilcox Park is not an agent for, is not operating jointly with, and does not guarantee the policies, practices or products of these third-parties. In other words, Westerly Library and Wilcox Park cannot guarantee access and use of third-party websites.

All content editors have received training in adding content that is accessible. Our web site is regularly tested using leading web accessibility technologies and reviewed by users to verify that this web site is compliant with applicable standards. Please be aware that Westerly Library and Wilcox Park's efforts to make new website content accessible are ongoing.

About Portable Document Format (PDF)

Some documents on this web site are produced in Portable Document Format (PDF). Efforts are currently underway to ensure that all files are created with the latest versions of Word and Adobe to make the PDFs as accessibility as possible. In order to improve viewing of these files, please download the latest version of Adobe Reader, which is available for free at the Adobe web site (

However, recognizing that even this version does not always work for all users, alternative accessible formats are provided wherever possible, most commonly through a text or an HTML file. In addition, third party files such as our 990 may not meet the accessibility standards we have set in place for our documents.

Contact Information

If any file format prevents you from accessing the information, please contact us for assistance. In order to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please note the nature of your accessibility concern, the format in which you prefer to receive the material, the web page address of the requested material, and the best way to contact you.

We also welcome your questions about this accessibility statement and comments on how to improve the site’s accessibility.

Please contact our webmaster at or 401-596-2877 x 302

ARPA Grants through the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services and the Town of Stonington, CT has allowed us to create this website to meet WCAG 2.1 AA Accessibility Standards.

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