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Website Accessibility Statement

Hernando County recognizes the importance of making its digital government services available to the largest possible audience and has attempted to design its website to be accessible.

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits all state and local governmental agencies from discriminating against persons with disabilities and from excluding participation in, or denying benefits of programs, services or activities to, persons with disabilities. To ensure that people with disabilities can fully participate in and benefit from the public services offered by the County, website accessibility standards have been incorporated into the design and maintenance of our website to ensure accessibility for all people regardless of ability or method of access. We strive to conform at a minimum with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. § 701 et seq.) and Section 255 of the Communications Act (47 U.S.C. § 255).

What are we doing with accessibility?

We have been using a number of voluntary consensus standards, namely the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 from the World Wide Consortium (W3C). These guidelines are intended to be a globally recognized, technology-neutral standard for web content and explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities and user friendly for everyone.

Should we become aware of content that may not conform to the current WCAG or similar standards, we will work to update the content, with reasonable swiftness, to an acceptable level, or remove the content from the website.

How are we doing with accessibility?

To affirm our commitment, employees designated as website content editors have received training in the WCAG standards. We monitor the website regularly to maintain this goal and will update this statement periodically in response to the ongoing evolution of accessibility tools, techniques, needs and requirements. Upon request, all information contained on our website can be made available in an alternative format, or arrangements can be made by staff to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.

Where can you get additional accessibility assistance?

Most popular browsers and plug-ins contain built-in accessibility tools and features. For more information, we have provided the links below to accessibility information for the most popular tools.

Chrome Browser

Internet Explorer Browser

Firefox Browser

Adobe PDF Reader

Website Compliance Inquiries

We welcome your feedback and suggestions to help us make our website more accessible. Email Webmaster@HernandoCounty.us for assistance with website access.