Coryell County Government is committed to ensuring that its website is accessible to the public. The County website periodically undergoes review and redesign as necessary to ensure that the principles of the Section 508 Amendments of the Rehabilitation Act of 1998 are at least acknowledged and persued so that the website best serves our visitors using assistive technology. Although only mandated for federal agencies, the County feels that following Section 508 standards and presenting an accessible website best serves the public.
“In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual’s ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.”
Many files on this website are posted as Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) files. Users with visual disabilities can download free software from Adobe which will make reading PDF files easier by visiting the following link Adobe Acrobat Reader Accessibility Page.
We work on making the CoryellCounty.org user-friendly and as accessible as possible. Here are some of the steps that we take to improve user browsing experience.
- Many links have title attributes which describe the link in greater detail, unless the text of the link already fully describes the target (such as the headline of an article.)
- Whenever possible, links are written to make sense out of context. Many broswers can extract the list of links on a page and allow the user to browse the list, separately from the page.
- Link text is rarely duplicated; two links with the same link text point to the same address
- Few links open in new windows other than PDF documents and links to external websites
- Images used on the home page and in content pages include descriptive ALT attributes. Purely decorative graphics include empty ALT attributes.
- Visual Design
- This website uses a mix of cascading style sheets and HTML5. Although there are some HTML tables, they are used for layout purposes only and contain a summary attribute with a value indicating that the table is used for layout or formatting.
- If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets, the content of each page is still readable
More About Accessibility
For further information and to learn more about the regulations governing the accessibility of Federal electronic information products, visit the Section 508 website.
Users who encounter difficulty browsing this website are requested to contact the webmaster describing the nature of the problem and the section where the difficulty was encountered. If you have any comments or suggestions for improvement of CoryellCounty.org, please contact the County Judge.