We want everyone who visits the Charlotte County Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller ("Clerk") website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding, going above and beyond the recommendations stated in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act 1998.
To help us make the Clerk website a positive place for everyone, we've been referring to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, more compatible with assistive technology, and more user friendly for everyone.
The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We've chosen Level AA as the target for the Clerk website.
We've worked hard on the Clerk website and we've hired the certified professionals at ilumino, llc to help us achieve our goal of WCAG 2.1 Level AA accessibility through the training of our web team and content managers. We have recently redesigned this website to provide increased accessibility. In addition, we are identifying areas for improvement in the availability of our online documents.
During the 3-day workshop, testing was conducted on a Windows computer using NVDA.
There are some areas of our website, provided by 3rd party vendors, that we have learned may not be accessible or usable by everyone equally. We have contacted those providers and requested that they correct any code that does not comply with the WCAG 2.1 Level AA guidelines and we will update those areas as soon as possible. Excluded areas include the following:
In addition, the office of the Clerk retains many documents in formats that are not accessible and to convert these documents to an accessible format would create an undue burden financially as well as on resources.
We will monitor the website regularly to maintain our ongoing commitment to delivering a site that is accessible to the largest possible audience. audience. If you have any concerns about the usability of our site or find a feature that is inaccessible, please contact us using the information below. We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate requests
If you enjoyed using the Clerk website, or if you had issues with any part of it, please get in touch. We'd like to hear from you in any of the following ways:
This document was updated by Charlotte County Clerk Staff on October 1, 2019.
Final Accessibility Statement provided by ilumino.