Spokane County recognizes the need for this site to be accessible to as many persons as possible. This includes persons with physical, mental, and sensory challenges and those with differing browsers, processors, and access speeds. With this in mind the site strives to meet the guidelines of World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative and the Rehabilitation Act of 1998, Section 508. In the event you find a page that fails to meet these guidelines or fails to provide you the access expected please contact Our Webmaster.
While not every need can be anticipated nor every barrier avoided, there are some key issues we've addressed to maximize accessibility of our site:
Simple, consistent page layout and standard navigation throughout the site to assist people with learning disabilities and others who may have difficulty following less organized presentations.
Mandatory white page backgrounds to provide contrast for users with low vision or colorblindness.
Standard HTML ensuring that site content can be accessed by all browsers.
Use of ALT tags making alternative text information available for graphical features.
Menu alternatives for image maps to ensure that embedded links are accessible for readers using text-based browsers.
The site also has been tested with several of the more widely used browsers. Spokane County uses information from our web statistics to determine which browsers to test and accommodate. Other browsers may or may not function properly. Should you find a page that does not function with a commonly used browser please contact Our Webmaster.
Website Accessibility Statement
While Spokane County is committed to making this website accessible to all users we recognize that there maybe pages not yet prepared. Spokane County will continue to develop this site with these goals. If you are unable to access any portion of this site please contact Our Webmaster.