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Accessibility

 

The Board of Collier County Commissioners is committed to serving the needs of all of its citizens and visitors, and our goal is to ensure access to information for a diverse audience. To that end, the board is incorporating into its website accessibility design standards to meet Universal Design concepts supported by the W3C Guidelines and ADA Accessibility Requirements.

ADA Notice of Compliance

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, Collier County Government does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission, access, or operations of its programs, services, activities or facilities. In accordance with Title II of the ADA, when viewed in their entirety, Collier County Government programs, services, activities and facilities are readily accessible to and usable by qualified individuals with disabilities.

ADA Accommodations to County Meetings

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or other reasonable accommodations in order to participate in a proceeding, should contact the Collier County Facilities Management Division, located at 3335 Tamiami Trail E., Suite 101, Naples, Florida 34112, or (239) 252-8380, as soon as possible, but no later than 48-hours before the scheduled event. Such reasonable accommodations will be provided at no cost to the individual.

 

If you have difficulty seeing website pages, the US Social Security Administration suggests these tips for optimizing your computer and browser to enhance your online experience.

Use your computer to read web pages out loud
Use the keyboard to navigate screens
Increase text size
Magnify your screen
Change background and text colors
Make your mouse pointer more visible (Windows only)
Internet Explorer Accessibility Information
Firefox Accessibility Information
Chrome Accessibility Information

Voice Recognition Controls
If you are looking for keyboard and mouse substitutes, Dragon Naturally Speaking may help you navigate web pages and online services. Dragon Naturally Speaking speech recognition software allows a user to move focus around a web page or application screen through voice controls. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, there are some accessibility features available to you.

Website Readers
If you are visually impaired website reading software like ChromeVox or can help read the website content to you. Website reading software like ChromeVox, which is an add-on extension to the Chrome website browser, can help. There are also other website readers that work with a computers operating system (OS) that provide more universal coverage outside of website browsing.

Closed Captioning
Closed captioning offers a transcript for the audio track of a video presentation that is matched with the video and audio tracks. Captions are commonly visually presented over the video, which benefits individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing and anyone who cannot hear the audio because of loud environments. Learn how to turn captioning on and off in YouTube.

Volume Controls
Most computers, tablets, or mobile device have volume control features, and each video and audio service has its own additional volume controls. Try adjusting both your device’s volume controls and your media players’ volume controls to optimize your listening experience.

Purpose

The purpose of the instruction is to provide for the compliance for the implementation of an ADA authorized by the County Manager.

 

Accessible Documents


Many documents on our web pages are in ASCII or HTML format, which are accessible to people who use screen reading software and to those with other vision or mobility impairments. Generally, we use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to create pages and documents that are accessible to those users.

Our website also contains many Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) files. We use this method when documents are not available in digital form, are too large or difficult to produce in HTML, or are publications where the format is critical to the usability of the document. Adobe Systems, Inc. is developing products designed to make PDF documents more accessible. Adobe's accessibility web pages describe their efforts.

• Be sure to select the version of Adobe Acrobat Reader that is compatible with your system.
• Follow the installation instructions completely. (After the download, you will need to install the file by running the executable (.exe file) from your operating system.)
• Configure your browser options.
• Upgrade your version of Adobe Acrobat Reader periodically to use the latest features.
• Contact Adobe Systems, Inc. if you are having trouble installing or using their products.

Reference

Collier County Personnel Ordinance, Ordinance No. 2001-50: It is the policy of the County to comply with the provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Resources

For additional information and resources regarding accessibility issues, please refer to the following resources:


• The Access Board (http://www.access-board.gov)

◦ (800) 872-2253 (voice)
◦ (800) 993-2822 (TTY)


• ADA Home Page (http://www.ada.gov)

◦ (800) 514-0301 (voice)
◦ (800) 514-0383 (TTY)


• Section 508 (http://www.section508.gov)

• Web Accessibility Initiative (http://www.w3c.org/wai/resources/)
• Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (http://www.w3c.org/wai/resources)

 

For other questions, call the ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 (voice) or 1-800-514-0383. ADA Specialists are available to answer questions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). On Thursday, the Information Line is staffed from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Time).