Although not required by regulation or law at this time, Washtenaw County acknowledges its obligation to provide reasonable access to those who use assistive technology or who may have other needs, which may be served through Section 508 design principles.
Washtenaw County is committed to ensuring that it's website is accessible to the public. The County's website is undergoing review and redesign as necessary to ensure that the requirements of Section 508 Amendments of the Rehabilitation Act of 1998 are achieved even though it is only mandated for federal agencies.
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.
Some files 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 Accessibility Page.
Users who encounter difficulty during their visit to 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, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.