County of Denton, Texas
maintains the Denton County website as a public service.
This website is designed to make it easier and more efficient for Denton
County citizens and businesses to interact with their county government. The County is committed to making this
website accessible to all citizens, regardless of physical status, cognitive
ability, or technology.
This policy describes the
County's practices regarding accessibility for visitors to this website. This
policy describes how the website is created and maintained.
Denton County may, at its sole discretion, change modify, add, or delete
portions of this policy. Because this accessibility policy only applies to this
website (all pages in domains dentoncounty.com, co.denton.tx.us, and
dentoncounty.org), you should examine the accessibility policy of any website
you access through this website.
Denton County recognizes its
responsibility to deliver services and information that are accessible and
useable by all people, including those with disabilities.
We will devote the time and resources necessary to
ensure that all users enjoy access to our services and information.
It is the responsibility of everyone
at Denton County to deliver on this commitment.
Our policy is founded on two fundamental principles:
We believe that it is essential for our employees to be informed about the
challenges faced by disabled users and the technologies available to improve the
user experience. We believe that when the challenges confronted by disabled
users are known, solutions can be incorporated in the research and design of
information technologies. As part of the Denton County Accessibility Policy, we
are raising the awareness of employees with respect to accessibility issues
through the following practices:
We provide our employees with information describing
the challenges faced by members of the disability community when attempting to
access government services and information.
We educate our employees with respect to how
assistive technologies can help disabled users access government information and
Denton County will distribute to employees, and post
on the Denton County website, the Denton County Accessibility Policy.
Taking Responsibility for
Developing Accessible Services and Information
At Denton County, we are integrating accessibility considerations into the
research and design of the Denton County website.
Denton County has established a development Accessibility Checklist. The
Checklist enables designers and publishers to identify important access issues
when designing new pages and services.
Denton County website managers will consult and refer to the Accessibility
Checklist when developing new pages and services and consider that their
decisions regarding accessibility reflect both intended applications and
relevant business demands.
Adhering to and furthering this accessibility policy will be a part of the
evaluation of the job performances of relevant Denton County employees.
Providing information to our disabled members on how best to access our products
Information used to create
This policy has been developed using the World Wide
Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 1.0, Recommendation
5-May-1999. This document may be found
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10/. Denton County will continue to do revisions to accommodate changes in technology and
test the future releases of this site because we are committed to maintaining its
compliance and serving the largest possible audience.
Approved by Denton County Commissioners
Court, June 18, 2002