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Monterey County Website Accessibility

Website Accessibility Guidelines

The County of Monterey’s website (the Website) is designed to provide readability and usability, which include accessibility features so people with disabilities can utilize it effectively.

Section 508 standards and WCAG 2.0, Level AA are used as accessibility guidelines for the Website. As the Website is currently a combination of new and old technologies, and new and existing content, there is an ongoing process of testing, developing, and updating the Website for accessibility.

Accessibility Assistance

If you have a disability and if you encounter difficulty accessing material on our website, contact the County Webmaster at webmaster@co.monterey.ca.us. Please note: the County of Monterey is subject to the California Public Records Act, which requires disclosure of public records upon request. It cannot guarantee the confidentiality of messages or communications submitted to the webmaster.

To enable us to be of most help to you, please indicate:

  • The nature of the accessibility need
  • Your preferred format (electronic format, large print, etc.).
  • The web address of the requested material
  • Your contact information, so we can reach you if additional information is required.

Limitations

Individuals with and without disabilities access the Website using widely varying types of software and hardware. The Website design cannot anticipate every accessibility need due to known limitations of existing technology and the unknown limitations of future technologies. There may be other circumstances, independent of technology that may limit accessibility of County websites. Creating accessible formats for some historical documentation and graphical renderings maintained by the County may be technologically unfeasible.

Existing links and existing content on departmental, agency and third-party websites and features may not satisfy the Guidelines. As departments and others update existing websites, it is expected that accessibility will increase. The County does not control and cannot make representations regarding the accessibility of third party software/tools, widgets, Add-ins, APIs, etc.