ADA Web Policy and Accessibility Statement
Information Technology Department
Effective July 27, 2015
Policy: ADA Web Policy and Accessibility Statement
Nueces County is committed to ensuring all County websites are accessible for all people regardless of ability or
access method. As of December 31, 2015, any new or updated website produced or sponsored by Nueces County will be
accessible and conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative‘s (WAI) Web Content
Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level A. Conformance with higher level guidelines (e.g. WCAG 2.0, level AA)
To affirm our commitment, employees designated as website content editors will be trained in the functions
of web accessibility tools and techniques. Periodic compliance scans of existing websites will be conducted to detect
Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 violations. Violations will be corrected to the best of our ability. Upon request, all information
contained on County websites can be made available in an alternative format, or arrangements can be made by County staff to
meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.
Our goal is to ensure that everyone has equal access to information and can fully participate in government. County
websites are assessed for ADA compliance by simulating methods employed by people with various disabilities and by using
validators to indicate potential accessibility issues. Nueces County has created ADA Web Accessibility Standards based on
our assessment process and compliance with WCAG 2.0 Level A. We are committed to upholding our legal obligations to
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Department of Justice (DOJ) web
Nueces County websites make use of industry-standard techniques and preferred practices to provide the highest possible
level of ADA website accessibility for our users. These include, but are not limited to, the characteristics of usability
for screen reader users, keyboard-only users, users with low/impaired vision, users who are deaf and users who are color
- Nueces County is committed to assessing, prioritizing, and updating all County websites that are determined
to be non-ADA compliant. As a result, we are in varying stages of progress toward our accessibility goal.
- Some of our content is in PDF format only. We are working on a process to ensure all PDFs are accessible.
- Due to current technology constraints, there are some instances where we are unable to provide information
in an accessible format (e.g. mapping information). We will be monitoring these sections and will develop
accessible solutions as technology improves.
Help Us Make Our Websites More Accessible
We welcome your feedback and suggestions. If you have any difficulty accessing information on our websites, please
contact Tyner Little using the information provided at the bottom of each webpage.
This is a new policy.
WCAG 2.0 Level A and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the
Department of Justice (DOJ) web accessibility directives.
This is a new policy.
July 27, 2015