Accessibility Policy
Livingston County, MichiganAccessibility Policy

Accessibility Policy

 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


The
Americans with Disabilities Act, together with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provide inspiration, guidance and standards related to making Internet Web sites accessible.
 
In a large part, it means providing a site whereby purely visual elements can be represented as text, which then can be processed by screen-reader technology and read to the visually impaired.
 
It also means constructing navigations system that are simply structured, anticipating how a disabled person may use and site, and anticipating the type of assistive technologies they may use -- moving down, across and through busy Web site pages.
 
Livingston County strives to provide public online accessibility to the information made available on LivingstonLive.org to the broadest number of persons as is reasonably possible.   While much of the standards provided -- primarily from the globally-connected World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) -- remain wide open to various interpretations and solutions, compliance can mean the difference between opening the doors wider to governmental service delivery versus slamming the doors closed to some of your citizens.  All reasonable efforts are made to ensure that Livgov.com supports the most commonly used web browser software.
 
This is why you'll find the Livingston County Web site:
  • Is provided in text-heavy formats,
  • Strict standards are in place related to design and layout,
  • Is constructed so that all graphics are specifically labeled.
However, to ensure the highest security (2048-bit encryption strength) for credit or other personal information provided by users during an online transaction with Livgov.com, some older browsers may not be supported. As a general internet security recommendation, users are encouraged to keep their browser software updated to ensure that they have the latest browser security updates available.
 
Livingston County is committed to continuing its development philosophy whereby accessibility is one of the highest priorities.