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Accessibility Introduction:

Okeechobee County is committed to facilitating the accessibility of its website with the following guidelines:

  • The requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act are the technical requirements and criteria that are used to measure conformance with the law.  For more information on Section 508 you may go to:  Section 508.  
  • Okeechobee County also conforms to the standards of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.   These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.   For more information on the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 you may go to: http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/.
  • Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing, and we are constantly updating our website with new information, events, meetings and activities to keep citizens in the know. 
  • If at anytime, you have specific questions or concerns, regarding our website and the accessibility features, please feel free to contact the County Administrator or her Executive Assistant at 863-763-6441.
  • Accessibility Design Guidelines have many popular browsers with built-in accessibility tools, such as:

Third-Party Applications:

Many pages contain documents that require third-party plug-ins or readers, including:

  •   Adobe Acrobat PDF Files Some description

Many of the documents on the Florida Department of State website are in HTML orASCII formats. These formats are generally accessible to people who use screen readers. We also have a large number of documents in PDF Format.

PDF format is used to preserve the content and layout of our hard copy publications. Publications in PDF can only be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or higher. You can download and get help using the Acrobat Reader at the Adobe Systems, Inc. site. The downloadable Acrobat Reader software is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe.

People using screen-reading devices generally are unable to read documents directly in PDF format unless they have an accessibility plug-in installed on their system along with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This plug-in is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe. Adobe also has online tools that will convert PDF files to HTML on request. To get the plug-in and latest news about Adobe's accessibility tools and services, visit the Adobe Downloads site.

 

  • PowerPoint files  Some description 

You can view our online publications that are in PPT format if you have any version of PowerPoint installed on your computer. For those who don't have the software, the Microsoft Corporation offers a FREE PowerPoint file viewer. You can download and get help using the PowerPoint viewer:  PowerPoint Viewer 2007 for PowerPoint Presentations

Microsoft offers FREE viewers for all of their Office applications. Please visit the Microsoft Viewers page and download the viewer that you require.

Printing:

Every page of our website comes with a Print Style Sheet, which simply, means that every page has a level of mark up allowing you to print clear and accurate depictions of our website.  It's a "What You See Is What You Get" print area, preventing any confusion about any content listed on our site.

Contact:

If you have any concerns regarding our website and the accessibility features included, please feel free to contact the County Administrator or her Executive Assistant at 863-763-6441.