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This Accessibility Statement applies to PierceCountyWa.Gov
We Value Digital Inclusion
In our effort to provide a fully accessible and optimized user experience for all site visitors, Pierce County has taken careful measure to ensure an excellent user experience, regardless of the assistive technology being used to access this site or the specific abilities of those individuals seeking access to this site.
Web Accessibility Guidelines
Pierce County has leveraged the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 as reference to ensure the web content made available from this site is more accessible for individuals with disabilities and user friendly for everyone. These globally recognized best practices (as recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium) consist of three levels of accessibility measurement (A, AA, and AAA). To the greatest extent feasible, Pierce County has elected to conform to Level AA of these guidelines.
Accessibility Monitoring & Certification
The Pierce County website is monitored and tested regularly by internal resources (SiteImprove) and by AudioEye, a third-party provider of Web Accessibility testing and monitoring. As issues of accessibility are identified, results of automated and manual testing are managed through the AudioEye® Digital Accessibility Platform. As new solutions are discovered to improve the user experience, remediation is tracked through the AudioEye system and fixes are implemented to improve the website user experience.
AudioEye certifies that the PierceCountyWA.gov has been designed and optimized to substantially conform with WCAG 2.1 Level AA Success Criteria.
In addition to the above-mentioned techniques and strategies – and since not all site visitors have access to assistive tools such as screen readers – we provide tools that allow site visitors to customize their user experience and can be accessed in the bottom left corner of the site.
How are we doing?
We've worked hard on the Pierce County website and believe we've achieved our goal of Level AA accessibility. We monitor the website regularly to maintain this, but if you do find any problems, please provide feedback here.
Browser Accessibility Information
Many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools.
- Chrome Accessibility Information
- Firefox Accessibility Information
- Microsoft Edge Accessibility Information
- Safari Accessibility Information
- Adobe Reader is required to view and print PDF documents that appear on this website.
- To download this program for free, visit the Adobe website.
- To read PDF documents with a screen reader, please visit the Adobe Reader Accessibility website which provides useful tools and resources.
Supported Assistive Technology
- Latest Version of JAWS for Windows
- Latest Version of NVDA for Windows
- Latest Version of VoiceOver for Mac OS X
- Keyboard-Only Navigation
Third Party Content
Pierce County maintains this website to provide you with information about the community and services. For your convenience, we may also provide links to various third parties websites that may be of interest to you. Pierce County does not control linked third-party sites. When you click on links to third party sites, you will leave our website and will be redirected to another site. Linking to other third-party sites is at your own risk. You are responsible for reviewing and understanding the terms and conditions governing such third party services and acknowledge that the third party is responsible for the performance of such services.