This page contains a list of accessibility guidelines that are utilized throughout the Douglas County, Kansas website.
Client-Side Image Maps
Client-side image maps shall be provided instead of server-side image maps except where the regions cannot be defined with an available geometric shape.
The Douglas County District Court provides accommodations for individuals with disabilities who must appear in court. Contact the Court Administrator, Linda Koester-Vogelsang, at (785) 832-5264 or email@example.com for more information.
Row and column headers shall be identified for data tables. Markup shall be used to associate data cells and header cells for data tables that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers.
Electronic Forms (i.e. online forms)
When electronic forms are designed to be completed on-line, the form shall allow people using assistive technology to access the information, field elements, and functionality required for completion and submission of the form, including all directions and cues.
Google Maps: Links to Text-based Interface
A link is provided under every Google Map used on our site which links to Google's text-based interface. This interface serves up directions very efficiently when working with a screenreader or a braille display.
Media Types (i.e. handhelds, print, etc.)
Stylesheets utilizing CSS will be created to make this site accessible to different media types, including handheld and print.
A method shall be provided that permits users to skip repetitive navigation links.
Online Employment Application: Public Access Computer
Douglas County Kansas Personnel provides a public access computer to all applicants for the Online Employment Application just outside of Personnel's office, which is located at 1100 Massachusetts St., 2nd floor, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.
Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet.
Required External Applications (i.e. Acrobat Reader)
When a web page requires that an applet, plug-in or other application be present on the client system to interpret page content, the page must provide a link to a plug-in or applet that complies with §1194.21(a) through (l).
When pages utilize scripting languages to display content, or to create interface elements, the information provided by the script shall be identified with functional text that can be read by assistive technology.
A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided (e.g., via "alt", "longdesc", or in element content).