ADA Compliance

Statement

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), Archuleta County, Colorado will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities. Archuleta County strives to ensure that its services are accessible to people with disabilities and has invested a significant amount of resources to help ensure that our website is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities. To the best of our ability, we carry through on our belief that website accessibility efforts assist all users and that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort and independence.

Archuleta County Compliance Plan

In January of 2024, Archuleta County formed an Accessibility Team comprised of six county faculty members who will focus on reaching WCAG 2.1 A & AA compliance by July 1. To do this, the team has moved forward with learning all aspects of a PDF remediation platform called CommonLook as well as working with compliance company Allyant, introduced to the County through the Statewide Internet Portal Authority, also known as SIPA. Our goal is to be as close to 100% compliant by July 1, as possible.

In addition, over the course of the next several months, the County will push the importance of these compliance changes pursuant to HB 21-1110, on to staff members as not only a requirement, but also a learning tool they will be encouraged to learn and understand. The County recognizes the permanency of the contents of this bill, and the positive impact of its implementation for the disabled community of Colorado.

Accessibility on archuletacounty.org

Archuletacounty.org has installed a web accessibility widget within the site. This software allows archuletacounty.org to improve its compliance within the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. The archuletacounty.org accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears on the left corner of the page (blue and white circle figure).

Effective Communication

Upon request, Archuleta County may provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in County programs, services, and activities. We strive to make information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Employment

Archuleta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Disclaimer

Archuleta County continues its efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of its site and services in the belief that it is our collective moral obligation to allow seamless, accessible and unhindered use for those of us with disabilities. In an ongoing effort to continually improve and remediate accessibility issues, we also regularly scan archuletacounty.org with an accessibility scanner to identify and fix every possible barrier while using our site. Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on archuletacounty.org fully accessible, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. 

Here For You

Anyone who requires service for effective communication to participate in an Archuleta County program, service, or activity, should contact the County Communications Specialist by calling 970-264-8300 or emailing adminp@archuletacounty.org as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event. If you are having trouble with any content on archuletacounty.org or require assistance with any part of our site, please contact us during normal business hours as detailed below and we will be happy to assist.


Contact Us
Email the Accessibility Team 
Phone: +1 (970) 264-8309