Revised August, 2018
The County of Sacramento is committed to providing employees and the
public, including individuals with disabilities, access to web-based
information and services either directly through the web or through
This document states the Web Accessibility Policy for the County of
Sacramento in the continued commitment to provide equal access to
government services for individuals with disabilities.
This policy applies to all County web content whether centrally hosted and
managed by the Department of Technology or hosted and managed by
County agencies, departments or external service providers. This policy
applies to the presentation of information whether it is from a web page
or a web application on either the internet or the intranet. This policy
does not apply to web sites of affiliated groups, such as commissions,
that are not controlled or hosted by the County.
The County of Sacramento strives to achieve web accessibility by
complying with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
of 1973 §1194.22, as amended (29 U.S.C. Section 794d). County
websites are designed based on standards from the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to make
web content accessible to people with disabilities.
It is the responsibility of the department or agency webmaster to become
familiar with these guidelines and to apply these standards in designing
and creating any official County of Sacramento website. Departments that
provide services through contracts shall ensure that such contractors
deliver their service.
Availability of Information:
- Each website must provide a contact method to report items or areas that
are not accessible and request reasonable accommodations.
Known Limitations of this Policy:
- Individuals with (or without) disabilities access the web with widely
varying sets of capabilities, software, and hardware. While this policy
identifies the standard for County departments to present information so
it is accessible for individuals with disabilities, this policy cannot anticipate
every accessibility need, due to limitations of existing technology. There
may be other circumstances, independent of technology that may limit
accessibility of County websites.
While every effort will be made, it is understood that creating accessible
formats for some historical documentation and graphical renderings
maintained by the County may be technologically unfeasible.
Waivers to this Policy:
- Any requests for waivers to the policy shall be submitted to the Chief
Information Officer. Requests for waivers must present a business case
expressing the undue burden that would be imposed on the agency or
department. Also, all requests for waivers must include a process to
provide services or information in an alternate format.
- Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 §1194.22, as amended (29 U.S.C. Sec 794d)
- World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)