Accessibility for visitors to the Larimer County web site is very important to us. This site uses accessibility guidelines set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). A primary mission of the W3C has been to maintain the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).

For those unfamiliar with accessibility issues pertaining to Web page design, consider that many users may be operating in contexts very different from your own:

  • They may not be able to see, hear, move, or may not be able to process some types of information easily or at all.
  • They may have difficulty reading or comprehending text.
  • They may not have or be able to use a keyboard or mouse.
  • They may have a text-only screen, a small screen, or a slow Internet connection.
  • They may not speak or understand fluently the language in which the document is written.
  • They may be in a situation where their eyes, ears, or hands are busy or interfered with (e.g., driving to work, working in a loud environment, etc.).
  • They may have an early version of a browser, a different browser entirely, a voice browser, or a different operating system.

In order to meet the needs of all users of, we strive to meet WCAG 2.1 Conformance standards. In an effort to insure access to as many of our residents as possible, we make every attempt to meet Revised 508 Standards Conformance  - W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines [WCAG] 2.0Level AA, and continually monitor the site to adhere to this guideline.

Real-Time Metrics

Below are real-time metrics for from Siteimprove, a third-party analytics tool.

Digital Certainty Index: 82.3Created with Highcharts 10.1.0DCIChart context menu
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Digital Certainty Index

This overall score measures the quality and potential impact of the site's digital presence, including its accessibility and usability, its credibility and trustworthiness, and how well-poised it is to respond to SEO challenges. The final DCI Score is calculated as an overall score of points awarded in three categories: Accessibility, Quality Assurance, and SEO.

Behaviour Maps: 4*       Current Month Page Views: 591,708*       Feedback Surveys: 0*       Links: 40,967*      
*Includes public website and county intranet

Accessibility: 71.5Created with Highcharts 10.1.0AccessibilityChart context menu
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This score indicates how well the site meets the standards set out in WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.0.

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Created with Highcharts 10.1.0% ScoreChart context menuAccessibility74.0574.0576.1576.1554.3154.3164.3864.3863.6463.64aaaaaaariasi0100255075

Quality Assurance: 90.1Created with Highcharts 10.1.0Quality AssuranceChart context menu
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Quality Assurance

This score indicates how credible and usable the user-facing aspects of the site are.

Terms content freshness security ux

Created with Highcharts 10.1.0% ScoreChart context menuQuality Assurance92.1692.1684.2984.29707092.9992.99contentfreshnesssecurityux0100255075

SEO: 85.1Created with Highcharts 10.1.0SEOChart context menu
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This score indicates how well the user-facing and technical aspects of your site contribute to search engine optimization, and ultimately, higher rankings and organic traffic.

Terms content mobile technical ux

Created with Highcharts 10.1.0% ScoreChart context menuSEO89.0589.0570.570.587.8287.8292.4792.47contentmobiletechnicalux0100255075