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

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This metric tests a website's compliance levels on issues that may make it difficult for people with disabilities to use the site.

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