Purpose and Scope of the Policy
The Volusia County Supervisor of Elections is committed to the universal accessibility of information contained on its website (the Website). The design of the site is optimized to ensure broad readability and usability, which include accessibility criteria and features for people with disabilities, so they may be able to see, understand, navigate, interact, and contribute effectively.
The Supervisor uses the Section 508 standards and, with respect to access by blind or low-sighted persons, WCAG 2.0, Level AA as guidelines (the Guidelines) for pages within our website. As the Website is currently a combination of new and old technologies, and new and existing content, we are actively engaged in the ongoing process of testing, developing, and updating our website for compliance with these accessibility standards.
Policy for Website Accessibility
It shall be the policy of the Supervisor that the Website be designed to be accessible to and usable by people with disabilities. The Supervisor recognizes the importance of making its digital government services available to the largest possible audience. The Website shall be coded to comply with the Guidelines.
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of this website. Please let us know if you encounter any accessibility barriers:
Postal address: 119 W. Indiana Ave. DeLand, FL 32720 attn: Accessibility Coordinator
Under Florida law, Email addresses are public record. Please do not send electronic mail if you do not wish to have your Email address released in response to a public records request. Instead, please contact us by phone or in writing.
To enable us to respond in a manner that will be of most help to you, please indicate:
The nature of the accessibility need
Your preferred format (electronic format, large print, etc.).
The web address of the requested material
Your full contact information, so we can reach you if additional information is required.
Limitations of this Policy
Individuals with (or without) disabilities access the Web with widely varying sets of capabilities, software, and hardware. While this policy does provide the standard for individuals with disabilities to access Web-based information, this policy cannot anticipate every accessibility need, due to known limitations of existing technology. There may be other circumstances, independent of technology that may limit accessibility of the website.
While every effort will be made, it is understood that creating accessible formats for some documentation and graphical renderings maintained by the Supervisor may be technologically unfeasible, impractical, or creates an undue hardship to the Supervsior's operations.
Some existing content may not be in compliance, and some content may meet only the minimum required compliance standards. This will be resolved as departments and others update their existing websites and continue efforts to monitor and maintain acceptable compliance levels. However, this may not include third party software/tools, widgets, Add-ins, APIs, etc. which the Supervisor does not maintain or control.
In accordance with the American Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceedings, or an interpreter to participate in any proceedings, should contact the County of Volusia’ s ADA Coordinator at 386-248-1760 for assistance, at least two business days before any meeting date.
The Supervisor is committed to making its electronic and information technologies accessible to the widest possible audience, including individuals with disabilities. The Supervisor regularly monitors its site to ensure they meet the requirements of Title II of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended in 1998 and the World Wide Web Consortium, Web Contact Accessibility Guidelines.