Our Commitment to Accessibility
The County of Elgin is committed to being responsive to the needs of all its residents and employees. In order to meet the needs of people with disabilities the County of Elgin will:
- Ensure policies, practices and procedures address dignity, independence, integration and provide for equal opportunity for people with disabilities.
- Allow people with disabilities to use their own personal assistive devices to obtain, use or benefit from the services offered by the County.
- Strive to meet the needs of people with disabilities in a timely manner, at a cost no greater than that for people without disabilities.
- Accommodate the accessibility needs of people with disabilities to ensure they can obtain, use or benefit from the County’s goods, services, programs and facilities.
Joint Accessibility Advisory Committee
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
The County of Elgin is committed to creating an accessible online environment for its visitors. The County has designed this website to conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
To increase the size of text, all modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Edge) incorporate a zoom feature. The shortcut for all these browsers is to simply hold ctrl (cmd on Mac) and press the = key to zoom in, – key to zoom out and ctrl and 0 key to reset text to the default size. You can also hold the ctrl key and mouse wheel (scroll) to zoom in or out.
Skip links offer the ability to jump to specific sections such as content, site map or the contact section are available and accessed by pressing the tab key. This feature also enables individuals to browse content of the site without the use of a mouse or in addition with a screen-reader.