Category: Accessibility Guidance Bulletins

Access Symbols

County of Marin Disability Access Program Accessibility Guidance Bulletin #11 Access Symbols International Symbol of Accessibility This symbol should only be used to indicate access for individuals with limited mobility, including wheelchair users. For example, the symbol is used to indicate an accessible entrance, bathroom or a lowered phone or counter, or for wheelchair users. … Continued

Accommodating Service Animals

County of Marin Disability Access Program Accessibility Guidance Bulletin #10 Accommodating Service Animals The County of Marin is committed to making reasonable modifications in policies, procedures, and practices to permit the use of service animals by persons with disabilities. Service animals play an important role in ensuring the independence of people with disabilities, and it … Continued

Making Reception Areas Accessible

Disability Access Program Accessibility Guidance Bulletin #9 Making Reception Areas Accessible The following information is to assist you in assuring that a welcoming environment is provided in your department’s public reception areas so that these public spaces are accessible to and usable by your customers with disabilities. Here are some simple questions that can be … Continued

911 and Emergency Communication Services

County of Marin Disability Access Program Accessibility Guidance Bulletin #8 911 and EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SERVICES The ADA requires that 911 and other emergency communications services operated by or for local governments be usable by persons with disabilities. The following questions are relevant to this requirement: What types of emergency communications services are covered? How does … Continued

Social Media Accessibility

County of Marin Disability Access Program Accessibility Guidance Bulletin 7b# Social Media Accessibility What is Social Media? Social media allows anyone with an internet connection to view and publish digital content, including articles, photographs, music and videos to the web. It can take many different forms, including blogs, video and picture sharing and podcasts. The … Continued

Creating accessible pdf documents

County of Marin Disability Access Program Accessibility Guidance Bulletin #7a Creating Accessible PDF Documents WHY ACCESSIBILITY IS IMPORTANT FOR PDF DOCUMENTS The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, require that electronic and information technology developed, procured or used by government entities be accessible to persons … Continued

Website accessibility under Title II of the ADA

County of Marin Disability Access Program Accessibility Guidance Bulletin #7 Website Accessibility Under Title II Of The ADA ACCESS TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY In the last several years, the Internet has dramatically changed the way County government conducts its business. Today, the County of Marin’s departments routinely make much more information about their programs, activities, and … Continued

TTY Use & “Helpful Hints”

County of Marin Disability Access Program Accessibility Guidance Bulletin #6a TTY USE & “Helpful Hints” BACKGROUND TTYs are communication devices that do not rely on voice or hearing, but have keyboards (just like a computer keyboard) and visual displays for text-based conversations. While TTYs are used primarily by deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened or … Continued

Ensuring Telecommunication Access to County programs services and Activities

County of Marin Disability Access Program Accessibility Guidance Bulletin #6 Telecommunication Relay Services-Dial 711 Ensuring Telecommunication Access to County programs services and Activities In order to ensure that individuals who require telecommunication access assistance are able to access County programs, services and activities via telephone, the County will place information regarding access to the California … Continued

Providing Public Information In Alternative Formats

County of Marin Disability Access Program Accessibility Guidance Bulletin #5b Providing Public Information In Alternative Formats The County of Marin is committed to ensuring the opportunity for full participation for people with disabilities in all county programs, services, and activities. A critical component in achieving program access is the provision of County publications in accessible … Continued

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