Beaufort County Website Accessibility

Our Standards

Beaufort County Government is committed to providing a web presence that enables full public access to Beaufort County Government information and services. As such, Beaufort County Government complies with high accessibility standards to meet the needs of users with disabilities.

Disabilities come in many forms, including but not limited to hearing impairment, visual impairment, and cognitive disorders. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate all users who utilize standards-compliant web browsers, enabling software, or assistive devices.

Accessible Web design provides benefits to both those using assistive technology, as well as others. It provides benefits to users with text-based browsers, low-end processors, slow modem connections, or users who do not have state-of-the-art computer equipment. It also allows for easier access to the Internet via technologies such as Internet-enabled phones or personal digital assistants.

Standard for Compliance

We strive to ensure the accessibility of Beaufort County Government for site visitors with special needs. We stay up to date on current practices and conduct testing throughout the development of the website and when applying new technologies and advancements.

We use various testing tools, such as Wave and Total Validator, to verify that Beaufort County Government is in compliance with Section 508. We have made great efforts to make sure that the pages of this website are accessible in accordance with South Carolina's official standards and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Furthermore, Beaufort County Government has adopted the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.

If you or someone you know is not able to access any content on this website due to a disability, please let us know.

Contact Information

If you use assistive technology (such as a Braille reader, or a screen reader) and the format of any material on this website interferes with your ability to access information, please contact us. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate in your message the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the web address

of the requested material, and your contact information so that we may best serve you to

Accessibility Design Guidelines

Our website has been designed with the following accessibility guidelines in mind:

  • We work to comply with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 A and AA regarding website accessibility standards.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have difficulty accessing the site or have any comments or feedback.

Browser Accessibility Information

Many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools.

Additional Plug-ins

Adobe Reader is required to view and print PDF documents that appear on this website.

Supported Assistive Technology

  • Latest Version of JAWS for Windows
  • Latest Version of NVDA for Windows
  • Latest Version of VoiceOver for Mac OS X
  • Keyboard-Only Navigation