It is the policy of the Larimer County Government to provide equal access for people with disabilities to all of its programs, services and activities. The role of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator was created to insure that this policy for people with disabilities is maintained. It provides assistance to persons with disabilities who wish to engage or participate in county programs, services and programs as fully as those without disabilities. It also provides assistance to the County agencies to ensure that their programs, services and activities satisfy the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity of Larimer County Government, should contact the ADA Coordinator, at 970/498-5967 or by email to accessibility@larimer.org as soon as possible, but no later than five business days before a scheduled event

Donna J. Notter
ADA Coordinator
Risk Management
200 W Oak St, Suite 4000, PO Box 1190, Fort Collins, CO 80522
Phone: (970) 498-5967  |  Fax: (970) 498-5965 | TTY:  Relay Colorado - 711
Email Accessibility - accessibility@larimer.org   

Web Accessibility

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 larimer.org, 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

Below are real-time metrics for larimer.org from Siteimprove, a third-party analytics tool.


Government Benchmark:
73.1%

Digital Certainty Index

This overall score measures the quality and potential impact of the site's digital presence, including its accessibility and usability, its credibility and trustworthiness, and how well-poised it is to respond to SEO challenges. The final DCI Score is calculated as an overall score of points awarded in three categories: Accessibility, Quality Assurance, and SEO.


Current Month Page Views: 474,077*       Documents: 2,519*       Links: 15,420*       Pages: 3,218*      
*Includes public website and county intranet

Government Benchmark:
79.5%

Accessibility

This score indicates how well the site meets the standards set out in WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) 2.0.

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Government Benchmark:
65.5%

Quality Assurance

This score indicates how credible and usable the user-facing aspects of the site are.

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Government Benchmark:
74.3%

SEO

This score indicates how well the user-facing and technical aspects of your site contribute to search engine optimization, and ultimately, higher rankings and organic traffic.

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