Statement of Accessibility

Highlands County Clerk of Court and Comptroller - Accessibility, and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities

 

Purpose and Scope

The Highlands County Clerk of Court (Clerk) is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website to people with disabilities. The Clerk is actively working to improve the accessibility and usability of this website, and therefore adhere to as many of the available W3C standards and ADA guidelines as possible.

The Clerk does not discriminate in its programs and services; based on religion, age, race, color, national origin, gender, marital or parental status, or disability, and complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

The Clerk has instituted a program to continuously update this website to ensure the site conforms to World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA. Such guidelines detail best practices for ensuring assistive technology available to users of this site. These guidelines also make the site more user friendly for all people.

The Clerk’s website contains links to websites hosted by third parties.  The Clerk does not make claims regarding the accessibility of third party websites and is not able to make accommodations on such websites.

Accessibility Assistance

If you use assistive technology and the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information, or to request a reasonable accommodation, or if you need information provided in an alternative format, please let us know via one of the methods outlined below. We will make reasonable effort to accommodate all needs.

Any individual who believes material on this site is inaccessible and is considered to be a violation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and/or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may file a written grievance online via our Accessibility Feedback Form, or by email at accessibility@hcclerk.org, using the steps below:
 
At a minimum, the written grievance should include: 
  • Your name

  • Your address

  • Your contact information (email and telephone number)

  • The date of the complaint

  • A description of the problem encountered

  • The URL (web address) or location of the problem page

  • Solution desired

     

Assistance in Court Proceedings

If you need special assistance due to a disability to participate in court proceedings in Highlands County Florida, please contact the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida Office of the Court Administrator as much in advance of your court appearance as possible.

 

If you are hearing or voice impaired, you may call 711 and the Florida Relay Service will assist you with your call to our office.

It is the intent of the Tenth Judicial Circuit to facilitate provisions for reasonable accommodations when requested by qualified persons with disabilities.

For more information about website accessibility, we recommend these websites:

Accessing Documents

This web site contains links to certain files that are Portable Document Format (PDF) files. These documents require an application capable of opening this filetype. For the best experience, we recommend the most current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If the Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, you may download the Adobe Acrobat Reader.


If you are using a screen reader, you may find it will not read some documents in PDF format. Adobe provides a web site that will convert non-accessible PDF files to a format that is usable with a screen reader. The site is located at access.adobe.com, and the tool can also be added to your computer as a "plug-in." OCR.Space, a free website, offers OCR conversions of PDF files.