Okeechobee County is committed to making our web site accessible to all our users. Our websites are currently under review and redesign, if necessary, to make sure that it meets or exceeds the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act specifically outlines how all websites should seek to improve their standards, so that information is uniform and accessible to everyone.
We strive to make our Web site accessible and informative to all users, and we are constantly updating our site with new information, events, meetings and activities to keep our community in the know.
Many pages contain documents that require third-party plug-ins or readers, including:
Adobe Acrobat PDF Files
Many of the documents on the Florida Department of State website are in HTML orASCII formats. These formats are generally accessible to people who use screen readers. We also have a large number of documents in PDF Format.
PDF format is used to preserve the content and layout of our hard copy publications. Publications in PDF can only be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or higher. You can download and get help using the Acrobat Reader at the Adobe Systems, Inc. site. The downloadable Acrobat Reader software is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe.
People using screen-reading devices generally are unable to read documents directly in PDF format unless they have an accessibility plug-in installed on their system along with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. This plug-in is available at NO CHARGE from Adobe. Adobe also has online tools that will convert PDF files to HTML on request. To get the plug-in and latest news about Adobe's accessibility tools and services, visit the Adobe Downloads site.
You can view our online publications that are in PPT format if you have any version of PowerPoint installed on your computer. For those who don't have the software, the Microsoft Corporation offers a FREE PowerPoint file viewer. You can download and get help using the PowerPoint viewer: PowerPoint Viewer 2007 for PowerPoint Presentations
Microsoft offers FREE viewers for all of their Office applications. Please visit the Microsoft Viewers page and download the viewer that you require.
Every page of our website comes with a Print Style Sheet, which simply, means that every page has a level of mark up allowing you to print clear and accurate depictions of our website. It's a "What You See Is What You Get" print area, preventing any confusion about any content listed on our site.
If you have any concerns regarding our website and the accessibility features included, please feel free to contact the County Administrator or her Executive Assistant at 863-763-6441.