Program, Services, and Activities Accessibility and Effective Communication

Jefferson County will, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in Jefferson County’s programs, services, and activities. Examples include qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification to participate in a program, service, or activity of Jefferson County, should call 303-271-8500 or TDD 303-271-8560.   We appreciate a minimum of 48 hours advance notice so arrangements can be made to provide the requested auxiliary aid or reasonable accommodation.

Jefferson County will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

Jefferson County will make all reasonable modifications to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in Jefferson County offices, even where pets are generally prohibited. 

Neither the ADA nor the Rehabilitation Act requires Jefferson County to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

Notice and Grievance

Please see the county Grievance Procedure and Notice Procedure for more information.

Sheriff's Office Notice and Grievance

For ADA questions or concerns, or to submit a grievance, email the Sheriff’s Office ADA Coordinator or call 303-271-5872.

Website Accessibility

If you use assistive technology (such as a Braille reader, a screen reader, or TTY) 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 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. Users who need accessibility assistance can also contact us by phone through the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY/Voice communication.

Accessibility Design Guidelines

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

  • We currently work to comply with Section 508 as well as W3C WCAG 2.0 Level AA referring to website accessibility standards. 
  • In compliance with Colorado State HB21-1110, we are working with our Web Content Management (CMS) vendor to comply with WCAG 2.1+ Level AA and will provide progress and updates on this page periodically.
  • If you have difficulty accessing the site or have any comments or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact us. Any issue with accessibility will be corrected within a reasonable timeframe.

Browser Accessibility Information

Many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools.

Additional Plug-ins

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Supported Assistive Technology