Website Standards 

We strive to make our site accessible to a variety of users with differing needs, using various technologies. We are working to make our site compliant with Section 508 and the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative, Priority One checkpoints.

All reasonable efforts will be made by Buncombe County Government to accommodate special needs of individuals as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Individuals with disabilities requiring an accommodation beyond those already provided at the web portal, should e-mail providing contact information and a brief description of the accommodations required.

In some instances, we've included Portable Document Format (.pdf) files (for forms and official documents) until we are able to develop more accessible options. For information on Adobe Acrobat PDF accessibility, please visit the Adobe Acrobat Accessibility web page.

The complexity of some of our materials may make accessibility difficult for some. If you encounter material or services on our web site that you cannot use or access, please inform us so that accommodations can be made. Your comments and interest in our site help us to identify areas where we need to improve.

This site uses the following standards for content delivery:

  • Best viewed at a minimum screen resolution of 800 x 600
  • Netscape 4.x and Internet Explorer 4.x and newer browsers
  • Pages are coded in HTML 4.01.
  • Styles are formatted using the Cascading Style Sheets 2 (CSS2) specification.
  • Cookies are used only when necessary.
  • The Adobe Acrobat plugin is required for certain forms and documents presented in PDF format. It can be downloaded at:
  • Microsoft Word (or a compatible application, like the Internet Explorer browser) is required for certain forms and documents in DOC format.

Recent versions of popular web browsers will tend to display our pages more accurately, as these newer browsers comply with the standards defined in the HTML 4.01 and CSS2 specifications. As development on our site continues, we are exploring solutions that will make our site even more accessible to the diverse population of our county.