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Web Accessibility

Thank you for visiting the Erie County website and reviewing our web accessibility standards. Pages on this site are accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with provisions of the Section 508 Workforce Investment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This site currently complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines v2.0 as addressed in the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative. If you are having a problem accessing this web site, please let us know and we will work to ensure you can successfully access our information and forms.

Below are some examples of how these features may be helpful to you...

Windows Users

Larger/Smaller Fonts

  • Hold the CTRL key while pressing the + (plus) key to enlarge the font size.
  • Hold the CTRL key while pressing the - (minus) key to decrease the font size.

High Contrast

Our web site automatically works with Windows' "High Contrast" mode.
If your computer is already set for High Contrast mode, activate it by pressing:

  • (Left) Alt + (Left) Shift + Print Screen (Turn High Contrast off by pressing the same keys again.)


If you are uncomfortable with the mouse, you will soon be able to operate the entire Erie County web site using just the keyboard:

  • Press the Tab key to move from link to link (or Shift + Tab to move backwards).
  • Press the Enter key to activate a link.
  • Use Alt + Left Arrow to go back a page.

Or, to fill out forms:

  • Press the Tab key to move from field to field.
  • Press Up Arrow or Down Arrow to move between items in a list.
  • Press Spacebar to check or uncheck radio buttons and checkboxes.
  • Press Enter to activate buttons.

Additional Accessibility Tutorials for Microsoft Products are available at Microsoft's website.

Macintosh Users


To turn VoiceOver on or off, use Command-F5.

Screen Zooming - Mac OS X

Option-Command-8 Turns screen zooming on or off

Option-Command-= Zooms in

Option-Command-- (hyphen) Zooms out

Command-Option-Control-8 Inverts the screen colors

Command-Option-Control-, Reduces contrast

Command-Option-Control-. Increases contrast

Additional Accessibility Keyboard Shortcuts can be found on Apple's website. (Includes key combinations for moving focus in full keyboard access mode.)