Policies & Disclaimers

Rock Island County Government is committed to providing access to our web pages for individuals with disabilities. We recognize the importance of making our website available to the largest possible audience and our goal is to attempt to design the website to be accessible by everyone. To meet this commitment, our goal is to attempt to voluntarily comply with requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998, and Level 1.0 Accessibility Guidelines proposed by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Rock Island County is in the process of redesigning its website. As each major section of the website is redesigned, it will be reviewed for accessibility compliance. It is our goal to follow the recommended guidelines based on the W3C Content Accessibility Priority One Guidelines and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

If a page does not comply with the above guidelines, a link will be provided to an alternative compliant page when possible. The alternative page will be accessible, will have equivalent information (or functionality) and will be updated as often as the inaccessible (original) page. Some applications that Rock Island County offers on its website are visual in nature and can not be presented in equivalent text pages. Mapping and GIS applications are examples. If you have questions or difficulty accessing a certain page on our website, please email the Rock Island County Webmaster.

Free Screen Reader

To assist those individuals with a visual handicap, a free screen reader called WebAnywhere is available on the internet. WebAnywhere is a web-based screen reader for the web. It requires no special software to be installed and enables the blind or visually impaired to access the web from any computer they have access to that has a sound card.

Text Relay

Free calls for people with hearing loss or speech disabilities. Purple Communications' (formerly GoAmerica) online relay service is an easy way for people who have hearing loss or speech disabilities to make a call and never miss a word. Relay is a free, government-regulated service designed to make it easy for people with hearing loss or speech disabilities to place phone calls.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinators

ADA Coordinator for Rock Island County:
Erin Hughes
Human Resources Department
Americans with Disability Act Coordinator
1504 3rd Avenue
Rock Island, Il 61201
Phone: 309-558-3606
Email Erin Hughes

View the Rock Island County Grievance Procedure and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 (PDF).

ADA Coordinator for the Rock Island County Courts:
Victoria Bluedorn
ADA Coordinator for the Rock Island County Courts included in the 14th Judicial Circuit
Phone: 309-558-3289
Email Victoria Bluedorn