The Washington County Clerk of Courts is committed to making our web site accessible to all our users so it meets or exceeds the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines priority 1 requirements.
If you have any comments or suggestions for improvement, please contact us.
Our web sites use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for page layout and text formatting. By using relative and adjustable font sizes, users are able to set the text size to better suit their needs. This feature is currently available on all Public pages.
A Site Map is available in a plain text format that does not contain the graphics.
Many of our documents require software applications in order to view them. The information below will provide download links to the software.
Adobe Acrobat PDF Files
Adobe Acrobat Viewer – Many of the documents on the Clerk’s website are in HTML or ASCII 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.
Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer – 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 at the Microsoft Viewers site listed below.
Microsoft Word Viewer – You can view publications in DOC format if you have Word version 6.0 or higher installed on your computer. Word documents can also be viewed with many other word processing software programs. Additionally, Microsoft offers a FREE Word file viewer that you can download listed above.
Microsoft Excel Viewer – You can open, view, and print Excel workbooks, even if you don’t have Excel installed. You can also copy data from Excel Viewer to another program. However, you cannot edit data, save a workbook, or create a new workbook.
Microsoft offers FREE viewers for all of their Office applications. Please visit the Microsoft Viewers page and download the viewer that you require.
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 and later versions file formats
The Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 and later versions file formats lets you view and print Word documents on a computer that does not have Word 2007 or Word 2010 installed.