Morris County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Office: Accessibility Information

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office web site has been designed to be fully accessible to all users regardless of technological or physical disability. This page outlines the specific features and initiatives which have been implemented to facilitate access.

Skip Link

A “Skip to main content” link is available at the top of every web page. This allows users with mobility impairments and those who use screen reader software to go directly to the main content of a web page without having to deal with repetitive navigation links.

The “Skip to main content” link is hidden from visual browsers and is accessed through the keyboard. Upon landing on a web page, use your keyboard and press the TAB key. This should make the previously hidden “Skip to main content” link appear at the top left of the browser window. Users of Explorer may need to tab several times before the link becomes visible. Once the link is visible, simply hit your ENTER key to activate the link. Safari users must first go into preferences and under the advanced tab, check the box next to “Press Tab to highlight each item on a webpage.” The skip link is also available via access key “s,” as explained in the “Access Keys” section below.

Skip links currently do not work correctly in the latest versions of Safari, Google Chrome and Opera. These browsers will allow you to skip to the main content area as intended however, once there, hitting your TAB key again will return you to the top of the page.

Page Zoom (Magnification) and Text Sizing Options

Generally speaking, there are two ways to magnify the contents of a web page—you can increase the size of the text or you can zoom the entire page layout. While either method will make it easier to read our content, when you increase the size of the text, graphics/images remain unchanged. On the other hand, page zoom resizes all elements of the page, not just text. Instructions are provided below, following the description about access keys, for invoking this functionality in each of the major browsers.

Access Keys

Access keys are quick keyboard shortcuts that can be used to navigate the web site. The access keys used on this site and the page each leads to are listed below.

s Skip to main content
1 Home Page
2 FAQs
3 Contact Page
4 Site Map
0 Accessibility Information

The combination of keys that must be pressed to invoke an access key differs among the browsers and are shown at the bottom of each panel in the tabbed box which follows.

Explorer

Increase the Size of the Text

Zoom the Entire Page Layout

  • Wheelmouse: Hold down the CTRL key and scroll the mouse wheel up to zoom in.
  • Keyboard: Hold down the CTRL key and at the same time, push the + key to zoom in.
  • Status bar: Click on the magnifying glass in the lower right corner of your browser window to cycle through 3 zoom levels or click on the popup menu next to it and select a zoom level. Show screenshot 

Access Key Combination

ALT plus ACCESS KEY then ENTER

Firefox

Increase the Size of the Text

  • Wheelmouse: First you must use the menu to select Zoom Text Only as described above, then hold down the CTRL key (CMD key on Mac) and scroll the mouse wheel up to increase the text size.
  • Keyboard: First you must use the menu to select Zoom Text Only as described above, then hold down the CTRL key (CMD key on Mac) and at the same time, push the + key to increase the text size.

Zoom the Entire Page Layout Make sure the Zoom Text Only feature is not engaged

  • Wheelmouse: Hold down the CTRL key (CMD key on Mac) and scroll the mouse wheel up to zoom in.
  • Keyboard: Hold down the CTRL key (CMD key on Mac) and at the same time, push the + key to zoom in.

Access Key Combination

Windows: ALT plus SHIFT plus ACCESS KEY
Macintosh: CONTROL plus ACCESS KEY

Safari

Increase the Size of the Text

  • Wheelmouse: First you must use the View menu to select Zoom Text Only as described above, then hold down the CTRL key (CMD key on Mac) and scroll the mouse wheel up to increase the text size.
  • Keyboard: First you must use the View menu to select Zoom Text Only as described above, then hold down the CTRL key (CMD key on Mac) and at the same time, push the + key to increase the text size.

Zoom the Entire Page Layout Make sure the Zoom Text Only feature is not engaged

  • Wheelmouse: Hold down the CTRL key (CMD key on Mac) and scroll the mouse wheel up to zoom in.
  • Keyboard: Hold down the CTRL key (CMD key on Mac) and at the same time, push the + key to zoom in.

Access Key Combination

Windows: ALT plus ACCESS KEY
Macintosh: CONTROL plus OPTION plus ACCESS KEY

Chrome

Increase the Size of the Text

  • Not available

Zoom the Entire Page Layout

  • Wheelmouse: Hold down the CTRL key (CMD key on Mac) and scroll the mouse wheel up to zoom in.
  • Keyboard: Hold down the CTRL key (CMD key on Mac) and at the same time, push the + key to zoom in.

Access Key Combination

Windows: ALT plus ACCESS KEY
Macintosh: CONTROL plus OPTION plus ACCESS KEY

Opera

Increase the Size of the Text

  • Not available

Zoom the Entire Page Layout

  • Wheelmouse: Hold down the CTRL key (OPTION key on Mac) and scroll the mouse wheel up to zoom in.
  • Keyboard: Hold down the SHIFT key and at the same time, push the + key to zoom in.
  • Status bar: Go to the bottom-right of the browser window and use the zoom slider to zoom in or zoom out. To return to the default setting, click the little inverted arrow to the left of the slider and select 100%. Show screenshot 

Access Key Combination

SHIFT plus ESC then ACCESS KEY

Documents in PDF Format

In order to provide online access to Sheriff’s Office forms in their original formatting, we use Adobe Acrobat to create Portable Document Format (PDF) files. To view PDFs, you will need the freely available Adobe Reader software installed on your computer, version 7 or higher.

Standards-Compliant
Web Site Design

This web site has been built using valid XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in accordance with the standards created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the governing body for the web that sets standards for technical development. These standards, known as Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), set forth the requirements for making web site content accessible.

Accessibility isn’t just about making sure blind people can use this site. It’s about removing barriers and making a web site usable to a wide range of people. This includes, for example, someone with arthritis or multiple sclerosis who has difficulty using a mouse, an older user with low vision, a site visitor with dyslexia, as well as those who use assistive technologies to access the Internet.

Because web standards incorporate and support accessibility, a standards-compliant web site ensures that everyone has equal access to the same information—a basic tenet of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In the public sector, it is incumbent upon county government to provide residents with an accessible web site. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office web site also complies with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998).

For More Info or Assistance

If you experience accessibility issues and need assistance or if you use assistive technology and the format of any content on this web site interferes with your ability to access the information, please contact the web site developer at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address). I will get you the information you are seeking in a format that is accessible and I will work to make the web content you found problematic accessible going forward.

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Video Library
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