File Formats & Accessibility

The Whatcom County website is designed to conform with level A, priority 1 checkpoints of W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative. Our web pages are designed to be readable by any browser version, including text-reading browsers.

Some files provided on our website contain special formatting, such as a court form, and are provided in other formats for downloading and printing. Examples include word processing files, spreadsheets, or Acrobat PDF files. Please contact us at 360-676-7684 if you need an alternative format.

Adobe PDF Files

Many files on the Whatcom County website are provided in Adobe®Acrobat portable document format (.pdf). To access these files, you must have the Adobe®Acrobat® Reader installed on your computer, available free from Adobe.

The newest version of the free reader, Version 7, comes in two formats. A basic reader which is very fast and a "full" version that is somewhat slower. For most users the basic version will do everything you need. Older operating systems such as Windows ME and 98 will need to download Version 6.01.

Multimedia & Video Viewer Applications