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Access keys

Access keys are a navigation device enabling you to get around this web site using your keyboard.

Available access keys

This site uses a setup that closely matches most international recommendations on access keys. These are:

  • 1 — Home Page
  • 2 — Skip to content
  • 3 — Site Map
  • 4 — Search field focus
  • 5 — Advanced Search
  • 6 — Site navigation tree
  • 9 — Contact information
  • 0 — Access Key details

County of Hawaii - Web Site Accessibility Policy

Thank you for visiting the County of Hawai'i web site. This web site is provided as a public service for those requiring County services. In an effort to reach the broadest base of the public, the County of Hawai'i will make every effort to design its web pages to facilitate access to persons with disabilities.

Accessibility Tools

Many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools.

PDF files - Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat Reader is recommended to view and print PDF documents that appear on this website.

  • To download a free copy of this program, visit the Adobe website.
  • To read PDF documents with a screen reader please link to the Access Adobe website which provides useful tools and resources.

Accessibility Features

The County of Hawai'i will make every effort to incorporate the following features into new material added to this web site:

  • Live text shall be used instead of graphics to reduce the download time of pages and increase the user's control.
  • All key graphic elements and hyperlinks, where appropriate, shall have an alternative text attribute and/or text summary.
  • Web pages shall be designed so that information required for navigation and meaning is not dependent upon specific colors.
  • Web pages shall be designed so that information required for meaning is not dependent upon sounds.
  • We have attempted specifically to comply with Section 508 referring to website accessibility standards.

In addition, as resources permit, the County of Hawai'i will review web pages and materials that were designed and implemented in the past. Retroactive modification to these pages and materials will be made to comply with Section 508 referring to website accessibility standards, where possible and practical.

Please be cautioned that the nature of the material presented on this web site can fall into formats that do not lend to modification for accessibility access. Such formats can include maps, charts, drawings, and image files. Wherever practical and feasible, the County will provide a text description of the material.

The County of Hawai'i web site may provide links to other web sites where related information may be of interest to users. Please be aware that these external web sites may not be designed according to the accessibility features that the County of Hawai'i utilizes. As such, the County will not be held responsible if there is a failure to comply with ADA regulations or Section 508 on external web sites.

If you have difficulty accessing the site or have any comments or feedback, please do not hesitate to contact the County of Hawai'i ADA Coordinator.

If you use assistive technology (such as a Braille reader, a screen reader, or TTY) and the format of any material on this web site interferes with your ability to access information, please contact the County of Hawai'i ADA Coordinator. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the web address of the requested material, and your contact information.

Please see our privacy statement at

Accessibility Statement

This site uses the Open Source Content Management System Plone and has been designed to be fully accessible, working in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG v1.0). If there is anything on this site — accessibility or validation related — that is not according to the standard, please contact the Site Administration.


This site uses XHTML 1.0 and CSS that conforms to specification, as laid out by the W3C to provide a solid foundation for usability and accessibility. If anything on this web site does not validate correctly, please contact the Site Administration.

This platform aims to achieve AA accessibility as measured against version 1.0 of the WCAG. However, a number of the checkpoints of the WCAG are subjective and there may be instances where interpretation may vary.


We are currently in the process of migrating this website to the main Planning Department site.
Information on this site may not be up to date.
Please go to our official new website here for more information.

Please contact us at if you have any questions.

Mahalo for your patience and understanding!