Web Accessibility Statement

We are committed to providing an accessible web experience to the widest possible audience.

Our websites seek to comply with best practices and standards, as defined by level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines set forth how to make the internet user friendly and content accessible for individuals with disabilities. 

Pages of the following websites are being assessed with the WAVE validation tool from WebAIM and checkmycolours.com, to evaluate for compliance to accessibility guidelines. This is an ongoing process to improve the content accessibility of our websites and this page will be updated as progress permits. New website builds and redesigns will also be evaluated with the same accessibility tools and resources during construction.

ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES

Our websites either include, or will be in the process to include, the following accessibility features:

  • Inclusion of alternative text detail for relevant images and graphics. Images added to sites prior to July 2016 may lack some alt text detail.
  • Captioning newly created videos
  • Improving color contrast between content and background color
  • Utilize ARIA Roles
  • Improve keyboard accessibility/navigation
  • Update pages which have important, lengthy content with "skip navigation/content links"

Accessibility References

W3C accessibility guidelines: These explain the reasons behind each guideline

Accessibility Software

JAWS: Screen reader for Windows
Lynx: Text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays
Links: Text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth
Opera: Visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, and image toggle
Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and other operating systems

Accessibility Services

WAVE: Service from WebAIM to analyze web pages for accessibility compliance
HTML Validation: Service for checking whether web pages conform to published HTML standards
Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer: Tool for viewing web pages without a variety of modern browser features
Lynx Viewer: Service for viewing what your web pages look like in Lynx

Related Resources

WebAIM: Non-profit organization dedicated to improving accessibility to online learning materials
Designing More Usable Websites: List of additional resources

Contact Us

To report an accessibility issues or to suggest enhancements, please contact us.