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.
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"
W3C accessibility guidelines: These explain the reasons behind each guideline
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
WAVE: Service from WebAIM to analyze web pages for accessibility complianceHTML Validation: Service for checking whether web pages conform to published HTML standardsWeb Page Backward Compatibility Viewer: Tool for viewing web pages without a variety of modern browser featuresLynx Viewer: Service for viewing what your web pages look like in Lynx
WebAIM: Non-profit organization dedicated to improving accessibility to online learning materials
To report an accessibility issue or to suggest enhancements, please contact us.