Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0, Level AA)
Our current focus is to meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level AA compliance, set forth by the World Wide Web consortium or W3C for short. We also do our best to interface with third party websites and apps that currently meet or are working toward meeting these guidelines. We admit, it's not an easy task, but the benefits of meeting this goal far outweigh the difficulties.
By following W3C and WebAIM our hope is to continue educating ourselves while putting efforts into staying ahead of upcoming changes to the standards and guidelines.
While we continue to curate, maintain the development of this website, we'll be following Principles of Accessible Design provided by WebAIM. Headquartered at Utah State University's Center for Persons with Disabilities, WebAIM has provided solutions and expertise since 1999. Our continued efforts include:
- Designing with readable text, but also preserving your ability to adjust the font size
- Ensuring proper use of ARIA attributes for content when needed
- Making the site keyboard accessible
- Ensuring proper color and contrast ratios for text readability
- Compatibility with popular screen readers, OS screen magnifiers and speech recognition software and packages
Best practices for proper accessibility set-up
If you are looking for better ways to make your computer or mobile device more accessible, we recommend visiting AbilityNet. They provide step-by-step guidance to help you make adjustments for better seeing, hearing, keyboard use as well as adjustments to make reading and writing easier.
Another great resource is My Web My Way provided by the BBC. It provides accessibility help, by offering steps for users to navigate the internet regardless of their ability or disability.
Remember, laws that govern accessibility and universal access are constantly changing to meet the needs of everyone. While our efforts are ongoing, we are open to any suggestions from our customers and viewers. If you do have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of our site, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or shoot us a DM on Twitter for additional contact methods. If the your issue is with a specific page or function, please mention that page or function in the email. We'll usually get back to you within two business days.