We incorporate website accessibility standards into the design and maintenance of our website to ensure accessibility for all people regardless of ability or method of access.
What are we doing with accessibility?
To help us make our website a positive place for everyone, we've been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user-friendly for everyone. The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA) and we’ve chosen Level AA as the target for our website.
How are we doing with accessibility?
We've worked hard on our website and believe we've achieved our goal of WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility. We monitor the website regularly to maintain this goal. If you do find any problems, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at (406)582-2275
1. Provide Alternate Text - A text equivalent for every non-text element shall be provided via "alt" (alternative text attribute), "longdesc" (long description tag), or in element content. This applies: 1. Images and graphical buttons
a. Graphical representations of text
b. Image map regions
d. applets and programmatic object
e. ASCII art (two slides)
2. Meaning must be independent of color -
Web pages shall be designed so that all information required for navigation or meaning is not dependent on the ability to identify specific colors.
3. Identify Language changes -
Changes in the natural language (e.g., English to French) of a document's text and any text equivalents shall be clearly identified. 1. For short passages of different languages within a page when the entire page is in a different language
4. Style sheet independent -
Documents shall be organized so they are readable without requiring an associated style sheet.
5. Update equivalents for dynamic content -
Web pages shall update equivalents for dynamic content whenever they contain dynamic content.
1. Images used in FRAMES
2. FRAMES and dynamic content created by SCRIPTS
6. Redundant text links for server-side image maps whenever possible -
Redundant text links shall be provided for each active region of a server-side image map.
7. Row and Column Headers in Data Tables -
Data tables shall provide identification of row and column headers.
8. Data cells must be associated with header cells -
Markup shall be used to associate data cells and header cells for data table that have two or more logical levels of row or column headers.
9. Title all frames -
Frames shall be titled with text that facilitates frame identification and navigation.
1. Simple titles
2. Complex frameset descriptions
10. Multimedia- Video will be captioned and Audio files will be transcribed. If you find an item on our website that is not accessible please contact our ADA coordinator for assistance.
Where can you get additional accessibility help?
Most popular browsers and plug-ins contain built-in accessibility tools and features. For more information, please visit the accessibility information pages for these tools:
- Google Accessibility for Chrome Browser
- Microsoft Accessibility for Internet Explorer Browser
- Accessibility Information for the Firefox Browser
- Accessibility Information for Adobe PDF Reader