Get ADA Web Accessible

WCAG 2.0 and Section 508, ADA Compliance for websites

This website endeavors to conform to level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user-friendly for all people.

This site has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site displays correctly in current browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly.

Standards Compliance

  1. All pages on this site follow U.S. Federal Government Section 508 Guidelines.
  2. All pages on this site follow priorities 1 & 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  3. All pages on this site validate as HTML 4.01 Strict.
  4. All pages on this site use structured semantic markup. H2 tags are used for main titles, H3 tags for subtitles. For example, on this page, JAWS users can skip to the next section within the accessibility statement by pressing ALT+INSERT+3. Opera users can skip sections by using “S” and “W” to cycle forwards and backward respectively through headings.

Structural Markup

Web pages on http://criterion508.com/ include 3 different areas:

  1. A header bar that includes the main navigation,
  2. The main content area,
  3. A footer.

When CSS (Cascading Styles Sheet) are not applied to a document (or when using a screen reader), the 3 areas are read in the above order.

Images

  1. Unless they are purely decorative items, all images used on this web site have suitable “alt” attributes.
  2. Content should be usable/accessible with images “off” (disabled).
  3. The main navigation bar on this site uses an Image Replacement technique that makes the links accessible to non-visual browsers.

Links

  1. Many links have title attributes, which describe the link in greater detail unless the text of the link already fully describes the target.
  2. Links are written to make sense out of context.
  3. The first link in every document is a “SkipNav”; it is to skip directly to what is considered the main section of the page (the content). We have implemented this feature in a way that it allows Internet Explorer users to tab through (past that target link).
  4. URLs are permanent whenever possible.

Forms

  1. All form controls are appropriately and explicitly labeled.
  2. We provide an email address as an alternative form of access for our online forms.
  3. Forms on this site can be accessed through an access key (1).
  4. Form validation routine does not rely on client-side script.

Scripts

  1. We are using non-obtrusive client-side scripts.
  2. Content of this web site is usable without JavaScript support.

Visual design

  1. This site uses cascading style sheets for visual layout.
  2. This site uses only relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified “text size” option in visual browsers.
  3. If your browser or browsing device does not support stylesheets at all, the content of each page is still readable.
  4. Any information conveyed through the use of color is also available without color (i.e. text-based).

While GetADAAccessible.com strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing GetADAAccessible.com website, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@GetADAAccessible.com.