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We are committed to ensuring the accessibility of our website to a wide audience, including people with disabilities.

Informing Change strives to continually monitor and improve its website performance and services to be compliant to the highest accessibility standards possible.

For Informingchange.com 

The Informing Change website was rebuilt in 2020 and meets baseline conformance to accessibility standards. As content is added and updated, we strive to maintain the current conformance from when the website launched (see below). 

We aim to:

  • Maintain an accessible website that is in conformance with WCAG standards. 

When auditing our website we specifically addressed the following areas at the template and page level:

  • Structural Markup
  • W3C WAI-Aria Landmarks
  • Access Keys
  • Images
  • Links
  • Forms
  • Scripts
  • Visual Design

At this time, Informing Change is not in a position to perform website testing with real users with disabilities.  However,  Informing Change has reviewed and addressed the errors in reports conducted using standard automated accessibility tools. All tests and remediation to date have been based on automated testing.

Current Conformance Status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. The Informing Change website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level A standards. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content, design elements, and functionality do not fully conform to the accessibility standards. Below you will find details on the actions we have taken to conform to standards as best as possible. 

Audit Summary

The Informing Change website was audited upon launch using four publicly available tools, Google Lighthouse, WAVE, Axe, and Arc Toolkit. Ultimately we intend to continue to develop our website to be as closely conformant with WCAG 2.1 standards. Summaries from Google Lighthouse and WAVE are included in this statement. Note: Technical Specifications, the website uses HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP and is built using the Mangrove Web Development base theme. 

Google Lighthouse:

  • On desktop, our current informational website (https://informingchange.com/) scores a level of 96/100 for accessibility using Google’s Lighthouse accessibility tool.
  • On mobile, our current informational website (https://informingchange.com/) scores a level of 96/100 for accessibility using Google’s Lighthouse accessibility tool.

Desktop (7/16/2020)

 

Mobile (7/16/2020)

 

WAVE:

  • Scores for all categories are shown below. Features, structured elements, and aria all refer to positive elements found on the site. All errors and alerts have been addressed.
  • The specific audit for informingchange.com can be found here https://wave.webaim.org/report#/informingchange.com

High Level Errors

  • 6

Contrast Errors

  • 15

Alerts

  • 13

Featured

  • 8

Structure Elements

  • 37

Aria

  • Number of instances (15)

Maintenance

When pushing new content to the website, we will run the audits listed above to maintain our accessibility conformance. The goal is to keep the site at the current conformance state, improve the state of conformance as new content is added. 

This policy was last reviewed on July 16, 2020.

Feedback

If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions regarding the accessibility of this website or our products, please email us at [email protected] with the subject line “Accessibility”. We will respond within 72-hours to any accessibility related issues on the site and will do what we can to improve your experience on our website. 

E-mail: [email protected]

Postal address: 1841 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94703

Adapted from Developing Organizational Policies on Web Accessibility https://www.w3.org/WAI/planning/org-policies/