We want everyone who visits The Valuable 500 website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding, going above and beyond the recommendations stated in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act 1998.
What are we doing?
To help us make The Valuable 500 website a positive place for everyone, we’ve been referring to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, more compatible with assistive technology, and more user friendly for everyone.
The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level AA as the target for the The Valuable 500 website.
How are we doing?
We’ve worked hard on the The Valuable 500 website and we’ve hired the certified professionals at ilumino, llc to help us achieve our goal of WCAG 2.1 Level AA accessibility. The following pages/documents included in the scope of work are representative of the pages on the website:
- The Valuable 500
- Media hub
- The Team
- Join (Pop-up)
- Accessibility Statement
- Global Elements (Header, Footer, Navigation, Search)
The accessibility experts at ilumino, llc will conduct manual testing on a Windows or Mac computer using NVDA, JAWs, or VoiceOver, as appropriate. Proprietary software is used for all automated testing.
There are some areas of our website, provided by 3rd party vendors, that we have learned may not be accessible or usable by everyone equally. We will contact those providers and request that they correct any code that does not comply with the WCAG 2.1 Level AA guidelines and we will update those areas as soon as possible. Excluded areas include the following:
We will monitor the website regularly to maintain our ongoing commitment to delivering a site that is accessible to the largest possible audience. If you have any concerns about the usability of our site or find a feature that is inaccessible, please contact us using the information below. We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate requests.
Let us know what you think
If you enjoyed using the The Valuable 500 website, or if you had issues with any part of it, please get in touch. We’d like to hear from you in the following way:
- email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- call us at +447805940985
This document was updated by ilumino on July 15, 2020.