Website Developer’s Statement
This page explains the steps taken to improve handicap accessibility and conform with the accessibility guidelines below.
We have coded this site to comply with:
- Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
- The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- W3C WCAG 2.0 Level AA.
We have performed automated testing and human review and believe this site to be in full compliance with the stated guidelines.
Charlottesville SEO Web Development, LLC
Most Recent Test: April 14, 2015
Programming and Markup
- All pages on this site validate as HTML5
- All pages on this site pass automated testing for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Levels A, AA, and AAA (Triple-A) using a host of testing software including tawdis.net (external link)
- Meaningful alternative text is provided for content-rich visual elements.
- Terminology is marked up with emphasis tags, and abbreviation tags where appropriate, containing titled explanations.
- Scripted client-side functions provide only visual enhancements. No essential web site functions require client-side script.
- Relative font sizes enable text re-sizing in visual browsers (View menu).
- Visual layout is entirely style sheet (CSS) based. There is no presentational table-based code.
- All style sheets enable users to override site formatting with their own customized formatting.
- Effective January 2, 2010, I have eliminated the three alternate style sheets I had previously made available for text enlargements. Visitors who do not know how to resize text using the functionality available with their browsers are encouraged to visit this site for instructions:
- All content is accessible in browsers that do not support style sheets.
- Color-coded content has alternative identification.
- The status line is not used to convey information because status line data is not accessible to all assistive technologies.
- Client side script functions are invoked with event handlers.
- Links are opened in the originating window.
- Form fields are labeled.
This site makes full use of structured semantic markup as follows.
- H2 tags are used for page titles.
- H3 tags are used for section headings.
- H4 tags are used for section subheadings.
Navigational Access Keys
The Home Page is accessible from each page via access key (1). We are suspending our use of access keys for each page because of the inconsistent manner they are implemented and the resulting confusion they can cause.
Contact Page Form
Form elements can be accessed by Tabbing. All form elements contain associated labels.
Additional Navigational Aids
- Skip to Navigation and Skip to Content links are provided for text only browsers
- Note: Skip to links are not visible in graphic-user-interface browsers
- All pages have rel=previous, next, and home links to aid navigation in text-only browsers.
- Repetitive navigation is coded below page content to expedite content accessibility for those using screen readers.
- Major navigation links on the Home Page contain explanatory titles.
- All other links contain inline explanatory text.
- Links are provided in content areas to provide expanded explanations.
- All pages contain links to skip over content for ready access to primary navigation.
Charlottesville SEO Web Development welcomes suggestions to improve accessibility. To ensure that Nick Stone receives your comments, personally, please call 434-284-2840 or use the contact form found in the page footer. We’d love to hear from you!