We want everyone who visits the Standing Together website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding.
What are we doing?
To help us make the Standing Together website a positive place for everyone, we’ve been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. 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). We’ve chosen Level AA as the target for the Standing Together website.
How are we doing?
We are working hard on the Standing Together website in order to achieve our goal of Level AA accessibility. This is a work in progress, and if you do find any problems, please get in touch.
About our site
Our site is built with WordPress using Everest, an Accessibility Compliant theme by Pojo The colors of the site were chosen for high contrast and tested using the Webaim color contrast checker.
Our site is being tested with the screen readers NVDA and Chromvox.
Changing the font size (Zoom)
To enlarge the font size use the keyboard short:
- For Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS, press Ctrl and +
- For Apple, press ⌘ and +
To decrease the font size use the keyboard short
- For Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS press Ctrl and –
- For Apple press ⌘ and –
To return to the default font size press Ctrl and 0 on Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS
“Skip” links and Accessibility Menu
We include a skip to content link. When you open a page, the first time you press tab, you will encounter this link. On the desktop version, we include an accessibility menu which you can access the second time that you press the tab button.
Images have alternative content where it is not redundant. Most videos are on pages that explain their content. We have started adding closed caption to our videos on YouTube and will continue to do so.
We include H1, H2 heading in sequential order on our pages. Using assistive technology you can view the headings of each page.
Our forms were created using Contact 7 Forms with accessible defaults setting.
The color contrast on this site conforms to the WCAG AA standard. However, if you want to change the contrast on this site, please follow instructions below for the browser that you are using.
To change contrast in Firefox
- From the main browser menu choose options
- From the options menu choose content
- Choose the color option on the right hand side
- The color menu will open up, choose your preferred foreground, background and link colors.
To change contrast in Chrome
- Go to the Chrome store and download the free extension, High Contrast
- The extension dialogue box will open where you can adjust the settings
- The icon for the extension will be placed on the bar near the menu icon. You can also manage the extension from the extension manager.
- Clicking on the icon will open the dialog box enabling you to change the settings
To change contrast in Explorer
- Use the keyboard shortcut ALT + left SHIFT + PRINT SCREEN to open the Windows high contrast dialog box. Choose yes to change the computer settings to high contrast. If you want to change your high contrast settings click on the Start button, choose control panel and then ease of access center.
To change contrast in Safari
- The contrast change is not done within Safari rather it is done through the computer’s settings. So go to settings and choose System Preferences
- Click on “Accessibility” and select the the ‘Display’ panel
- Check the box for “Increase Contrast”
- Exit settings and open Safari and note the changes.
Go to settings and choose accessibility. There you will find options for large text and high contrast as well as text to speech output
If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.