We Value Digital Inclusion
In our effort to provide a fully accessible and optimized user experience for all site visitors, we have taken careful measure to ensure an excellent user experience, regardless of the technology being used to access this site or the specific abilities of those individuals seeking access to this site.
AudioEye Accessibility Certification
The AudioEye Certification seal represents a commitment to accessibility and inclusion. The AudioEye certification process involves automatic and manual testing with the goal of meeting Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA Standards.
AudioEye certifies that our website has been optimized for Assistive Technology users. Regular testing is conducted to maintain an ongoing audit of our website, which will continue to be enhanced for optimal accessibility and usability.
A Complete Approach: Improving the User Experience for Users of Assistive Technologies
Web Accessibility Guidelines
As a first priority, our website has leveraged the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as reference to ensure the web content made available from our site is more accessible for individuals with disabilities and user friendly for everyone. These globally recognized best practices (as recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium) consist of three levels of accessibility measurement (A, AA, and AAA). To the greatest extent feasible, we have elected to conform to Level AA of these guidelines. From this perspective, our website is monitored and tested by internal resources and by AudioEye, a 3rd-Party provider of Web Accessibility testing and monitoring. Related Links
- Section 508: Information and news about the accessibility standards introduced by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
- Department of Justice Section 508: Section 508 specifics from the Department of Justice
- U.S. Access Board: Design guidelines for electronic and information technology
This website has been tested using a variety of assistive technologies. We recommend using the following web browser / screen reader combinations for an optimized experience:
- For Windows users: JAWS or NVDA and Firefox
- For Mac users: VoiceOver and Safari or Chrome
- For mobile users: VoiceOver with iOS or TalkBack with Android
Providing Users with a Free & Customizable Assistive Utility
The Ally+ Toolbar
In addition to the above mentioned techniques and strategies – and since not all site visitors have access to assistive tools such as screen readers – we have provided free Web Enhancement Tools that allow site visitors to customize their user experience.
Dedicated Web Accessibility Help Desk
As another layer of support, dedicated web accessibility experts are available to assist site visitors with any issues accessing content and the various services and functions made available across our website. Site visitors may choose to engage with the Help Desk to report and troubleshoot web accessibility related issues. If you encounter issues with any page on our site that presents a challenge for individuals with disabilities, please engage with an AudioEye Help Desk Service Representative by clicking on the “universal blue accessibility icon” at lower right, followed by the Help Desk icon in Toolbar.