Web Accessibility

Sugarloaf is committed to providing users a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. This website seeks to comply with best practices and standards, as defined by level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines set forth how to make the internet user friendly and content accessible for individuals with disabilities. The pages of this website are being assessed with the WAVE validation tool from WebAIM to evaluate for compliance to accessibility guidelines. This is an ongoing process to improve the content accessibility of the website.

Accessibility Features

  • This website includes the following accessibility features:
  • Inclusion of alternative text detail for images (task currently in progress). Images added to the site prior to March 2016 may lack some alt text detail.
  • Skip to content (included in current development scope of work to bring site into compliance)

Known Accessibility Issues

We are currently working to fix the following issues:

  • An issue preventing the image alt text applied to images/graphics from displaying in the footer of the site
  • Insufficient color contrast between content and background color in several locations
  • Stylizing links to display with underline

Accessibility References

Accessibility Software

  • JAWS: Screen reader for Windows
  • Lynx: Text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays
  • Links: Text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth
  • Opera: Visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, and image toggle Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and other operating systems

Accessibility Services

  • WAVE: Service from WebAIM to analyze web pages for accessibility compliance
  • HTML Validator: Service for checking whether web pages conform to published HTML standards
  • Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer: Tool for viewing web pages without a variety of modern browser features
  • Lynx Viewer: Service for viewing what your web pages look like in Lynx

Related Resources

  • WebAIM: Non-profit organization dedicated to improving accessibility to online learning materials