Accessibility Statement

Who we are

This is an accessibility statement from Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library.

Measures to support accessibility

Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library Website:

  • Using 4:5:1 color contrast for most text and images, and 3:1 for large text.
  • No text smaller than 14pt type.
  • Text is not justified.
  • Images with text are only used when essential such as branding.
  • Adding descriptive alt text to images.
  • Heading tags used.

Required form fields clearly communicated with color as well as asterisk and success criterion.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library Website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Additional accessibility considerations

Level AAA criteria we applied: Communicating link purpose using icons with text for downloads and external links, underline as well as color change. The exception being any third party embeds. Consistent navigation using the same menus on all pages, and breadcrumb links. The exception being any third party pages linking off of the main site, for example Libcal or Beanstack.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library Website is not compatible with browsers older than 3 major versions, Mobile operating systems older than 5 years. For example Internet Explorer.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library Website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library Website , there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library Website:

  • Pdf forms and downloads: Many of our forms and documents are in PDF form. We are working on replacing pdf forms and documents with site content and forms.
  • Third Party Services: We rely on third party services for some of our content. While this doesn’t necessarily mean they do not conform to WCAG AA guidelines, we cannot guarantee it. For example, forms that require CAPTCHA that do not have 2 methods of verifying (audio and visual), or user access to a human customer service representative who can bypass CAPTCHA.

Assessment Approach

Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library assessed the accessibility of Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library Website by the following approaches: Self-evaluation

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