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Website Accessibility Statement
PEAK Parent Center staff are not just advocates by profession—everyone on our team has a personal stake in the disability community as a parent, sibling, spouse, professional or otherwise.
PEAK Parent Center endeavors to be ever conscious of accessibility in technology and electronic information. In compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, we have strived to make our website as accessible as possible, less any undue burden that would be imposed on us. To meet this commitment, we are in the process of redesigning our web pages to meet or exceed the Section 508 standards.
Compliance is an ongoing process for our website https://www.peakparent.org. If anyone has difficulty accessing our website information and resources, we encourage you to contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can improve our efforts to accommodate our audience.
PEAK Parent Centers’ Website Accessibility Statement
From the PEAK Website Committee
PEAK Parent Center (PEAK) has made a conscious effort to make this website accessible to everyone. If you have problems accessing something on the website or have a suggestion for improving the website’s accessibility, please email email@example.com.
This website follows WCAG 2.0 Level AA accessibility guidelines. As such, the site should be accessible to individuals who use various technology supports such as screen readers and screen magnification. Additional information about WCAG 2.0 Level AA accessibility guidelines may be found at (external non-PEAK website): http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/.
MAKING THE TEXT LARGER OR SMALLER
The PEAK website is designed to meet the needs of visitors who need text of different sizes. The content uses "relative sizing," so that you can use the browser’s controls or assistive technology to change the font size (the exact method will depend on your browser or assistive technology). Headings will always be larger than paragraph text, so that the visual display will be clear.
The site uses a "fluid" design, so that the text flows to match the space of the browser's window. If you change the size of the browser window or the text, the content will, over a wide range, remain within the right and left margins of the window.
The PEAK website includes images both to improve the appeal of the site and to convey information. The site also includes the information conveyed by the image in the alt-text or long description of the image, so that those who cannot access the images have the full benefit of the site.
All menus on the PEAK site can be navigated using the mouse, keyboard, or touch screen. For efficiency, the site includes drop-down menus that are not currently keyboard accessible. Selecting the top level of the menu will take you to a page that provides links to each of the pages available via the drop-down menu.
HEADINGS AND SEMANTICS
If your assistive technology allows you to navigate via headings, you will find the PEAK site supports that. Major sections are delineated by top level headers, with subsections marked by subheadings in logical progression.
Links have been written to provide context and information about what they link to. Links that take you to an external website have been indicated. Links are represented by a different hex color.
PEAK Parent Center utilizes FormAssembly.com when processing online transactions. FormAssembly.com is 508 compliant and their accessibility statement can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact PEAK by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLOR SCHEMES AND CONTRAST
The colors of the text have been selected to have a high contrast from the background to make text stand out clearly and be easy to read. All text in the site has a contrast ratio of at least 4.5:1 between any text and its background. Static text (i.e., text that you cannot interact with) is in a black font.
PDF (.PDF) DOCUMENTS
Portable Document Format (PDF) is sometimes used to preserve the content and formatting of publications and other items that were intended for distribution by hard copy (e.g., paper-based). If you cannot access or read a .pdf created by PEAK, please email us: email@example.com.
If you are using a screen reader to access the website, you may need Adobe Reader or some similar program to open and read the PDF files. If you have a screen reader, you may also need Access Adobe. You can download Adobe Reader and Access Adobe for free from Adobe’s website at (external non-PEAK website) http://www.adobe.com/.
If you have any problems navigating the website, please report them to PEAK’s webmaster by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your feedback.
Last updated: July 2015