ADA & The Pelican Website
Accessibility Statement for The Pelican Website
The Pelican is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.
Measures to support accessibility
- Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
- Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
- Appoint an accessibility officer and/or ombudsperson.
- Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
- Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.
- Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods.
- Subscribe to AQA, a WCAG 2.1 AA automated website scan tool to ensure technical compliance.
- Hire outside consultants to manually scan our site to uncover elements not discovered by the AQA tool as well as to provide additional recommendations for greater compliance.
Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology
- The latest versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge, Google Chrome, Safari, and Mozilla Firefox are all compatible browsers.
These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.
Limitations and alternatives
- image missing alt attribute
- form control is not associated with a text label
- linked image with empty alternative text
- order of headings is not correct
- an input does not have associated label
- label not associated with an input element
- not enough contrast between text and its background
- elements without background and foreground specified
- skip links do not exist in the page
- empty link with image is without text alternative
- empty link
- empty heading
- missing LANG attribute for HTML tag
- labels or instructions are not provided when content requires user input
- Page contains 1 unclosed element “noscript”
- Page contains 1 stray end tag “noscript”
- duplicate values of type ID
- user interface control missing a programmatically determined name
- name of link with image can not be programmatically determined
- name of link can not be programmatically determined
- Self-evaluation – the entire site was tested using UsableNet AQA, an enterprise-level accessibility reporting tool based on the technology provided by the WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool, created by WebAIM.org, a third-party authority in web accessibility. The site is tested periodically to ensure any added or edited content and code conforms with the latest accessibility guidelines, as reported by the WAVE tool.
- External evaluation – we hire outside consultants to manually scan our website using assistive technologies and provide additional recommendations that the AQA tool does not uncover.
Formal approval of this accessibility statement
This statement was created on February 25, 2020 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool.