Accessibility Statement

We’re committed to website accessibility.

We’ve partnered with Equalize Digital to improve the accessibility of our website.

More than 1 billion people worldwide and 1 in 4 American adults have a disability that may prevent them from using or traditionally interacting with the online world. We believe it is our social responsibility to ensure everything we offer is usable by people of all abilities.

Accessibility On Our Website

This site has been designed and developed with accessibility in mind. It is structured in a way that allows people of all abilities to easily and quickly find the information they need.

Ongoing Efforts to Ensure Accessibility on Our Website

We follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 as our guiding principle. These are internationally agreed-upon standards that cover a wide range of recommendations and best practices for making content more accessible. 

Our webmaster continually tests content and features for WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliance and remediates any issues to ensure we meet or exceed the standards. Where possible, we strive to meet AAA success criteria in addition to the AA success criteria.

Testing of our website is performed by our accessibility experts using industry-standard tools such as the Equalize Digital Accessibility Checker, screen readers, color contrast analyzers, keyboard-only navigation techniques, and Flesch-Kincaid readability tests.

Accessibility Features On Our Website

The following is a list of items we have included in our website to improve its accessibility:

  • Our website design has a mobile-responsive version with appropriately sized tap-targets.
  • Our brand colors were intentionally selected for color contrast and meet AA requirements, even for small text.
  • Navigational aids are provided on all pages. Skip navigation links have been incorporated to facilitate keyboard navigation and to bypass content on a page, allowing users to jump directly to the main content.
  • Our website declares a language in the header.
  • Images and other non-text elements have appropriate alternative text associated with them.
  • Structural markup to indicate expected section containers, headings, lists, and buttons has been provided to make our content more understandable and “skim-able” by all users, regardless of device.
  • Forms are associated with labels, and instructions on filling in forms are available, along with clearly understandable error states.
  • Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) screen-reader only text is present when links, buttons, icons, or images require additional context to understand their meaning.
  • A warning is provided before links open in a new tab or window.

Areas Where Problems May Exist

The ALBA website contains many blog posts and articles from 5-10+ years ago. It is possible that in some of our older content contains accessibility errors such as ambiguous links or missing alternative text on images. 

Our member businesses have the ability to edit their own listing pages and thus may introduce accessibility problems on those pages at any time.

We also cannot guarantee the accessibility of any third-party content to which we link, including any PDF documents.

Accessibility Support Contact

We welcome comments, questions, and feedback on our website. If you notice aspects of the site that don’t work for you or your assistive technology, please let us know. We will do our best to assist you and resolve issues.

Call us for accessibility support at 512-441-2123. Email us at hello@austinlocalbiz.org
 
Last updated: September 29, 2022