LEADR is committed to making our projects and spaces accessible—in all meanings of that word—for everyone, regardless of ability or need. We believe accessibility is not an implementation that can be finished and done, but rather a way of thinking and working that can—and should—always be improved. We strive to make the lab space and technology pleasant, easy to access, and ADA-compliant, and work in conjunction with the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities to ensure accessibility. Please write to us with suggestions for improvements. For this website, we follow WCAG 2.0 and Section 508 guidelines, and encourage students to consider accessibility at every stage of project development. Our markup and presentation adhere to W3G‘s standards for HTML5 and CSS3, and in doing so include many features meant to enhance the accessibility of our site, including:
- Correct ordering of headings to aid in navigation;
- Alternative text for media where appropriate;
- A skip link at the beginning of each page to jump to the page’s main content;
- Text alternatives for image links.
We use several tools to assess accessibility on our site, including the Wave evaluation tool by WebAIM and HTML_CodeSniffer by Squiz.
If you have suggestions for improvement, or encounter anything that hinders your use of the content or tool we provide, please email us.
Our gratitude to ScholarsLab for the inspiration for this accessibility policy.