Accessibility

Our commitment to web accessibility.

We've a made a commitment to create accessible websites to the greatest extent possible. Our approach is to prioritize accessibility requirements such that websites can be accessible to the most people possible within available budget requirements. Then we provide ongoing coaching, content creation, design, and development services to help our clients meet their own commitment to web accessibility.

 

Accessibility Statement for Wire Media website

This is an accessibility statement from Wire Media, LLC.

Measures to support accessibility

Wire Media, LLC takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Wire Media website:

  • 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 goals and responsibilities.

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. Wire Media website is partially conformant with WCAG 2.0 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Wire Media website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Wire Media website:

We try to respond to feedback within .

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Wire Media 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
  • WAI-ARIA
  • 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 Wire Media 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 Wire Media website:

  1. Some content is currently hidden with ARIA.: Screen readers may not be able to read such content. because . It's on our to-do list to fix these.. Make sure the browser is wide enough to deactivate the "hamburger" menu, then all the main nav items work as expected..

Assessment approach

Wire Media, LLC assessed the accessibility of Wire Media website by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation
  • We've run tests on it with https://wave.webaim.org/ and other automated tools.

Formal complaints

Please call us at 310-955-4900 or email hellp@wiremedia.net and we will respond promptly.

Formal approval of this accessibility statement

This Accessibility Statement is approved by:

Wire Media, LLC
Marcy Rye
CEO

The need for accessible websites

Per the Census Bureau’s report released in 2012, 57 million Americans (about 20% of the population) have a disability.

  • 19.9 million (8.2%) have difficulty lifting or grasping. This could, for example, impact their ability to use a mouse or keyboard.
  • 15.2 million (6.3%) have a cognitive, mental, or emotional impairment. These people might have difficulty maintaining focus or understanding content hierarchies. 
  • 8.1 million (3.3%) have a vision impairment. These people might rely on a screen magnifier or a screen reader, or might have a form of color blindness.
  • 7.6 million (3.1%) have a hearing impairment. They might rely on transcripts and / or captions for audio and video media.

Benefits of an accessible website

  • It’s the right thing to do: Accessibility issues cut across all demographics and affect not just people with various types of impairments, but also people with slow internet speeds, people in transit while online, and a number of other temporary situations. Any organization with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion should be working towards an accessible website. 
  • Reach more people: With about 20% of the population coping with some for of disability that can make it difficult to use a website, by making yours accessible, your content can get to a larger audience.
  • Can improve SEO: Accessibility improves SEO as it requires the site to be structured very well on the backend.
  • Can prevent lawsuits: The number of lawsuits filed against companies without sufficiently accessible websites is on the rise. Web accessibility is never done. But by implementing a work plan towards improving your website’s accessibility over time, you can demonstrate your commitment to making it possible for as many people as you can.

Talk to us about accessibility.

Get in touch if you want to learn more about what it means to make a commitment to web accessibility. It’s not as difficult as it sounds!

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