Website Accessibility

ADA, WCAG, Section 504 and 508, website accessibility - these are all top of mind for many schools and districts. But what does ADA (the Americans with Disabilities Act) have to do with your website?

 

It's all about making sure the content of your website is accessible to all visitors. Just as ADA has made it easier for those with disabilities to navigate the physical world, it also applies to how users with visual and physical disabilities access your website's content. Today, we have Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 Standards to serve as guidance for how to do just that.

 

Edlio is committed to providing a platform for accessible websites that meet Section 508 guidelines and Level AA conformance to WCAG 2.0. As your CMS website platform and provider, we will work with you to ensure your website is Accessible.

 

When thinking about a CMS platform, we know you need a partner that addresses accessibility beyond the initial launch. That's why Edlio has built-in tools for you to manage your site's content accessibility.

 

We set the bar for accessible websites.

Modern coding standards

Ensure your site is displayed consistently across different browsers and platforms.

Skip to main content

Included link allows visitors on screen readers to skip the navigation at the top of each page using their keyboards.

Alt text

Added where needed in design elements.

Color contrast

We use color contrast tools to meet the recommended contrast ratio for text.

Website Accessibility policy

This recommended addition to your site helps to visitors get in touch for accessibility questions.

 

Our CMS comes with accessibility built-in.

Alt text setting

Allows you to require alt text be entered for all media uploaded to your site.

Video content

Automatic closed captioning and transcripts for all videos upload to the site.

Accessible navigation

Users can navigate your site using their keyboards.

Page structure

Pages come already structured logically with clear header tags for screen readers. Just fill in your title and page content.

Form builder

Automatically adds required labels, and includes instructions and error handling.

Files and links

Ability to rename files you upload and label link text.

Accessibility guide

Online resource for your staff provides education about how to keep your site ADA-friendly.

 

"Edlio has been a wonderful partner as the school division worked to remove possible barriers on the site for our disabled community."
Lynn B. Briggs, Isle of Wight County Schools
A screenshot of the website for Isle of Wight County Schools

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