Online Accessibility Policy & Procedures

 

SCOPE DETAILS 

 

This policy affects all staff and volunteers of Irreducible Grace Foundation. 

 

POLICY STATEMENT

 

Irreducible Grace Foundation is committed to ensuring equal access to information that is presented online. As part of this commitment, our web-based content must be accessible to everyone, including individuals with physical, sensory, or cognitive impairments, with or without the use of assistive technology.

 

At Irreducible Grace Foundation, our websites are a major source of information for employees, community members, and additional third-party stakeholders. Acknowledging that Irreducible Grace Foundation is engaged in web development and web publication for these constituencies, we have adopted this policy to establish minimum standards for website accessibility.

For purposes of this policy, the term websites refer to the collection of pages that Irreducible Grace Foundation makes available online through the World Wide Web for purposes of conducting official business. This policy does not apply to unofficial websites published by an employee or by an organization not sponsored or controlled by Irreducible Grace Foundation. 

 

WEB ACCESSIBILITY POLICY

In meeting its nondiscrimination obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Irreducible Grace Foundation has developed this policy to help ensure that individuals with disabilities are able to acquire information through Irreducible Grace Foundation’s website.

Website Accessibility Coordinator
Irreducible Grace Foundation has designated a Website Accessibility Coordinator to oversee the implementation of this policy. The Website Accessibility Coordinator’s contact information is provided below.

In addition to overseeing the implementation of this policy and Irreducible Grace Foundation’s web accessibility efforts, the Website Accessibility Coordinator will maintain resources, including training resources, to assist individuals in complying with this policy when creating or managing web content. 

Website Accessibility Guidelines 

Irreducible Grace Foundation is committed to ensuring that our website content created or revised after the effective date of this policy is compliant with the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, or WCAG 2.0, Level AA.

Irreducible Grace Foundation will assess our website on a periodic basis as necessary to determine compliance with WCAG 2.0, Level AA, and will engage in necessary remedial efforts within a reasonable period of time of the completion of such assessments. Assessments will include a review of legacy website content developed prior to the effective date of this policy. Individuals can also request that legacy website content be made available when content is inaccessible using the procedure for reporting an accessibility barrier outlined below.

PROCEDURES 

The Website Accessibility Coordinator and/or his or her designee will work with Irreducible Grace Foundations staff and volunteers to provide and publicize resources, including training, in support of web accessibility. The Website Accessibility Coordinator and/or his or her designee will oversee training on website accessibility for all developers and content approvers for Irreducible Grace Foundation websites.

Complaints regarding website accessibility can be filed by contacting the Website Accessibility Coordinator directly. The Website Accessibility Coordinator will review all submitted information provided by a complainant. The Website Accessibility Coordinator or a designee will assess the complaint and the web content issue. The Website Accessibility Coordinator or a designee will determine a means to resolve the accessibility issue, in most cases within five days of receiving the complaint. The resolution will be communicated to the complainant. If the determination is made that there is not an accessibility barrier, this will also be communicated to the complainant.  

EXCEPTIONS

In certain circumstances, exceptions to this policy may be granted. This policy does not require adherence to WCAG 2.0 when compliance is not possible or would constitute an undue administrative or financial burden or result in a fundamental alteration of Irreducible Grace Foundation’s operations. Irreducible Grace Foundation will make determinations on the applicability of these exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Individual content creators or approvers may request exceptions to this policy by contacting the Website Accessibility Coordinator. When an exception is appropriate based on these criteria, Irreducible Grace Foundation will provide equally effective alternative access to the information.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION 

 

Website Accessibility Coordinator 

Tara Reddinger-Adams, Executive Coordinator

tara@irgrace.org