Commitment to Accessibility
1687 is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility (DI&A). We understand the power of technology, and strive to bridge the disability divide by creating a more accessible world. We have taken steps to ensure that this website is accessible and that all users have equal access to the information contained within.
In addition to following the accessibility guidelines set forth by the WCAG and U.S. Section 508, we continually audit our site and solicit user feedback to improve the user experience. We look to the industry leaders setting the bar for accessibility to guide us in providing a transparent, inclusive, and equitable experience for all. We will continue to innovate, create, and design in ways that help close the disability gap to create a more accessible world.
Special thanks to Microsoft for support and guidance on accessibility best practices.
Our websites are developed under the guiding principles of leading accessibility standards, including:
U.S. Section 508: legal accessibility requirements
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG): accessibility guidelines
Some of the actions we’ve taken to improve website accessibility include:
Testing with current accessibility tools including WAVE, Axe, and JAWS.
Proper HTML structure.
Alternative text on images to provide information about the image.
Strong color contrast between the foreground and background text.
Legible text size that can be scaled by users.
Descriptive text on hyperlinks.
Your Feedback Matters
If you have feedback about our site’s accessibility, please share. Your feedback is a crucial part of our ongoing commitment to accessibility. We want to understand how we can make our site easier to use. Contact us now with your feedback.
You can learn more about the right to equal access for all Americans at ADA.gov.
Section508.gov provides numerous resources for making accessible websites and maintaining them.
WCAG 2.0 AA provides technical guidelines and examples of what web accessibility should be.