Accessibility Statement

Al Romano, Founder & Developer

Accessibility Statement

I generated (and then tweaked) this accessibility statement from the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool. You can probably do this for your own site without needing a plug-in, vendor, or extra human.

Virtually(Creative) is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. I am continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Graphic sketch of our Developer, Al, sitting cross-legged with his laptop sitting on his legs.

Al Romano takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of virtuallycreative.ca:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.

  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.

  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.

  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff (me).

  • Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.

  • Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods.

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. 

Virtuallycreative.ca is fully conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Fully conformant means that the content fully conforms to the accessibility standard without any exceptions.

Additional accessibility considerations

Partial or full implementation of the following Level AAA Success Criteria:

  • 1.3.6 Identify Purpose (WCAG 2.1),

  • 1.4.8 Visual Presentation,

  • 2.1.3 Keyboard (No Exception),

  • 2.3.2 Three Flashes,

  • 2.3.3 Animation from Interactions (WCAG 2.1),

  • 2.4.8 Location,

  • 2.4.9 Link Purpose (Link Only),

  • 2.4.10 Section Headings,

  • 2.5.5 Target Size (WCAG 2.1),

  • 2.5.6 Concurrent Input Mechanisms (WCAG 2.1)

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

Virtuallycreative.ca is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, Narrator, Orca screen readers; Windows, macOS, iOS, Android voice control plus Dragon; Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari, Chromium browsers (mobile and desktop).

Virtuallycreative.ca is not compatible with:

  • Internet Explorer 11 may have issues with some of the structure; Safari with VoiceOver (macOS and iOS) has issues related to list exposure (a known Safari bug/feature); Chrome, Firefox, Safari have assorted issues with tables (known browser bugs).

Technical specifications

Accessibility of virtuallycreative.ca relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browsers and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML

  • WAI-ARIA

  • CSS

  • JavaScript

  • SVG

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite my best efforts to ensure accessibility of virtuallycreative.ca, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact me if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for virtuallycreative.ca:

  1. Comments from users: Users may not use mark-up (correct or otherwise), good link text, or links to accessible resources in their comments because I do not re-write comments.

Assessment approach

Al Romano assessed the accessibility of virtuallycreative.ca by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

  • User feedback (people are happy to point out errors).

  • WAVE Analysis Tool Report

  • Tenon.io Analysis Tool Report

Evaluation report

An evaluation report for virtuallycreative.ca is available at: https://wave.webaim.org/report#/virtuallycreative.ca

This statement was created on 13 December 2021 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool.

Feedback?

I welcome your feedback on the accessibility of virtuallycreative.ca. Please let me know if you or someone you know encounter accessibility barriers. Enter your email for a direct reply within 48 hours.