Validated November 2021
Academic Impressions is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We have partnered with a 3rd party website accessibility firm to periodically evaluate our web accessibility and provide guidance on ensuring conformance with the latest standards. Our partner is committed to helping websites meet the WCAG and 508 requirements to support ADA compliance.
Please note that this is an ongoing process and by partnering with a 3rd party we have a team of experts on our side to help us stay on top of the ever changing environment from code to compliance requirements.
Measures to support accessibility
Academic Impressions takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of the website:
- Appoint an accessibility officer and/or ombudsperson.
- Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods.
- Hired an Accessibility Specialist to help ensure we are meeting the WCAG and 503 criteria
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities.
The Accessibility Certification associated with this site confirms that it has gone through a full site ADA Compliance audit and that our team is working to resolve all issues to the best of our ability with advice from our Accessibility Expert.
Our goal is to meet Level AA standard put forth by the WCAG, however in some areas it may not be possible due to platform limitation or third party applications. In these cases we will make a notation on our Accessibility Report.
As a result, the content on this site has been made more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitive and combinations thereof.
Our Accessibility Expert runs a full site audit every six (6) months to help us remain in compliance as our code changes and the WCAG standards improve over time.
Technical specifications and Assessment Approach
Accessibility of Academic Impressions relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
Our Accessibility Expert will rely upon these technologies for conformance with current WCAG accessibility standards when performing a site audit.
Site audit methods:
- Evaluation via automated script validating the code structure of the site meets the criteria
- Manual Evaluation via assistive technologies: Keyboard only, browser tools, and NVDA screen reader
The result of the evaluation can be found on our Accessibility Report.
We welcome your feedback on our accessibility efforts. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on our site and we will do our best to resolve them:
Formal approval of this accessibility statement
This Accessibility Statement is approved by:
Chief Financial Officer