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Accessibility Statement

URL: https://keystone.edu

Keystone College is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We want everyone who visits our website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding, regardless of technology or ability. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards. If you have questions, comments, or encounter any difficulty in using our site, please contact webcontent@keystone.edu.

Efforts to support accessibility

Keystone College has adopted the best practices and standards as defined by Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act and Level A and AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) per the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible for people with disabilities.

In this regard, for existing pages, and all new web development, we use site development tools such as Siteimprove, WAVE Evaluation Tool, and Axe DevTools, in addition to NVDA and JAWS screen-reading software, to help us identify accessibility issues. New web content is optimized for the latest stable releases of the most commonly used browsers (Chrome, Edge, Safari, and Firefox) and operating systems (Windows 10, OS X v. 10.10, Android version 7.0, and iOS 10.3.3). We regularly perform manual usability tests.

In addition, Keystone College takes the following measures to ensure accessibility:

  • Accessibility is part of our internal policies.
  • Clear accessibility targets and responsibilities exist within the organization.
  • Formal accessibility quality assurance methods exist within the organization.

Conformance status

Current accessibility standard of the site:
We are striving to achieve and maintain our goal of WCAG 2.1, Conformance Level AA. We are committed to monitoring the website regularly and performing updates when issues are discovered and/or brought to our attention, so that we may be inclusive of everyone and provide access to quality content. We are aware that there may be some older content that is less than 100 percent compliant, but we are working to get all content to a uniform level of accessibility. If you have reached a page that is not accessible, please contact us as described above at your earliest convenience.

Current content conformance status:
Partially conformant: Some parts of the content do not fully conform to the above accessibility standard.

Known accessibility issues

Despite our best efforts users may experience some issues. This is a description of known accessibility issues. Please contact us if you observe an issue that is not listed.

  • Navigation Menu: While our navigation menus can be used with the keyboard (tab, enter, space), some areas have not been labeled intuitively for screen readers. We are actively working to resolve this issue.
  • Text not included in ARIA landmarks: Some content may be hard to navigate or identify as their landmarks are incorrectly structured. While this is a best practice and not required for WCAG 2.1 compliance, we are actively working to resolve this issue so that screen readers and users who depend on landmarks can navigate our site with ease.
  • Links in the same context with the same text alternative: Some pages include two or more links that have the same exact link text, despite pointing to different pages. This fails WCAG 2.1 Success Criterion 2.4.4: Link Purpose (In Context).  Every effort is made to ensure that the purpose of the links with identical accessible names are not ambiguous. This issue may also appear on recurring event pages with links to each date of the event. While links with the same text that go to different locations can introduce potential confusion, context including each date of the event appears next to the repeated link text which provides differentiation.
  • Visible label and accessible name do not match: The accessible name of the calendar date picker/toggle on recurring events does not contain its visible text label. While this only occurs on event pages with the toggle, it fails WCAG 2.1: Success Criterion 2.5.3: Label in Name. We have reached out to the calendar developer to address this.
  • Inaccessible documents: Some documents such as PDFs are in less accessible formats. We are actively working to make all future PDFs accessible.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

This site is designed to be compatible with the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari

This site is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • JAWS Screen Reader
  • Chrome Screen Reader Extension

Technologies

Accessibility of this site relies on the following technologies to work:

  • HTML
  • WAI-ARIA
  • CSS
  • Javascript

External Links

Keystone College cannot ensure or control the accessibility conformance for externally linked websites or embedded content.

Assessment methods

Keystone College accesses the accessibility of this site using the following method(s):

  • Self-evaluation: The site was evaluated internally using the following tools:
    • WAVE Evaluation Tool
    • Axe DevTools
    • JAWS Screen Reader
  • External evaluation: The site was evaluated by an external entity not involved in the design and development process.
    • Siteimprove

Evaluation report

A recent evaluation report for the site can be found here. (PDF)

Feedback process

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of this site. Please contact us via one of the following methods:

  • Phone: 570-945-8125
  • E-mail: webcontent@keystone.edu
  • Postal Address: One College Green, La Plume, PA 18440

We aim to respond to feedback within two business days.

Formal approval of this accessibility statement

This statement was created on July 22, 2021 using the Siteimprove Accessibility Statement Generator Tool.

The Keystone College Office of College Communications developed and maintains the accessibility policy which was approved by the President’s Cabinet in July 2021.