Our Commitment to Accessibility,
Decoded:

Website Accessibility – Ours (and Yours…)

Sandbox Software Solutions is committed to developing websites that are accessible and usable by all users of the internet. We strive to meet or exceed accessibility standards and industry best practices. We intend to live that commitment at our own website.


Our website has been designed to be WCAG 2.0 level A compliant, with efforts towards reaching level AA taken, and meets the Province of Ontario's Accessible Information and Communications Standard (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005). 

Web Content Standards for Accessibility

In alignment with the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines on Accessible Websites, Sandbox Software Solutions works to ensure our websites are:

  •  Perceivable
    • Provides text alternatives for any non-text content
    • Uses stylesheets (CSS) to facilitate content compatibility with screen readers
    • Makes use of ALT tags and title tags
    • Provides text resizing options (increase and decrease size)
  • Operable
    • Supports users who navigate via keyboard (i.e., using the Tab key instead of mouse)
    • Uses colour correctly to account for those with colour blindness
    • Supports varied navigability to help users find content – Search, Quick Links, Breadcrumbs & core menu navigation
  • Understandable
    • Provides content management to support readability and comprehension
    • Facilitates structure on web pages using header tags (H1, H2 … H6)
    • Supports use of Abbreviation and Acronym tags to provide definitions
  • Robust
    • Provides compatibility with screen readers and cross-browser compatible
    • Enables future standard support through intelligent architecture

Exceptions

There are circumstances which can make it impracticable to present content in an accessible format. In these cases, best efforts are used to provide website users with an accessible alternative or assistance in acquiring the information they need. Should you need assistance in obtaining an accessible alternative for non-accessible content, contact Sandbox Software Solutions – 519-821-8866 X 225.

 

Standards for Our Clients’ Websites

Sandbox Software Solutions accepts no responsibility for content that has been composed by its clients after website launch. Efforts are made to provide our clients with training on principles relating to website accessibility and the use of features of web content management software that we deploy. However, after website launch, administration of a content-managed website by the client cannot be guaranteed for accessibility compliance.

Further, files provided to Sandbox Software Solutions for deployment to any web system we develop cannot be guaranteed to be accessible (in accord with communications standards). Details on file/document accessibility are available through a web search, and many commercial vendors of document creation software have provided appropriate guides.