Website Accessibility Statement
Updated: October 2020.
www.whidbeynewstimes.com is committed to the universal accessibility of information contained on its website (“Website”). The design of this Website is optimized to ensure broad readability and usability, which include accessibility criteria and features for people with disabilities, so they may be able to see, understand, navigate, interact, and contribute to this Website effectively. Our goal is to provide an accessible and usable Website that conforms to Section 508 of the United States Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) (collectively, “Guidelines”). This Website is currently a combination of new and old technologies, and new and existing content. Consequently, portions of this Website may not be in compliance with the Guidelines, and some existing content may meet only the minimum required compliance standards. This will be resolved as www.whidbeynewstimes.com continues to redesign and update this Website.
While www.whidbeynewstimes.com will make every effort to monitor and maintain acceptable compliance levels, please understand that creating accessible formats for some content may be technologically unfeasible, impractical, or may create an undue hardship to www.whidbeynewstimes.com’s operations. Moreover, www.whidbeynewstimes.com is not responsible for ensuring that third-party products that www.whidbeynewstimes.com does not maintain or control, such as content, software/tools, search engines, widgets, Add Ins and APIs, conform to the Guidelines, even if these products are located or linked on its Website, and www.whidbeynewstimes.com shall not be liable if these products are inaccessible to individuals with disabilities.
Accessibility on www.whidbeynewstimes.com
www.whidbeynewstimes.com makes available the UserWay Website Accessibility Widget that is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. The software allows www.whidbeynewstimes.com to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).
Enabling the Accessibility Menu
The www.whidbeynewstimes.com accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears on the corner of the page. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.
www.whidbeynewstimes.com continues its efforts to constantly improve the accessibility of its Website and services and is committed to making its Website accessible for those with disabilities.
In an ongoing effort to continually improve and remediate accessibility issues, we regularly scan www.whidbeynewstimes.com with accessibility scanners to identify and fix every possible accessibility barrier on our site. Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on www.whidbeynewstimes.com fully accessible, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution. Moreover, www.whidbeynewstimes.com cannot anticipate every accessibility need, due to fundamental limitations of existing technology, and there may be other circumstances, independent of technology and outside of www.whidbeynewstimes.com’s control that may limit the accessibility of www.whidbeynewstimes.com’s website.
If we become aware of content that does not conform to the Guidelines, we will make reasonable, good faith efforts to make the content conform to the applicable accessibility standards.
Here For You
If you are experiencing difficulty with any content on www.whidbeynewstimes.com, are encountering any accessibility barriers, or require assistance with any part of our site, please contact us during normal business hours as detailed below and we will be happy to assist.
If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions, or need assistance, please contact www.whidbeynewstimes.com Customer Support as follows:
To enable us to respond in an efficient manner, please indicate:
- The nature of the accessibility need
- The preferred format (electronic format, large print, etc.)
- The web address of the material or content at issue
- Your contact information, so we can reach you if we require additional information