Vondran Legal Website Accessibility Policy [January 2017]
We are committed to accessibility
At Vondran Legal, we're committed to doing our best to have all persons have reasonable access to our web content. Whether you're using assistive technologies like a screen reader, a magnifier, voice recognition software, or switch technology, or if you find that you have other accessibility needs, we believe all persons should be able to access and use our information via our website and mobile website. Because we embrace the values of diversity and inclusion in all that we do, our mission is to make Vondran Legal the premier choice for legal content. If you are having problems accessing our content, please let us know, and we will do what we can to help you within our reasonable means.
What are our goals?
We believe we have set high standards for web accessibility and are striving to ensure we are in compliance with all laws and guidelines. We are dedicated to making our website and mobile website experiences the best they can be, and The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA are recognized and acknowledged as the international standard. We are working to meet those standards and will do all we can to try to ensure compliance.
We are striving to incorporate accessibility and inclusive design as an integral part of all our web pages, and we are willing to seek to incorporate any feedback we receive. We're always learning and trying to improve ways to make our site easier to navigate.
We use the UserWay Plugin
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) — an international community working to develop web standards, does provide suggestions in the form of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). What these standards boil down to is that websites should be:
- Readable by screen readers that assist the visually impaired.
- Navigable in multiple ways, including using a keyboard without a mouse,
- Free of flashing colors, rapidly moving images or animations, and automatically playing video or audio content that cannot be stopped.
- Using the latest markup standards.
We host our website with LawLytics who abides by these standards and has additional user-facing options, such as using alt-text for media.
The integration with UserWay allows users on our site to have extra options that enhance the accessibility of your site.
Some things we are working on
Some things that we already have are “podcasts” and “videos” that give alternatives to written text and provide easy-to-access options to our content. We also provide as many links as possible to define content that is of importance in our blogs. We also try to provide an easy to navigate color-coded access on our home page to allow quick ability to locate content important to our potential clients and an easy-to-access menu bar. We also use ALT tags for our photos which can be helpful.
Here are a few things we are working on:
Site Structure: We are working to make sure we use appropriate headings, lists, paragraphs, and other formatting features so that viewers can understand the content and navigate more easily with assistive technology.
Text Equivalents: People who either can't see images or hear audio may need some form of text equivalent to interact with our sites. We are working to ensure our images and multimedia are fully accessible through alternative text, captions, and transcripts.
Full Keyboard Access: We are working to ensure that everything we build can be accessed using a keyboard.
Site Consistency: We're working towards consistency in the way we build our website and mobile website. Once you understand how our navigation and service function, our goal is to ensure that you will be able to interact with our website and mobile website with consistent functionality.
Browser Accessibility Information
Many popular browsers contain built-in accessibility tools.
- Internet Explorer Accessibility Information
- Firefox Accessibility Information
- Chrome Accessibility Information
Supported Assistive Technology
- Latest Version of JAWS for Windows
- Latest Version of NVDA for Windows
- Latest Version of VoiceOver for Mac OS X
- Keyboard-Only Navigation
Adobe Reader is required to view and print PDF documents that appear on this website.
- To download this program for free, visit the Adobe website.
- To read PDF documents with a screen reader, please visit the Adobe Reader Accessibility website which provides useful tools and resources.
Special Assistance Hotline
If you use assistive technology (such as a Braille reader, a screen reader, or TTY) and the format of any material on this website interferes with your ability to access information, please contact us. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the web address of the requested material, and your contact information
If you need immediate special assistance, contact us at our hotline at (877) 276-5084. We will try to work out a reasonable solution to your issue for those with disabilities.
Call us if you need help or have questions. If you experience any issues, please let us know by calling us at (877) 276-5084 or email us at the address on the right side of this page.