Web Accessibility

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, federal law requires that all of our online content meet the requirements for web accessibility. Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are the standard for producing web content that is accessible to individuals with disabilities. These guidelines seek to improve the experience for those with visual, auditory, memory, context or physical mobility impairments. For example, content that is presented visually—like a promotional poster for a show—must also be available in non-visual format such as text. All images must be accompanied with meaningful text descriptions. Audible content—like the audio track on a video—must be available via closed captioning and/or a text transcript. For those with memory, context and physical mobility impairments, careful structuring of content, with appropriate labelling is essential. Clear language and good structure are important for everyone and they are essential for accessibility.