Our Commitment and Approach to Maintaining an Accessible Website
Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities is committed to:
- Maintaining an accessible website. We have publicized our commitment to this on our website.
- Ensuring that this website achieves Level AA conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, to comply with the State, Federal, and Local Guidelines and Information Provided by Government Bodies.
- Ensuring that all new information on the website will achieve Level AA conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
- Including accessibility when we procure 3rd-party systems or upgrades to existing systems.
This Website’s Conformance with Official Accessibility Guidelines
The website currently has not had a quantifiable audit performed on the conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. We are actively working to develop all content to conform with CVAA Guidelines.
Areas for Improvement and Timelines
We are aware of some areas on the website where we could improve accessibility. We are currently working to achieve this. We hope that this website will achieve Level AA conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 by 2023.
Areas for improvement, timelines for improvement, and alternatives
Section of website
Home Page, Header, Footer, Interior Pages
Need for improvement
Empty form labels, multiple form labels, empty links, redundant links, redundant title text, incorrect use of contrast, alternative text, tab index, table layouts, headers, unordered lists, structural elements, ARIA roles, states, and properties.
Timeline for improvement
We hope to have improved the accessibility of our website by 2023.
If you have problems using the shelbydd.org website, click the accessibility icon in the bottom left hand corner of the page. Alternatively, call us on (937) 497-8155 and ask to speak to Technology Support. You can also write to us at 1200 S. Children’s Home Road, Sidney, OH 45365.
How to Send Feedback on This Website’s Accessibility
We welcome feedback on the accessibility of this website.
Accessibility Features of this Website When Utilizing Accessibility Widget
Provides on-the-fly remediation of non-compliant elements into accessible, keyboard navigable ones. Critical for those who rely on assistive tech.
Supports over thirty different languages, native accents and locales.
Increase Text Size
Cycles on-screen texts through four different levels of text-size increases. Makes every part of the web site instantly more readable.
Pauses content that moves or auto-updates that is considered an accessibility barrier. Stops animations, blinking and flashing content that distracts and may trigger seizures.
Shows alternative text and aria labels for on-screen elements with a simple mouse hover. Tooltips are prominent, high contract and easy to read for low-vision users with accessibility needs.
Convert to Accessible Fonts
Converts stylized fonts into accessible fonts and font weights that are essential for visually impaired and dyslexic users who find nonstandard fonts confusing or difficult to read.
Emphasize links, buttons and action elements in clear, high-contrast colors that are easy to identify. Highlights clickable items for easier site usability, navigation and overall accessibility.
Increases the standard cursor size by 400% to ensure the pointer always remains in sight. Allows for faster and more accessible navigation through hyperlinks, tabs and form elements.
Converts the cursor into a high contrast horizontal reading guide. Focuses and guides the eyes to reduce eye strain for users who are visually impaired, dyslexic, cognitively disabled, and users with Presbyopia.
Boost the contrast of all site elements with a high contrast dark color theme. One-click remediation to inaccessible and non-compliant low contrast elements, texts, buttons and form fields.
Boost the contrast of all site elements with a high contrast light color theme. One-click remediation to inaccessible and non-compliant low contrast elements, texts, buttons & form fields.
Full color inversion for all site elements providing greater perceived color depth, making texts significantly easier to read while reducing eye strain for color blind and visually impaired users.
Modify text and line spacing for improved readability for dyslexic and the visually impaired users. Offers three degrees of adjustments for a personalized and more accessible reading experience.
Desaturases all colors on the page. An important accessibility function that helps users with deuteranopia, tritanopia, and other forms of color blindness to better distinguish content.
Reveal Page Structure
Quickly reveal page headings, landmarks and links in a clear, structured, easily navigable and accessible manner. Helps both disabled and non-disabled users find the content they want, faster.
Reset All Configurations
Accessibility options can be mixed and matched in any combination to suit the personal accessibility needs of each individual user and saved for future site visits. Resets all options back to “off” state.