updated August, 2019

Mangrove Web Development  is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website and products to people with disabilities. We strive to continually monitor and improve our performance and services to be compliant at the highest standards possible.

Our current site

New, updated and existing web content on our website, mangrove-web.com, will meet our standards for accessibility by December 2020. We will begin with an assessment of our current conformance. Any content on our website from third-party developers and content writers must follow our guidelines for accessibility. To understand our current level of compliance, please scroll to the bottom of this document.

We aim to:

  • Invest in our team’s knowledge of accessibility through online training and certification.
  • Complete a comprehensive, third-party audit of our current website the results of which we will make a summary of the compliance features implemented, public for users on the website (see below for current self-implemented review)
  • Create a content guide for our contributors and employees to follow best practices for inclusive images, content, and language.
  • Maintain an accessible website that complies as closely as possible WCAG 2.0 A standards by December 2020.
  • Eventually comply as closely as possible with WCAG 2.0 AA standards.

When auditing our website we will specifically address the following areas:

  • Structural Markup
  • W3C WAI-Aria Landmarks
  • Access Keys
  • Images
  • Links
  • Forms
  • Scripts
  • Visual Design

Current Conformance Status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Mangrove Web Development’s website, products and services are partially conformant with WCAG 2.0 level A. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standards.

Product (Standard WordPress Theme):

  • A work-in-progress list of the current accessibility features in our template are tracked here.
  • Browser Compatibility
    • We test our work in the most current stable version of major desktop browsers including those made by Apple (Safari), Google (Chrome), Microsoft (Edge*), and Mozilla Firefox. Enhanced design to support for older browser versions, is available upon request. Browsers older than 2 major versions are not included unless specifically requested by the client.
  • Assistive Technology Compatibility
    • Currently unknown.

Services:

  • When our services include the use of our baseline template, they begin with a theme that has specific accessibility features implemented but is not fully compliant to standards.
  • We offer additional packaged and customized services to clients to meet the level of accessibility compliance desired by the client.

Website:

  • Our current marketing website scores a level of 50/100 for accessibility using Google’s Lighthouse accessibility tool.
  • We are aware that there is low hanging fruit to be addressed around element attributes, names, structure, aria attributes, color contrast that we plan to address this year. Ultimately we intend to redesign and develop our website to be as closely compliance with WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
  • Technical Specifications: Our website uses HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP

For Products and Services

While we are not liable for new, updated and existing web content on the websites of our clients, we are responsible for providing information, resources, and support to any clients that willing and able to invest in accessibility compliance.

We aim to:

  • Make our base-templates and the Mangrove Web Custom plugin comply as closely as possible with WCAG 2.0 A standards by December 2020.
  • Always offer accessibility testing and services to our clients that fit within their budget range and goals.
  • Review accessibility best practices in our content development process regardless of if a client has chosen to explicitly comply with WCAG or ADA guidelines.
    • Provide links to accessibility guidelines, checklists, and tips within the template for all client manuals
  • For clients that do choose to aim for compliance:
    • Support in developing a program to maintain compliance to their standards that includes a third-party audit to compliance standards.

We will review this policy in before August 30, 2020. This policy was last reviewed on August 20, 2019 by Marie Koesnodihardjo and Maiya Holliday.

 

Feedback

If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions regarding the accessibility of this website or our products, please email us at admin {at} mangrove-web.com or fill out our contact form and “Other” as reason for reaching out. We will respond within 72-hours to any accessibility related issues on the site and will do what we can to improve your experience on our website.

Adapted from Developing Organizational Policies on Web Accessibility https://www.w3.org/WAI/planning/org-policies/