Website Accessibility

The Summit at Snoqualmie is committed to providing users a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience.

The Summit's website seeks to comply with best practices and standards, as defined by level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. These guidelines set forth how to make the internet user friendly and content accessible for individuals with disabilities. 

The pages of this website are being assessed with the Wave and Cinthiasays, to evaluate for compliance to accessibility guidelines. This is an ongoing process to improve the content accessibility of the website.

Accessibility Features

This website includes the following accessibility features:

  • Inclusion of alternative text detail for non-text content. Some alternative text for content added prior to June 2016 may be missing or lack detail. Fixes for such are currently in progress.
  • Keyboard accessible. Fixes for any issues with keyboard accessibility are in progress.

Known Accessibility Issues

We are currently working to fix the following issues:

  • Missing or incomplete alternative tags
  • Captioned videos
  • Calendar & some tables need reworked to meet compliance criteria
  • Contrast ratios of some text and other elements
  • A complete site audit has been completed to identify additional changes needed to meet A and AA compliance levels

An entirely new website is in development to address all accessibility issues. Design began in summer 2017 and development is well underway with a site launch expected during winter 2018.

Accessibility References

W3C accessibility guidelines: These explain the reasons behind each guideline

Accessibility Software

JAWS: Screen reader for Windows
Lynx: Text-only web browser for blind users with refreshable Braille displays
Links: Text-only web browser for visual users with low bandwidth
Opera: Visual browser with many accessibility-related features, including text zooming, and image toggle
Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and other operating systems

Accessibility Services

WAVE: Service from WebAIM to analyze web pages for accessibility compliance
HTML Validator: Service for checking whether web pages conform to published HTML standards
Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer: Tool for viewing web pages without a variety of modern browser features
Lynx Viewer: Service for viewing what your web pages look like in Lynx

Related Resources

WebAIM: Non-profit organization dedicated to improving accessibility to online learning materials
Designing More Usable Websites: List of additional resources