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Accessibility Statement for LACLJ.ORG

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Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for all people. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and updating the website to meet current standards. If you are having any difficulties accessing or using any part of our website, please contact us and we will gladly assist you. You will have equal priority to LACLJ services and resources that were available at the time that you began having access difficulties. Please contact us within 24 hours of experiencing accessibility difficulties, so we can assist you as quick as possible.

Accessibility Contact Information

Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
5301 Whittier Blvd., 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90022 View on map (Link opens in new window)

Phone (323) 980-3500
Email: access@LACLJ.org **

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

To a sitemap of the LACLJ website can be found here: LACLJ.org/sitemap

Measures to Support Accessibility

Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of LACLJ.ORG:

  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Appoint an accessibility officer and/or ombudsperson.
  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
  • Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.
  • Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods.

Conformance Status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) (Link opens in new window) 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. LACLJ.ORG is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard. The current limitation identified on LACLJ.org are found in the following section: Limitations and Alternatives

Limitations and Alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of LACLJ.ORG, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for LACLJ.ORG:

  1. PDF Documents: PDF documents have not yet been redesigned to guarantee accessibility for user of all ability levels. If you experience any difficulties accessing linked PDFs, please contact us an we will work to provide the content to you in an accessible format. More information about accessing content in PDFs can be found here (link will open in a new tab): https://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/reader.html
  2. Video Content: We have video content on the website that might not contain captions or a full descriptive transcript. If you are attempting to access these resources and you feel like you are not able to fully access the services of LACLJ due to issues with those resources, please contact us and we will work to provide the content to you in an accessible format.
  3. Google Maps: We link out to google maps. You can find accessibility information in the section below: “Third Party Resources”. You can also find the physical address for LACLJ listed above in the “Accessibility Contact Information” section, as well as on laclj.org/contact/how-to-reach-us/.  If you cannot determine our physical address due to accessibility limitations, please contact us.
  4. Blog Post Content: Content found when navigating to the following pages may not be fully accessible (collectively known as “blog content”): https://www.laclj.org/updates/ , https://www.laclj.org/updates/latest-news/ , https://www.laclj.org/updates/newsletters/ , https://www.laclj.org/updates/events/ . On those pages there may be links to PDFs, there might be images without alt text and there might be navigation errors. If you are attempting to access Blog Content and you feel like you are not able to fully access the services of LACLJ due to accessibility issues with those resources, please contact us and we will work to provide the content to you in an accessible format.
  5. Content Discovered Through Search Engines: LACLJ.org content may show up in various search engines (Google, Bing, etc.) in formats that are not controlled by LACLJ.org. Certain images and/or pages of the website that are found in search engines may be outdated or not currently used by LACLJ.org to provide services or relevant information. Please only rely on the content that can be navigated by using the Sitemap.

Compatibility with Browsers and Assistive Technology

LACLJ.ORG is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • Our web content is designed to be accessible from most desktop and mobile browsers. It has been tested Windows and MacOs, using browsers: Safari, Firefox and Google Chrome.

Technical Specifications

The accessibility of LACLJ.ORG relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • WAI-ARIA
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Third Party Websites

This website links out to various third-party websites such as YouTube and Facebook. These sites are not controlled by LACLJ and may present challenges for people with certain ability limitations. We will continue consulting with these third-party websites to help improve the web experience for people of all abilities. If you experience accessibility problems after leaving the LACLJ.org domain or when accessing content that is embedded, please contact us and we will do our best to reach out to the third party website in question. For more information on third-party accessibility, please visit the following web pages (links will open in new window):

Facebook Accessibility Policy

Youtube Accessibility Policy

Adobe Accessibility

Google Maps Accessibility

Assessment Approach

Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice assessed the accessibility of LACLJ.ORG by the following approaches:

Some of the Measures Taken to Increase Accessibility are Found Below (but are not limited to):

  1. Having easy to navigate alt text for all web images
  2. Having clear, high contrast text wherever possible
  3. Providing html labels for form input fields
  4. Making our contact information easily available so that our web visitors can seek assistance when needed
  5. Creating a navigable sitemap that clearly shows the organization of our website
  6. Having clearly defined links and link text
  7. Complete audit of website in March 2020 by outside web development firm to asses accessibility and edit to bring into compliance with WCAG 2.1
  8. Training of staff to make sure they can fill any website accessibility gaps for users when needed
  9. Including code to work with screen readers
  10. Entire structure of the site was analyzed and adapted so that core information and services can be easily accessed by users of all abilities
  11. Custom contact forms were created that meet WCAG standards
  12. Included audio/visual transcript for homepage video
  13. Edited outbound link text so that it is properly identified
  14. Edited all link text to be easily read
  15. Included new navigation in footer so Accessibility and Sitemap can be accessed

 

This statement was created on 30 March 2020.

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