Dublin Community Foundation (DCF) is committed to providing a fully accessible website experience for all users of all abilities, including those who rely on assistive technologies like screen readers, screen enlargement software, and alternative keyboard input devices to navigate the web.
Ongoing Efforts to Ensure Accessibility
We follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 as our guiding principle for determining accessibility. These internationally agreed-upon standards cover a wide range of recommendations and best practices for making content useable. As we add new pages and functionality to our website, all designs, code, and content entry practices are checked against these standards.
Website accessibility is an ongoing process. We continually test content and features for WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliance and remediate any issues to ensure we meet or exceed the standards. Our developer tests our website using industry-standard tools such as several WordPress plugin tools to assist our efforts in flagging any accessibility issues, the WebAIM WAVE – Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool, color contrast analyzers, keyboard-only navigation techniques, and Flesch-Kincaid readability tests.
Accessibility Features On Our Website
The following is a list of items we have included on our website to improve its accessibility:
- Provide a contrast ratio of at least 4.5 for foreground/background elements
- Ensure content is structured with properly nested headings to make sense in screen readers or other devices
- Work hard to follow best practices for ARIA elements
- Provide ALT text for all non-decorative images
Where We’re Improving
In our efforts to bring our website up to standard, we are targeting the following areas:
- Consistent monitoring for errors or warnings as content changes
- Work hard to resolve anything confusing with redundant links or repetitive Alt text. These do not display as errors, but we will continue to follow ways to improve structure.
- Accessible PDF files (see below)
Known problems with active work to resolve.
- Ongoing improvements to ensure the site performs well for assistive and mobile devices.
This is part of our broader effort to make everyone’s experience at (DCF) a welcoming and enjoyable one. Please note that while we make every effort to provide information accessible to all users, we cannot guarantee the accessibility of third-party websites to which we may link.
Finally, we know that while the (DCF) website may validate with online testing, it is not fully compliant with WCAG2.1 AA until we can arrange for live user testing and complete verification. We hope to accomplish this in the future and welcome those who would volunteer to assist.
Accessibility Support Contact
We welcome comments, questions, and feedback on our website. If you use assistive technologies and have difficulty using our website, please email our developer. We will do our best to both assist you and resolve identified issues.
Dublin Community Highlight
What is the Field of Corn?
Field of Corn (with Osage Oranges) is the third installation in Dublin’s Art in Public Places collection. The sculpture includes 109 human-sized (6 ft. 3 in. or 1.9 m) tall ears of corn that stand upright in realistic row patterns.