Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Pathways to Innovation

Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards to our websites.

Measures to support accessibility

Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Pathways to Innovation:

  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.
  • 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.
  • Continually look for better techniques and technologies.

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. Pathways to Innovation 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.

Additional accessibility considerations

Although our goal is WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance, we have also applied some Level AAA Success Criteria: Images of text are only used for decorative purposes. Re-authentication after a session expires does not cause loss of data. Some videos have closed captioning available.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Pathways to Innovation. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Pathways to Innovation:

  • Phone: (254) 772-8756
  • E-mail: info@cord.org
  • Visitor address: 4901 Bosque Blvd, 2nd Floor Waco, TX 76710-2302
  • Postal address: 4901 Bosque Blvd, 2nd Floor Waco, TX 76710-2302

We try to respond to feedback within 3 business days.

Technical specifications

Pathways to Innovation 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
  • SMIL

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

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Pathways to Innovation, 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 Pathways to Innovation:

  1. Comments and contributions from external parties: Uploaded images/documents may not have text alternatives. because We cannot ensure the quality of contributions. We monitor user comments/documents and typically repair issues within 2 business days. Please use the ‘report issue’ button if you encounter an issue.

Assessment approach

Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) assessed the accessibility of Pathways to Innovation by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation
  • A formal quality assurance process throughout the design and development process

Formal complaints

We aim to respond to accessibility feedback within 3 business days, and to propose a solution within 10 business days.