WEBSITE ACCESSIBILTY STATEMENT
We at Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area are committed to making our services and products accessible to everyone. We have a website accessibility team and are making continued improvements to our website to make it easier for persons with disabilities to use. We are also making every effort to meet evolving accessibility standards, including those set forth in 36 CFR Parts 1193 and 1194 (January 18, 2017).
We are committed to making our website accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities. We believe in access to knowledge, no matter what sort of physical barrier a user may have. We are designing our website to be accessible to impaired users to navigate, understand, see, and interact. We strive to implement the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (“WCAG 2.0 AA”), and EN 301 549 to the best of our ability.
Here are a few of the improvements we are currently making to our website:
Each page on our website is compatible with language information-assist systems, including audible speak-back softwares and Braille translators. You can use these forms of information assistance on any page on our site. We are also working to provide sign language interpretation and prerecorded audio content in synchronized media as an alternative to text.
More Label Tags
We have more labels and titles to make it easier to find things and to use less keystrokes in getting around our website.
Image Text Alternatives
We have added missing label tags on images throughout our website to make it easier for persons with visual or cognitive disabilities to find information on our site. We are working to have a corresponding image for every page on our website that you can use as an alternative to text. We are making every reasonable effort to make the images functional so you can find the content you are looking for quickly. We are also making it possible to find content without having to distinguish among colors.
Easier Keyboard Access
We have made it easier to use the keyboard on our website, a functionality we will continue to improve so that you can find what you are looking for easier.
We are making it easier to change the text size and font style and the space between lines to make our website more user-friendly. Large-scale text and images of large-scale text will have a contrast ratio of at least 3:1. We are also adding a zoom feature so you can make images even larger when needed.
Video and Audio Controls
We are adding easy to find controls for prerecorded audio and visual content.
Partial Conformance where Full Accessibility is Not Possible
Some of the pages on our website may not conform fully to existing accessibility standards if accessibility support for them does not exist. For such pages, if any, every effort is being made to make them conforming to existing guidelines. Such partial non-conforming content may exist, for example, where a third party has contributed content that is non-conforming.
Web Accessibility Partner
We have a web accessibility partner who works with our web accessibility team to update our website and content and integrate new apps and releases that will make it easier to use our services and products. We are committed as a company to work with our partner to make our website more accessible to everyone.
In order to increase accessibility to our services and products to everyone, we are committed to following the evolving standards for accessibility and will continue to work with our accessibility partner to upgrade our existing legacy system to make it better.
We at Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area believe in access to knowledge, no matter what sort of physical barrier a user may have. We are continuing to design our website to be accessible to impaired users in navigating, understanding, seeing, and interacting with a website. We want impaired users to contribute to making our website better for all. Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If you find that something on our website is not accessible, we welcome your concerns, questions, and suggestions. Please contact us at your earliest convenience using the support links below.
For assistance contact: