Accessibility Policy

Clarity Innovations is committed to ensuring that our sites are accessible and usable to everyone. Accessibility is a core component of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and it is referenced throughout the UDL Guidelines.

We strive to follow best practices based on federal requirements outlined in Section 508—the "Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards," authorized by the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board—as well as recommendations of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

If you encounter a problem accessing our websites or would like to provide feedback, please get in touch with us using one of the following methods:

Skip Navigation Link

Each page on the site begins with a "skip navigation" link. Choosing this link moves the user directly to the main content of the page, bypassing the long list of navigational links which appears on every page. This permits faster and easier navigation for people using screen readers, or for anyone using a keyboard rather than a mouse to navigate the site.

Site Layout

This site has been designed with existing accessibility recommendations and standards in mind. To ensure complete accessibility to all users, this site uses a three-column, flexible approach with all global navigation exposed. High-contrast dark text on a light background is used for better readability.

Site Documents

Our HTML web pages are our most accessible versions of content posted to our websites. We often provide Word and PDF formats in addition for print use. While our Word and PDF versions contain accessibility features, users may find the website’s HTML pages most convenient for a variety of access methods.

Alternative Text

All images on this site are accompanied by brief alt text that identifies the image or its function. If you are using a browser, alt text is visible to non-screen reader users only if the browser's automatic image loading feature is turned off. Long descriptions are provided for images where appropriate. If you find an image that is missing alt text, please let us know.

Captioning

When possible, videos and webinar recordings are captioned to ensure accessibility and provide support for understanding to as many of our visitors as possible. If you encounter a video that is missing captions, please let us know.

Hyperlinks

Hyperlinks are written so that they make sense when read out of context by a screen reader.

Tables

Some layout tables are used on this site. However, all content makes sense when the page is linearized. Where tables are used for the presentation of data, table cells are associated with headers to facilitate navigation with screen readers. Also, data tables do not stand alone but are accompanied by additional content that provides information about the table.

Additional Technologies

The option to resize text is available in most browsers with a keyboard shortcut:

  • Control (or Command on the Mac) and + (Plus) to zoom in
  • Control (or Command on the Mac) and - (Minus) to zoom out
  • Control (or Command on the Mac) and 0 (Zero) to reset the zoom level to the default (100%).

You can also find these options in the browser's menus, usually under View. 

Should you need to use a more feature-rich screen reader to access our site, a number of free options are available:

  • VoiceOver is built-in on Mac computers and iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad
  • Narrator is built-in on Windows computers and tablets, and NVDA is available as a free download as well
  • ChromeVox is available on Chromebooks
  • TalkBack is built-in on Android phones and tablets, and a version of it is also available on Amazon’s Fire tablets (called VoiceView)

Attribution of original work

This Accessibility Policy is a derivative work of the AEM Cast Accessibility Policy, copyright 2018 by the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, and is licensed for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.