Updated: April 2020

Basic Accessibility Information

Rediker Academy is committed to providing a website and digital content that is accessible to the widest possible audience by actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website. The Rediker Academy Schools website is required to be in compliance with Section 504, Section 508, and Title II of the Rehabilitation Act. Section 504 requires equal access and communication of electronic information and data so that it is accessible to people with disabilities specified by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 published by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly for all people. For more information about the Federal standards, please visit the Section 508 website or the Federal Access Board website.

This site has been built using code that is compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS. The site should display correctly in all current modern browsers and using standards compliant HTML/CSS code means any future browsers will also display it correctly. Rediker Academy strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability and continues to improve our website using leading web accessibility technologies. The Content Management System that this website is built on, is a fully accessible content management solution that provides native keyboard support, focus support, ARIA markup and other assistive technologies and features to help site owners achieve an accessible website.

Our website strives to meet and sustain Level AA of the WCAG 2.0 guidelines. Level AA is the standard many governments are using as a benchmark as this level targets the most common and most problematic issues for web users. The W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) also recommends meeting at least all WCAG 2.0 Level A and AA success criteria, which we do.

Conformance and Approach

This site has been scanned using the WAVE Tool (Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool) as well as Google Chrome's built-in "Lighthouse" Audit tool, both of these tools scan the website for accessibility issues. Flags and errors raised by those tools are then reviewed, evaluated, and addressed as necessary by our team. This review of the website and its content using both automated tools and a team of people is done annually. Also, any problems reported by the community will be reviewed and addressed on an on-going basis as is necessary.

PDF Downloads

Some documents on the Rediker Academy website are produced in portable document format (PDF). In order to improve viewing these files, please download the latest version of Adobe Reader, which is available for free at the Adobe web site. Most documents have been authored with accessibility in mind, using headings and alternative text for images. Additionally, alternative accessible formats also are provided (or can be), where possible, most commonly through HTML text that is published on a web page. Older PDFs may not have been authored with modern authoring standards and guidelines in mind. Those will be updated as needed or as a problem with a document is identified.

External Content 

At times content that is supplied may be given via an external link or authored/hosted on another website, such external content may not be following the same level of care in adhering to accessibility standards. Rediker Academy is not responsible for external content but will attempt to notify those parties if an accessibility issue is found. If identified cases of non-accessible external content are brought to our attention we may strive to offer accessible alternatives to such content.  

Need to Report a Problem with Accessibility

We are continually seeking solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. Should you experience any difficulty in accessing the Rediker Academy Schools website, please don’t hesitate to contact us by submitting an email via our accessible "Contact Us" form. You may also use the main phone number, at 555-555-5555 or send an email directly to XXXXXX@email.com". Please include the link, web address, or specific location where you found or had an issue accessing this website or its content, along with a detailed description of the problems you have encountered. Formal complaints will be reviewed and addressed.