OUR COMMITMENT TO WEB ACCESSIBILITY
Vintage Gardens – a division of the Central California Nikkei Foundation (‘Vintage Gardens”) is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of its Website for people with disabilities. Vintage Gardens will be implementing over time the relevant portions of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA (WCAG 2.0 AA) as its web accessibility standard.
Below are some of Vintage Garden’s continuing efforts to ensure the accessibility of its materials.
- The website will be operable in a device-independent manner; i.e. without the use of a mouse or other pointing device.
- Foreground/background color schemes will meet or exceed threshold levels specified in WCAG 2.0.
- Multimedia (audio clips or video) and images will be captioned and, when necessary, described.
Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any pages, or if you’d like additional assistance please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (559) 419-0610 If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the Web page in your email, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page accessible for you.
Web Accessibility Help
There are actions you can take to adjust your web browser to make your web experience more accessible.
I am blind or can’t see very well.
If you have trouble seeing web pages, the US Social Security Administration offers these tips for optimizing your computer and browser to improve your online experience.
- Use your computer to read web pages out loud
- Use the keyboard to navigate screens
- Increase text size
- Magnify your screen
- Change background and text colors
- Make your mouse pointer more visible (Windows only)
I find a keyboard or mouse hard to use
If you find a keyboard or mouse difficult to use, speech recognition software such as Dragon© NaturallySpeaking may help you navigate web pages and online services. This software allows the user to move focus around a web page or application screen through voice controls.
I am deaf or hard of hearing
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, there are several accessibility features available to you.
- Transcripts: a text transcript is a text equivalent of audio information that includes spoken words and non-spoken sounds such as sound effects.
- Captioning: A caption is a transcript for the audio track of a video presentation that is synchronized wit the video and audio tracks. Captions are generally rendered visually by being superimposed over the video, which benefits people who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, and anyone who cannot hear the audio (e.g., when in a crowded room).
- Volume controls: Your computer, tablet, or mobile device has volume control features. Each video and audio service has additional volume controls. Try adjusting both your device’s volume controls and your media player’s volume controls to optimize your listening experience.