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Newark Boys Chorus School Website Accessibility Statement

Newark Boys Chorus School is committed to providing an inclusive and accessible experience to everyone, including those with disabilities.

It is Newark Boys Chorus School’s policy to ensure that persons with disabilities have full and equal opportunity to access and benefit from the goods, services, privileges, advantages, and accommodations offered by Newark Boys Chorus School through www.nbcs.us.

To ensure meaningful access and provide effective communication to persons with disabilities, Newark Boys Chorus School has undertaken the following measures:

Notice

Newark Boys Chorus School provides this policy statement and notice, prominently and directly linked from the www.nbcs.us homepage, soliciting feedback from visitors to www.nbcs.us on how accessibility can be improved.

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of www.nbcs.us. Please let us know if you encounter any barriers to access:

• Email: communications@nbcs.us

• Phone: 973-621-8900

Standards

Newark Boys Chorus School has adopted and shall make every reasonable effort for www.nbcs.us to conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (“WCAG”) 2.1 Level AA to improve accessibility and user experience. WCAG is published by the World Wide Web Consortium (“W3C”), Web Accessibility Initiative (“WAI”), available at www.w3.org/TR/WCAG/.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are technical standards to improve digital accessibility.

Programming

To create an optimal experience across a variety of browser, device, and assistive technology combinations, www.nbcs.us relies upon the following languages and specifications:

• HTML

• WAI-ARIA

• CSS

• JavaScript

Note that different technology combinations may interpret code in unique ways and render experiences that are specific to those combinations.

Compatibility

 www.nbcs.us is designed to be compatible with assistive technologies and the last two versions of major browsers including Chrome, FireFox, and Safari. Assistive technologies include NVDA, JAWS, VoiceOver, and TalkBack screen readers.

www.nbcs.us may not display optimally in Internet Explorer 10 or older browsers.

Coordinator

Newark Boys Chorus School has designated a Web Accessibility Coordinator who is knowledgeable on web accessibility, and responsible for carrying out this policy.

Distribution

Newark Boys Chorus School makes available and annually distributes this policy statement to all personnel that design, develop, maintain, manage, or otherwise have responsibility for the content and format of  www.nbcs.us (“Web Content Personnel”).

Newark Boys Chorus School requires employees and contractors to comply with this policy. Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action.

Testing

Newark Boys Chorus School engages in automated testing to continually assess and improve the accessibility of www.nbcs.us.

Training

Newark Boys Chorus School provides annual training on web accessibility to Web Content Personnel, and considers the degree and effectiveness with which personnel took accessibility considerations into account in the performance of their duties when reviewing their performance.

Compliance

Through Newark Boys Chorus School’s proactive efforts and genuine commitment to accessibility and following best practices set forth by relevant laws and governing bodies, Newark Boys Chorus School believes it strives to meet the digital accessibility requirements imposed by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as other applicable antidiscrimination laws.

Resources

NVDA screen reader (free)

Accessible.org

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative

The Americans with Disabilities Act

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Attribution

The framework for this accessibility statement was created by Kris Rivenburgh and customized by Newark Boys Chorus School.