The ADA, which was passed in 1990, prohibits discrimination against those with disabilities, ensuring they have the same rights and opportunities as those without. The act covers all sectors, from jobs and schools to transportation and public/private places open to the public.
In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice passed the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design, mandating all electronic and information technology, like websites, be accessible to those with disabilities, like vision impairment and hearing loss.
At Geekyviews we are committed to serving all of our customers equally. Therefore we have undertaken the following actions to ensure equal access to our services from our website:
1.Standard fonts are used throughout the site for easy legibility.
2. Wherever possible, we use live text instead of graphics to reduce the download time of pages and increase your control.
3. No information is exclusively conveyed using color. This does not mean that colors are not used to organize information, instead, it means there are also other, non-color dependent ways of doing so.
4. The majority of our pages are designed so that they are without horizontal scrollbars when they are viewed at a screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels.
5. All images, where appropriate, have an alternative text attribute. This means that when an image is conveying important information its content is described with an alternative text. If an image is used for decorative purposes only, the text attribute for the image will be left blank.
6. Where individual features make use of functions that do not comply with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines we have made sure that there are alternative routes provided to the information.
7. A link to details of how to contact us for further information offline is provided from every page.
8. Where a process takes multiple steps to complete (for example, forms) an indication of where you are in the process and how far you have to go is provided.
The style of navigation remains consistent through the websites. We have attempted to comply specifically with Priority 1 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and, where possible, Priority 2 guidelines. The elements covered by the Priority 3 guidelines are not, in most cases used by our sites, however, as the sites develop such functions we will aim for compliance at this level.
We are committed to a process of ongoing improvement and are working to ensure all older content is made compliant with the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act and that all new content is developed under the guidelines outlined above.
If you have difficulty accessing the site or have any comments or feedback on how we can improve your online experience, please do not hesitate to contact us.