The Metropolitan Montessori School is committed to providing a website that’s accessible—and usable—to all visitors, including those using non-visual browsers. To the best of our knowledge, our site complies with two key sets of accessibility recommendations: the U.S. Federal Government’s Section 508 guidelines, and the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (Priority 1). In practice this means that the site adheres to certain common sense rules of web development, of which some examples follow.
- Relative font sizing. This technique ensures that all visitors can easily change the site’s default font size in their browser.
- Link text clearly identifies the destination of each link. While this technique benefits everyone, it’s essential for blind and visually impaired visitors using special browsers that can extract a list of links from the page to aid navigation.
- Information conveyed with color is also indicated without color. Another technique that improves usability for everyone, this is especially helpful for colorblind visitors, who can have difficulty identifying links that rely on color only.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact our site developer, Manoverboard.