Accessibility

Statement for the U.S. Center for SafeSport

We firmly believe that our resources should be available and accessible to everyone. We are committed to improving the accessibility of our digital materials to better serve our users, regardless of ability.

 

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) explain how to make web content accessible for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. We aim to adhere to WCAG 2.1 at the AA level, which means that our digital materials would be usable and understandable for most people. We are continually improving our materials to meet this standard.

The Center provides links to third-party websites that may not conform to WCAG 2.1 Level AA. The conformance status of these external websites is outside of our control.

 

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of our digital materials. Please let us know if you encounter any barriers or would like to request accommodation.

We try to respond to feedback and requests within two (2) business days.

User Recommendations

Website

Our website is compatible with most modern web browsers, including Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox. While most of our content is mobile-friendly, we recommend using a desktop system for the best user experience.

We use a tool called accessiBe that allows people with specific disabilities to adjust the user interface for their personal needs. It also runs in the background and constantly optimizes the website to correct the HTML. It adapts its functionality and behavior for screen-readers used by blind users and keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments.

 

Disability profiles supported on our website

Epilepsy Safe Profile: 

Minimizes the risk of seizures resulting from flashing or blinking animations and risky color combinations.

Vision Impaired Profile: 

Adjusts the website for most visual impairments such as Degrading Eyesight, Tunnel Vision, Cataract, and Glaucoma.

Cognitive Disability Profile: 

Provides features to help users with cognitive disabilities such as Autism, Dyslexia, and CVA focus on the essential elements.

ADHD Friendly Profile: 

Reduces distractions and noise to help people with ADHD and Neurodevelopmental disorders browse, read, and focus on the essential elements.

Blind Users Profile: 

Adjusts the website to be compatible with screen-readers such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and TalkBack; screen-reader users immediately receive a prompt to enter the Screen-Reader Profile when they enter our site.

Keyboard Navigation Profile: 

Helps motor-impaired people to operate the website using the keyboard.

  • Navigate using the Tab and Shift+Tab keys
  • Operate dropdowns with the arrow keys; close them with Esc
  • Trigger buttons and links using the Enter key
  • Navigate between radio and checkbox elements using the arrow keys; fill them in with the Spacebar or Enter key
  • Use Alt+2 to find content-skip menus
  • Use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements

Other website adjustments available with accessiBe

Font:

Increase and decrease font size, change its family (type), adjust the spacing, alignment, line height, and more.

Color:

Select various color contrast profiles such as light, dark, inverted, and monochrome. Swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds with over seven different coloring options.

Content highlighting:

Emphasize essential elements such as links and titles. Highlight focused or hovered elements only.

Audio muting:

Mute the entire website if you experience headaches or other issues due to automatic audio playing.

Cognitive disorders:

Use our search engine linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary to decipher meanings of phrases, initials, and slang. Find this feature by opening the accessiBe widget at the bottom left of the screen and enter your search in the search bar at the top of the widget.

More functions:

Change cursor color and size, use a printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard, and more.

 

Online Courses

Our online courses are compatible with most modern web browsers, including Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox. You can complete courses using assistive technology, including screen readers and keyboard navigation.

 

Centralized Disciplinary Database

Our Centralized Disciplinary Database is compatible with most modern web browsers, including Google Chrome (desktop/mobile), Apple Safari (desktop/mobile), Microsoft Edge (desktop/mobile), and Mozilla Firefox. Please contact us at [email protected] to request help with screen reader compatibility.