Web accessibility

Southern Oak Artisan is committed to providing a fully accessible website experience for all users of all abilities, including those who rely on assistive technologies like screen readers, screen enlargement software, and alternative keyboard input devices to navigate the web. Please review our accessibility statement.

Accessibility Statement

 

Ongoing Efforts to Ensure Accessibility

 

We follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.2 as our guiding principle for determining accessibility. These are internationally agreed-upon standards that cover a wide range of recommendations and best practices for making content useable. Moreover, as we add new pages and functionality to our website, all designs, code, and content entry practices are checked against these standards.

Furthermore, website accessibility is an ongoing process. We continually test content and features for WCAG 2.2 Level AA compliance, coupled with remediating any issues to ensure we meet or exceed the standards. Testing of our website is performed by our team members using industry-standard tools such as the Accessibility Checker WordPress Plugin, color contrast analyzers, keyboard-only navigation techniques, and Flesch-Kincaid readability tests.

Accessibility Features On Our Website

The following is a list of items we have included in our website to improve its accessibility:

  • Alt text to images
  • Use of headings properly
  • Avoid using tiny fonts
  • Respect white space
  • Provide a visible indication of the focus
  • Use text, not pictures of text
  • Choose media players that support accessibility
  • Use a website navigation menu to serve all users
  • Test web pages using a keyboard
  • Test pages on mobile devices
  • Ask vendors specific questions about the accessibility of their products
  • Stay abreast and involved in making the web (and the world) more accessible.

Where We’re Improving

In addition to our efforts to bring our website up to standard, we are targeting the following areas:

  • Creating accessible PDFs
  • Adding HTML labels to all form fields
  • Markup tables appropriately
  • Provide sufficient color contrast
  • Providing transcripts
  • Test pages with assistive technologies

This is part of our broader effort to make everyone’s experience at Southern Oak Artisan a welcoming and enjoyable one. Please note that while we make every effort to provide information accessible for all users, we cannot guarantee the accessibility of third-party websites to which we may link.

Accessibility Support Contact

Equally important, we welcome comments, questions, and feedback on our website. If you are using assistive technologies and are having difficulty using our website, please email hello@southernoakartisan.com  or give us a call at 828-394-1088. We will do our best to assist you and resolve issues.

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