Accessibility Statement

This accessibility statement is adapted from the Accessible Employers website by the Presidents Group (built and tested by KunStudios).

It outlines how this website meets WCAG 2.1 AA requirements and the few aspects that do not. West Coast LEAF is working on fixing the elements that don’t currently meet accessibility standards. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.

WCAG Success Criteria

Last tested and updated July 2023

Priority 1: Perceivable

Guideline 1.1: Provide text alternatives for all non-text content.

A – There are captions and alt text for all images that appear on the site.

Guideline 1.2: Provide synchronized alternatives for multimedia.

AA- All internally-created content provides captioning. Videos not created or hosted by West Coast LEAF may not have captioning.

Guideline 1.3: Ensure that information and structure can be separated from presentation.


Guideline 1.4: Make it easy to distinguish foreground information from its background.


Priority 2: Operable

Guideline 2.1: Make all functionality operable via a keyboard interface.


Guideline 2.2: Allow users to control time limits on their reading or interaction.


Guideline 2.3: Allow users to avoid content that could cause seizures due to photosensitivity.


Guideline 2.4: Provide mechanisms to help users find content, orient themselves within it, and navigate through it.


Guideline 2.5: Help users avoid mistakes and make it easy to correct mistakes that do occur.


Priority 3: Understandable

Guideline 3.1: Make text content readable and understandable.


Guideline 3.2: Make the placement and functionality of content predictable.


Priority 4: Robust

Guideline 4.1: Support compatibility with current and future user agents (including assistive technologies).


Guideline 4.2: Ensure that content is accessible or provide an accessible alternative.


Priority 5: Conformance 

West Coast LEAF is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Third Party Content: 

We use Raiser’s Edge NXT to manage our online donations, email lists, and event registration. Online Express forms are in compliance with WCAG 2.0, but there are specific exceptions where Raiser’s Edge is not in 100% compliance with specific criteria. 

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