Your accessibility statement should primary be for users of your content - not lawyers or web developers. Avoid using legal or technical jargon, and remember to provide definitions for words and phrases that may not be familiar to most people.
Defining terms like "WCAG 2.1 Level AA," "Success Criterion 1.1.1," or "user agent" can help make your statement more readable.
These globally recognized best practices (as recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium) consist of three levels of accessibility measurement (A, AA, and AAA). To the greatest extent feasible, audioeye.com has elected to conform to Level AA of these guidelines.
You should also make sure your Accessibility Statement is accurate. Don't declare that your website conforms with WCAG if that's not true - your users will be able to tell.
Other quick tips for writing and publishing your Accessibility Statement:
Make sure your users can find your statement. Typically, the Accessibility Statement appears in your website's main navigation or footer.
If your website can be customized, let users know how to activate those features. For example, AudioEye's site includes free Web Enhancement Tools, which can be activated by clicking on the Accessibility icon on any page.
If your statement references laws or third-party certifications, consider providing hyperlinks to resources where users can learn more.
You don't need to wait until you've achieved WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance to publish your statement. It's okay to tell your users that you're still working on your content - by discussing your commitment to accessibility, you're showing people that you care about their experience.
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