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Commitment to Accessibility
The 1687 is committed to accessibility and ensuring that all users of this site, including those with disabilities and their companies, have an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from all information and
online offerings of The 1687.
​Should you have any difficulty accessing this website in any manner, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We have created our website to meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA standards. We are currently researching and working to improve our website to be even sharper, clearer, and incorporate all of the best
Some of the measures taken to make the The 1687 website accessible​ include:
- adding alt text to all images
- ensuring a minimum 4.5:1 color ratio for all text
- using descriptive text links and headers
- maintaining a consistent and predictable ​layout and organization
- eliminating all automatic content (e.g. pop-ups, auto-playing media)
- including a skip to navigation link
- using descriptive anchor text for links
- incorporating a focus indicator
As well as several other measures.
Beyond our existing remediation measures, we continually review our website to ensure we adhere to best practices in web accessibility.
We have made repeated efforts to review and re-review the The 1687 website to ensure it complies with WCAG 2.0 AA and the general best practices of website accessibility. Further, we voraciously research web
accessibility best practices and methods to improve our knowledge and stay up to date on the latest news and information.
Through our genuine and good faith commitment and devotion to accessibility, we believe we not only meet but exceed the digital accessibility requirements imposed by Title I, II, & III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and
Section 504 & 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Do you have feedback on the The 1687 website’s accessibility? Where can we improve? What are our strong points? Your feedback is welcome and greatly appreciated as we strive to improve.
​You can learn more about the right to equal access for all Americans at ADA.gov.
Section508.gov provides numerous resources for making accessible websites and maintaining them.
WCAG​ 2.0 AA provides technical guidelines and examples for what web accessibility should be.