Last Updated/Effective Date: July 22, 2022
Our goal is that everyone feels welcome on the NIH Toolbox® website and that both the technology and the resources of the platform are inclusive and accessible to all.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define 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. The NIH Toolbox website currently is partially conformant with WCAG 2.0 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.
- Logical heading structures
- Responsive design which works on any screen size
- Providing alternative texts for images
- Semantic HTML landmarks
- Color contrast
We hope to be able to continue testing and finding gaps to address by making sure we do the following:
- Include links with target and purpose
- Use accessibility tools (axe and Wave) to catch up to 30% of automated errors
- Run manual tests using a variety of tools to catch the rest of the errors.
- Keyboard testing
- Screen reader testing with assistive technologies including VoiceOver, JAWS, & NVDA.
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the NIH toolbox. If you experience any difficulty in accessing the NIH Toolbox website, please don’t hesitate to contact us right away.
Phone: (773) 242-9130
We try to respond to feedback within 3 business days.