Nutrition Care Professionals and Website Accessibility
under Title II, Chapter 5 of the American Disabilities Act
We are working to ensure that our content meets the minimum accessibility standards to facilitate learning by all students. One of our primary references is the ADA Best Practices Toolkit. Following is a summary of our actions and projected future actions. Our website was evaluated by the University of Alabama, College of Continuing Studies ran accessibility tests on our website on December 18, 2019 and reported that it met standards. She also commented that even the pdfs were accessible.
UR Accessibility Formatting
We have created the closed captioning for the over 100 videos on the website and we anticipate continuing to close caption other content as we add it. Currently the Captivate modules which are in pilot testing are being closed captioned.
(Completed cases: Case 1—Adult Weight Management, Case 2—Hypertension, Case 3—Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Case 4—Malnutrition and Oncology)
If you have a student that needs close captioning for a specific Captivate module, please let us know and we will move that case to the top of our work list. Otherwise we will be starting with the cases in numerical order.
|Text descriptions for Images|
Most images have alternate text descriptions, however we are enhancing them to be more meaningful.
If you have a student that needs access let us know and we will move the cases needed to the top of our work list
|Color Contrast Settings|
We are working with our technology partner to determine how we can best allow different views of the website when changes in appearance would be needed to facilitate viewing the content.
For the Mind Maps where color has been used to designate applications versus the actual terms we are exploring other ways (different styles of fonts) that can be used to make this distinction in addition to color.
Almost all of the downloadable activities have been transitioned from PDF to Word or Excel documents which have met accessibility standards.
The word documents are generally in table format. Excel document include headers and do not include graphics. Titles of hyperlinks are descriptive.
We are exploring how to include a “Skip navigation” feature that will allow students using screen readers to ignore the navigation links and go directly to webpage content.
|Documents on website (not in text format)|
There are still some webpages that are images of pages that need to be transformed into actual webpage content.
The plan is to have this completed by the end of 2024.
However if you have a student that needs a specific case completed prior the end of the year, please contact us and we will move that case up in priority order.
Post a way to contact the company for assistance
Specific information will be posted in the Student Case tab as well as the Educator tab about our progress toward maximum accessibility.
The Contact us feature is the best way to ensure that everyone on our team receives the request and can respond quickly.