ACCESSIBILITY

Hello Friends!!

Levana is in the process of updating our website in an effort to make it more accessible and user friendly.
We meet with the Accessibility Hub in May and are also looking for any/ all feedback YOU may have.
Many of the primary changes that have made are based off standards laid in the 2005 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), particularly the section on websites. We recognize that accessibility comes in many forms, however, so if there’s something you’d like to see that would make the site (and our space/ events/ programming) more comfortable and accessible to you, please let please let us know! This will be an ongoing process and we know that we are likely to make some mistakes along the way. We aim to be self-reflective and to hold ourselves accountable to our friends, members, and followers. In an effort to prioritize this, we are crowdsourcing your ideas and thoughts!

 

Some of the changes made so far (and that are open to suggestion/ comment/ concern etc):
-Started to add image descriptions for images
-Changed the background colour to increase contrast and visibility
-Synchronized fonts
-Increased the size of the fonts
-Added office location, map, and phone number to home page
-Added individual drop-down pages for each of our working-groups
-Added information on [some of the] projects/ events we have been apart of or supported (looking to add more from the 2010-2013 period)
-Added information on how you can get involved (including an online pdf of our volunteer application form)
-Added information on how we are currently funded
-Added information on how to get to the Grey House via Kingston bus transit and information on wheelchair accessible buses

-Added information on wheelchair accessible taxi cabs in Kingston
-Added a copy of our constitution to the site

-Added more information on applying to Levana for a grant (including an online pdf of our grant application)
-We know have 2-ride Bus Vouchers available for community members and part-time students to make it easier to get to and from events for those interested in attending (email Levana @ levanacentre@gmail.com to find out more)

 Some changes that are in the works or that have been proposed (and that are open to suggestion/ comment/ concern etc.):
-Adding pictures of the Grey House entrance, outside of the building, the office space etc.
-Adding information on gender neutral washrooms in the Grey House and on Campus

If you’d like to find out more about AODA here a few helpful resources:
‘Web Accessibility Check List’ http://aodaweb.blog.yorku.ca/accessibility-checklist/

Resource from St. Lawrence College about The Accessibility for Ontarian’s with Disabilities Act :
http://www.learningatthecentre.com/ToolsAndResources_AODA_I…

Integrated Accessibility Standards (long-version):
http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/…/2…/elaws_src_regs_r11191_e.htm

Accessibility Web Checker: http://achecker.ca/checker/index.php

 

 

-The Levana Steering Collective
KA-POW! (gender justice punch)

CREATED FEBRUARY 2015

LAST UPDATED OCTOBER 2015 

 

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