The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) believes that every website can and should be accessible to people with disabilities. This website and the process by which it was designed are intended to serve as models to facilitate systemic change.
Web accessibility means that websites, tools, and technologies are designed and developed so that people with disabilities can use them. More specifically, people can:
- perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web
- contribute to the Web
AFB's website complies with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)'s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 as well as the standards for authoring tools. We affirm, support, and comply with AFB's internal "Policy Statement for Assuring That Materials Produced by the American Foundation for the Blind Are Accessible to People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired."
As we update and maintain our website, we regularly test new features with users of screen readers and screen magnification on a variety of devices and browsers. In addition, AFB's website includes enhancements which promote usability for blind or visually impaired visitors.
AFB urges all web developers to create sites accessible to all. Though the AFB site includes links to other websites, we cannot guarantee that these sites fully comply with web accessibility standards. AFB encourages visitors who find web accessibility problems to contact the website owners and ask them to comply with accessibility recommendations.
If you find any aspect of AFB's website inaccessible or difficult to use, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.