At www.gimv.org, the website of Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, we’re committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We seek to provide a website experience that everyone, including persons with disabilities, can utilize and enjoy equally. If you experience any difficulty in accessing any part of this website, please feel free to contact us at 602-535-4000 or email us at [email protected]. We will work with you to provide the information, item, or transaction you seek through an alternate communication method that is accessible for you. Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing as we implement relevant improvements to exceed the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (“WCAG”) over time.
We welcome your questions about our Accessibility Policy and comments on how we can improve our website’s accessibility. Please send your questions or comments to www.gimv.org by calling us at 602-535-4000 or email us at [email protected].
To provide accessibility, we have taken the following actions:
Meaningful images that are part of the www.gimv.org interface have a text alternative. Our website includes high-resolution images for education and research. Some of the images are intended to create a specific sensory experience in a way that words cannot fully capture. These images are contributed by us and third-parties, and the quality of the text alternatives will vary, depending on the contributing source. Images may have informational text alternatives which convey descriptive information about the image. Some images may have additional descriptive text (e.g., a “description” metadata field).
To make our digital offerings accessible, www.gimv.org strives to conform with, at a minimum, WCAG 2.0 AA.
For more information about the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, visit https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/.
As part of our policy www.gimv.org is committed to maintaining accessibility. This includes:
Beyond our existing remediation measures, we continually review our website (internally and independently) to ensure we adhere to best practices in web accessibility.
Through our genuine and good faith commitment to accessibility, we believe our website voluntarily meets the accessibility standards of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA“).
For more information on web accessibility and legal requirements, here are helpful resources:
How to find and use a screen reader
Screen readers are text-to-speech software that allow people to read and interact with content in different ways. Many people who cannot perceive what is on the screen will use them to allow audible access to web content. www.gimv.org designs and codes for accessibility. We strive to ensure that our content is accessible to screen readers.
There are both free and paid options of screen readers available for Windows and Mac computers, as well as for common browsers, including Safari, Google Chrome, and Firefox.
Screen readers accept input in a variety of ways, but one of the most common forms is through your keyboard. By pressing the down arrow in JAWS, for example, you are able navigate through items on the page. JAWS will also accept Braille input.
How to use accessibility tools on mobile
There are a lot of great features right on your smart phone. iOS and Android alike provide many tools to help you access what you love.
VoiceOver for iOS and TalkBack for Android are the screen readers that come built-in. To turn on VoiceOver, go to “Settings”, then “General”, to “Accessibility”, and then turn “VoiceOver” on. You can set the “Accessibility Shortcut” to “VoiceOver” from the “Accessibility” page in order to triple-click the “Home” button to toggle VoiceOver on and off. TalkBack has a similar feature.
“Zoom”, “Magnifier”, “Invert Colors”, “Color Filters”, and “Reduce White Point” are other features and tools on iOS that you can use. These are also available through the “Accessibility Shortcut”.
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