Last Updated: September 17, 2023
At the Decolonial Hub, we are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible online environment for all individuals, regardless of their abilities or disabilities. We have taken several measures to ensure that our website is accessible, and we believe in transparency about our efforts and limitations. Below, we outline the steps we have taken to enhance accessibility, along with specific limitations related to YouTube video resources:
Efforts We Have Taken:
1. WCAG Compliance:
Our website adheres to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Level AA. We consistently strive to maintain and improve accessibility standards.
2. Alternative Text for Images:
We provide descriptive alternative text (alt text) for all images, allowing screen readers to convey the content and purpose of each image.
3. Keyboard Navigation:
Our website is designed to be navigable and interactable using only a keyboard, with keyboard shortcuts and focus indicators for enhanced usability.
4. Consistent Layout and Design:
We maintain a consistent and predictable layout and design across all pages, promoting ease of navigation and content comprehension.
5. Readable Text:
High-contrast text and background colors are used for improved readability. Text is resizable to accommodate users who may need larger font sizes.
6. Video Accessibility:
We provide closed captions for all videos hosted directly on our website to cater to users who are deaf or hard of hearing.
7. Forms and Interactive Elements:
All forms and interactive elements on our website are designed with accessibility in mind, including screen-reader-friendly labels and error messages.
8. Regular Audits and Testing:
We perform regular accessibility audits and testing to identify and address any issues. User feedback is highly encouraged and acted upon promptly.
9. Assistive Technology Compatibility:
Our website is designed to be compatible with a range of assistive technologies, ensuring access for users with various needs.
Limitations Related to YouTube Video Resources:
While we make every effort to ensure the accessibility of our website, we recognize that some limitations may arise when it comes to YouTube video resources:
1. YouTube Accessibility: YouTube, the platform on which some of our video resources are hosted, may have limitations in terms of accessibility. YouTube is responsible for providing closed captions and other accessibility features for these videos.
2. Third-Party Content: Some videos on YouTube may not have accurate or complete closed captions. We encourage users to contact us if they encounter such issues, and we will do our best to provide alternative resources or improve accessibility.
3. Limited Control: As a third-party platform, we have limited control over YouTube's accessibility features and the quality of captions provided. We are actively advocating for increased accessibility standards on third-party platforms like YouTube.
Contact Information: If you encounter accessibility issues on our website or have suggestions for improvement, including concerns related to YouTube video resources, please contact us at [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Your feedback is instrumental in our ongoing efforts to enhance the accessibility of the Decolonial Hub Website.
We remain dedicated to creating a more inclusive online environment that promotes accessibility, diversity, and equal opportunity for all users. Thank you for your visit to the Decolonial Hub website, and we look forward to serving you with accessibility and inclusivity at the forefront of our mission.