Our goal is to make the CoPSY website and the information provided therein accessible to all people by continuously implementing relevant accessibility standards to the website. We are thus repeatedly looking into the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), aiming to follow as many guidelines as applicable and feasible for us to implement in order to increase the accessibility and user experience of our website.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provides requirements and guidelines on how to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. For the moment, we conform to some but not all of the accessibility standards provided by the WCAG at the A and AA conformance levels. We are currently working on implementing more of the WCAG standards to ensure accessibility for (ultimately) all people. For specifications of the guidelines not yet followed, please see “Limitations and alternatives” below.
The WCAG can be assessed here.
If you have requests or recommendations concerning our accessibility, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We aim to respond to feedback within 10 working days.
Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology
Right now, the CoPSY website can be accessed via the most commonly used web browsers including Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Safari. We aim to make the website accessible via other browsers as well.
HTML is required to work with your web browser.Accessibility of the CoPSY website relies on this technology.
Limitations and alternatives
Although we aim to ensure accessibility to the CoPSY website to all, there may be some limitations. Known accessibility limitations are listed below, alongside with possible solutions to these. Generally, our website lives up to most of the A and AA guidelines except for the results page related to the COSMO project. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you encounter an issue not listed here.
Known accessibility limitations for the CoPSY website and possible solutions to these:
Use of color: Some graphs and figures on the results page related to the COSMO project may be difficult to read for people suffering from color blindness due to using color as a visual means of conveying information. Our goal is that the website, including our interactive results-page, can be utilized by other means than color-distinguishment.
Contrast: For a few graphs and figures on the results page related to the COSMO project, text alternatives to the graphs may be difficult to read for people suffering from poor eyesight due to low contrast issues. We aim to enhance contrast where this is an issue.
Text on figures: Users may experience issues where text on figures is not displayed in its entirety in certain browsers or when using small screens. We aim to fix this issue by resizing figures or in the coding of the results page.
Alternative text: Not all image elements have alternative texts, which could be read by a screen reader. We aim fix this issue constantly.
Accessible text: Some links (especially those linking to people’s ORCID websites) do not have an accessible text yet. We aim fix this issue constantly.
The keyboard function does not work in all instances yet. We aim fix this issue constantly.
The accessibility of the CoPSY website has been assessed by internal evaluation. We welcome any feedback on accessibility issues experienced by users.