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What are we doing?

Bookshare strives to meet accepted Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 at the AA level. These guidelines explain how to make the Web more accessible and user-friendly for people with disabilities so that the widest possible audience can access and interact with content on the Web. For example, the guidelines help ensure that sites can be easily accessed by keyboard-only users and those who use assistive technology like screen readers, refreshable braille displays, screen magnifiers, etc. When we use images, like book covers, we describe them using alt-text, or we mark non-content images as decorative. We continually strive to provide an experience that is perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust for any audience that uses Bookshare.

How are we doing?

Maintaining accessibility and a great user experience is not a one-and-done task. Our commitment to accessibility and our users is perpetual. There are different ways to communicate on the web or to build features for users with diverse needs. Sometimes we don’t get it right. Sometimes technology evolves, and we need to catch up with the changing times. We can always do better and value community feedback. Let us know how we can do better.