WaiverFile Accessibility ICT Policy

WaiverFile is committed to ensuring that its website and waiver collection software is accessible to people with disabilities. All the pages on our public-facing website will meet W3C WAI’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1, Level AA conformance, not including user-generated content. Please report any issues to accessibility@waiverfile.com. 

User Generated Content

To assist customers in creating content that is accessible, the following information provides guidance on how to ensure user generated content is in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.  For additional information about meeting accessibility requirements, please contact accessibility@waiverfile.com.

Accessibility Guide for WaiverFile Authoring Tools

The following guide will outline how to maintain accessibility while working with the authoring tools in WaiverFile 

The Rich Text Editor Basics

When working with the rich text editor, it is recommended to use minimal styling. Simple styling is not an issue, such as bold, italic, underline and links, however there are tools to change colors and font sizes. This can cause issues with text visibility. If you copy and paste content and formatting is brought along, you can use the strip-formatting tool to remove the formatting while leaving the text intact. 

Strip formatting icon

If pasting from MS word, you can also use the Paste-from-word function which will remove additional formatting. 

Paste without Word formatting icon

Make Images Accessible

If adding images to your waiver form, you will want to ensure each one has an “alt” tag, which is alternate text that is included when the image cannot be displayed. For example, the WaiverFile logo would have an alt tag of “WaiverFile Logo”. 

To add the alt tag, right-click (or ctrl click on mac) on the image, and choose Properties. The alt text box should be updated with a brief description of the image. Then click OK. 

*Resource: WebAim Alternative Text

*Resource: Making Decisions about Images

Make links accessible

To make links accessible, first make sure the link text is meaningful. Rather than just writing “click here”, you will want to make the text of the link more descriptive. To add the title attribute, right click (or ctrl click on Mac) on the link and click Properties. In the field “Tooltip”, enter the description of the link. Click OK.