Last revised: April 1st 2020
Digital accessibility is an important part of NewsPoint360’s website design and development activities. We understand the importance of increasing the level of accessibility support for our content to better meet the needs of all users. We strive to ensure that NewsPoint360 complies with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 AA (WCAG 2.0 AA). This internationally accepted standard developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) provides important structure display guidelines for how content is seen and accessed on your website, on newspoint360.net, distributed on NewsPoint360 YouTube channel or through partner websites.
Better Platform Design and Accessibilty Considerations
NewsPoint360 content can appear both on newspoint360.net, NewsPoint360 YouTube channel, on your organization’s website or integrated on an a partner system through the use of iframes (Embeds) and our API (Application Program Interface) We ensure that each element of content regardless of location contains important requirements for compliance such as:
• Media elements contain descriptive alt tags
• Transcripts available for Video
• iFrames contain a descriptive title tag
• Consistent navigational elements
When using iframe technology for displaying NewsPoint360 content it is proven to work with text readers. To view more details on the accessibility of iframes click here.
Organizations may display using an API their NewsPoint360 content from a design and data standpoint as they see fit. This ensures that this content conforms and adopts the specific accessibility configurations already implemented on each organization’s website.
Accessibility Tips for Browsing Newspoint360 Website
Many computers have text-reading features that offer some limited functionality. For example Windows Narrator reads only menus and dialogue boxes, but not blocks of text. Windows Narrator is available in WindowsTM XP, WindowsTM Vista, WindowsTM 7, or WindowsTM 8. For Apple Mac users, VoiceOver is available as a standard part of the Apple OS XTM operating system.
Modern web browsers provide zoom functionality through basic keyboard controls. Screen magnifications allows for the enlarging of text and related page elements. The following are the keystrokes required to enable for WindowsTM and Apple Mac.
• WindowsTM – Press Ctrl and + to zoom in on a web page (Ctrl and – to zoom out).
• Mac – Press Cmd and + to zoom in on a Web page (Cmd and – to zoom out).
You can customize a computer mouse in several ways. For example, you can slow down the speed of the mouse pointer for easier handling. You can also change its appearance so that it contrasts more with the screen content. Consult your WindowsTM or Mac setting for capabilities.
Accessibility Tips for Watching Newspoint360 Videos on our YouTube Channel
All Newspoint360 videos on Youtube adhere to best practices for accessibility and include appropriate visual and text based best practices such as tagging and full video transcriptions.
The following Information from the YouTube Help function about accessibility provisions may be helpful: Using YouTube with a screen reader, Turning captions on and off, and Changing caption font and format .
For further questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org