Project ECHO Accessibility Statement
Projectecho.unm.edu is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.
We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website, and adhering to many of the available standards and guidelines.
Accessibility is fundamental to Project ECHO’s mission to disseminate best-practice expertise and to our values as an organization.
We have built this website to be W3C ADA compliant; our design and testing meets the current requirement for WCAG level AA.
Email us with questions, suggestions or general accessibility support. We’re open to feedback and collaborations on how to do this better.
In creating content for this website, we use:
- A hierarchy of header tags
- Alt text for images, videos and graphics
- Closed captioning on all videos that have relevant audio
- Explicit hyperlinks, minimal “Read More”
- Using hyperlinks instead of long URLs
We commit to:
- Training our web team on standardized best practices as outlined above, and ensuring our partners or vendors are also up-to-date on best practices
- Auditing our web team’s work with a screen reader at least once per quarter
- Annually, completing a full accessibility audit of our content; we prefer to use an external auditor as funding permits
- Our projectecho.unm.edu website links users to iecho.org, our software platform. This accessibility statement does not extend to that domain, or any other external websites.
- We use “Read More” on our homepage more than we’d like to; we’ll work on that.
- We’ve tried to eliminate as much ECHO-specific jargon as possible, and recognize that “Hub” and “Superhub” designations are not universally understood.
- As part of The University of New Mexico, we use their brand colors. The two primary colors are shades of green and red, which can be challenging for viewers with color vision deficiencies. We are aware that this is an accessibility issue, and do not use overlay these colors in text. We do, however, use them as decorative elements for design.
- This year, our main goal was launching our new .edu website in line with current best practices
- As accessibility best practices evolve, we intend to stay current and implement changes accordingly
Date of Initial Publication: Dec. 15, 2023
Review and Update Period: Annual