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Accessibility

Welcome to our Website!

In today’s digital age, the internet plays a crucial role in providing information and services to people worldwide. At the European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT), we recognize the importance of making our online platform accessible to everyone, regardless of their circumstances or abilities. In this page, we will delve into our dedication to accessibility, the guidelines we follow, and the technologies we employ to ensure a seamless online experience for all.

Our Dedication to Accessibility: At ECWT, we firmly believe in the principle that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone. To uphold this dedication, we are focused on providing a website that caters to the widest possible audience. We are resolute in our efforts to ensure that individuals with disabilities, including but not limited to those who are visually impaired or have motor impairments, can access our online resources with ease.

Adherence to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1: To achieve our accessibility goals, we closely adhere to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the highest level. These guidelines provide a comprehensive framework for making web content more accessible to individuals with disabilities. When you write and send us your comments or share your needs, you play a vital role in helping us improve our website and make it more accessible to a wider audience. Your valuable insights guide our ongoing efforts to enhance the online experience for all users.

Contacting Us for Feedback: 

We value your input and welcome feedback from our users. If you encounter any issues with our website or have suggestions for improvement, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. You can contact us through the following methods:

  • By Phone: +47 966 980 54
  • Online Form: Complete our online contact form, which is available on our Contact Page.
  • By Mail: Oscars Gate 27, Oslo International Hub, 0352 Oslo, Norway.

Our Accessibility Enhancements: To ensure a seamless and accessible online experience, we utilize cutting-edge technology, including artificial intelligence (AI), to enhance various aspects of our website:

1. Screen-reader Optimization: Our AI operates in the background, learning the website’s components and providing meaningful data to screen-readers using the ARIA set of attributes. This includes accurate form labels, descriptions for actionable icons, validation guidance for form inputs, and element roles such as buttons, menus, and modal dialogues. Additionally, our AI scans all images on the website and provides accurate image-object-recognition-based descriptions as ALT tags. It also extracts text embedded within images using optical character recognition (OCR) technology. Users can easily activate screen-reader adjustments by pressing the Alt+1 keyboard combination.

2. Keyboard Navigation Optimization: Our AI enhances keyboard navigation by adjusting the website’s HTML and adding JavaScript behaviors. This enables users to navigate the site using TAB and SHIFT+TAB keys, operate dropdowns with arrow keys, trigger buttons and links with the Enter key, and more. Quick-navigation and content-skip menus (Alt+1) are also available.

3. Browser and Assistive Technology Compatibility: We strive to support a wide array of browsers and assistive technologies, ensuring our users can choose the tools that suit them best. Our website is compatible with major browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, Microsoft Edge, and IE 11 or above. We also support screen readers such as JAWS and NVDA for both Windows and MAC users.

Notes, Comments, and Feedback: While we are dedicated to making our website fully accessible, there may still be pages or sections that are a work in progress or require technological solutions for accessibility. We continually improve our accessibility interface, adding, updating, and enhancing its options and features to stay in line with technological advancements. At ECWT, our dedication to accessibility is unwavering. We strive to provide a website that caters to the needs of all users, and we are focused on ongoing improvement. Your input is crucial in helping us achieve our accessibility goals, and we look forward to working together to make the internet a more inclusive space for everyone. 

 

Your feedback is invaluable in helping us achieve optimal accessibility.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any issues or suggestions for improvement.