Our Commitment to Accessibility

Savoir Claire is committed to providing a fully accessible website experience for all users of all abilities, including those who rely on assistive technologies like screen readers, screen enlargement software, and alternative keyboard input devices to navigate the web.

Ongoing Efforts to Ensure Accessibility

We follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 as our guiding principle for determining accessibility. These are internationally agreed-upon standards that cover a wide range of recommendations and best practices for making content useable. As we add new pages and functionality to our website, all designs, code, and content entry practices are checked against these standards.

Website accessibility is an ongoing process. We continually test content and features for WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliance and remediate any issues to ensure we meet or exceed the standards. Testing of our website is performed by our team members using industry-standard tools such as the Accessibility Checker WordPress Plugin, color contrast analyzers, keyboard-only navigation techniques, and Flesch-Kincaid readability tests.

Where We’re Improving

In our efforts to bring our website up to standard, we are targeting the following areas:

  • Add a “skip to content” link
  • Put all headings into a clear hierarchy
  • Clearly identify links
  • Rewriting image alt text
  • Ensuring all forms fields are properly labeled
  • Add focus outlines so the site can be tracked as it’s tabbed through
  • Adhere to color contrast accessibility requirements
  • Adjust the reading level
  • Adding support for screen reader text
  • Use meaningful and accurate page titles
  • Make sure divs are not coded as buttons
  • Add autocomplete for form fields
  • Select accessible fonts
  • Add breadcrumbs
  • Address smooth scrolling on the home page
  • Address the misuse of placeholders in the contact form

This is part of our broader effort to make everyone’s experience at Savoir Claire a welcoming and enjoyable one. Please note that while we make every effort to provide information accessible for all users, we cannot guarantee the accessibility of third-party websites to which we may link.

Accessibility Support Contact

We welcome comments, questions, and feedback on our website. If you are using assistive technologies and are having difficulty using our website, please email claire@savoirclaire.com or give us a call at 207-671-7237. We will do our best to assist you and resolve issues.