Accessibility

This Accessibility Statement applies to: uniformlaws.org (Uniform Law Commission)

We Value Digital Inclusion

In our effort to provide a fully accessible and optimized user experience for all site visitors, the ULC has taken careful measure to ensure an excellent user experience, regardless of the technology being used to access this site or the specific abilities of those individuals seeking access to this site.

Improving the User Experience for Users of Assistive Technologies Web Accessibility Guidelines

As a first priority, the ULC has leveraged the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as reference to ensure the web content made available from this site is accessible for individuals with disabilities and user friendly for everyone.

From this perspective, our website is monitored and tested regularly by web accessibility experts. As usability issues are identified, results of this testing are managed through the AudioEye® Ally Platform and as new solutions are discovered to improve the user experience, remediation is applied and/or tracked through the AudioEye system.

This website has been tested using a variety of assistive technologies.

We recommend using the following web browser / screen reader combinations for an optimized experience:

For Windows users: JAWS and Internet Explorer or NVDA and Firefox
For Mac users: VoiceOver and Safari
For mobile users: VoiceOver for the iPhone and TalkBack for Android devices

Best Practices

To provide the most universally accessible web experience possible, here are some of the many best practices that have been adopted across the ULC website:

  • Semantically structured markup includes appropriate headings, paragraphs, and lists for keyboard or screen reader navigation and to aid in page comprehension.
  • Alternative formats provided for all multimedia content, including captions and full transcripts.
  • Links include unique and descriptive text that helps describe the link destination.
  • ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) attributes for additional information about links and indication of new browser windows.
  • Alternative attributes included for all images.
  • Tables used for data; all data cells in a data table are associated with their respective headers.
  • Skip Navigation links within the page header provide quick access to page content.
  • Association of form fields with labels, and form error messages with ARIA attributes to the form field.
  • All pages have page titles and title tags written for easy comprehension of the page content.
  • We validate that all links and buttons can be accessed with a keyboard in a logical tab order, and that all content is read to assistive technologies in the correct reading order.
  • Providing Users with a Free & Customizable Assistive Utility

Ally Toolbar

In addition to the above-mentioned techniques and strategies – and since not all site visitors have access to assistive tools such as screen readers – the ULC has provided unique and innovative Web Enhancement Tools that provides a customizable user experience for site visitors who choose to engage it.

Dedicated Web Accessibility Help Desk

As another layer of support, dedicated web accessibility experts are available to assist site visitors with any issues accessing content and the various services and functions made available across the ULC website. Across the AudioEye enabled website, end-users may choose to engage with the AudioEye Ally Web Accessibility Help Desk to report and troubleshoot accessibility related issues.

Feedback

If you enjoyed using the ULC’s website, or if you encounter issues with any page on our site that presents a challenge for individuals with disabilities, please submit your feedback.

To engage with an AudioEye Ally Service Representative, please submit a trouble ticket or call us at 866-331-5324.

Third Party Sites

In addition to this website, we make use of different 3rd party websites such as LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook to spread news and information about the ULC. These sites, which are not controlled by the ULC, may present challenges for individuals with disabilities that we are not able to control or remediate. Please know that these sites are not used as the sole source of (or sole vehicle for communicating) important information.

We also utilize products from Microsoft to capture our membership and legislation data.  Our website is an avenue to which this data is presented. 

As made publicly available, here are the Accessibility Policies provided from these 3rd party sites: Facebook Accessibility Policy Opens a New Window. YouTube Accessibility Policy Microsoft Accessibility

Accessibility Policy for Documents

The ULC has multiple phases and categories of documents represented on our website.  Due to the diversity of documents, the ULC has made the following commitments regarding document accessibility:

Completed act materials, standing committee materials, publications, and articles are generally immediately accessible on our website. However, we are aware that accessibility could be improved for some content on our website. We are currently working to achieve this.  We expect to achieve “Level AA” conformance to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 by December 2021 for all content that is listed above.

The ULC drafts documents through a process of active collaboration involving frequent and continuous content changes.  Due to this process, the ULC cannot guarantee immediate access to the documents that are currently “in drafting.”  To make an accessibility request for these documents, please contact the ULC Office (see below) and we will provide the content requested in an accessible format. 

The ULC also maintains a large archive of documents, both paper and digital across various file formats.  All archived material will be provided in an accessible format upon request.  Please contact the ULC Office (see below) to make these requests.

As we continue to improve accessibility, alternative access is available to all our content by calling the ULC Office at 312-450-6600, by fax at 312-450-6601, or by email at info@uniformlaws.org.  You may also contact us by mail:

Uniform Law Commission
111 N. Wabash Ave Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60602