Last updated: 22 July 2020

The Activism in Crisis committee is committed to making our event accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability. Please find our accessibility policy below and let us know if you have any additional accessibility needs.

 

Conformance Status

Activism in Crisis strongly believes in having a website that is accessible to as many people as possible. We aim to closely follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0, Level AA) by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines explain how to make websites more accessible for people with disabilities. 

Whilst Activism in Crisis strives to follow these accessibility guidelines, it is not always possible in all areas of the website. As the website is updated regularly with new information, there may be minor problems sometimes. 

We are continually finding solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of accessibility. As such, we may update this statement from time to time. 

Web Accessibility Measures

Activism in Crisis commits to the following:

  • Site language set to make sure that assistive technologies can interpret the site correctly by adjusting the accent, pitch and speaking rate of the  information to suit the language

  • Visual signs for interactive elements (like buttons) 

  • Screen reader optimisation by making sure that the site’s design makes sense and has guiding tags 

  • Images have alternative texts  

  • Good colour contrast and use of large-enough font size and clear fonts

  • All videos and audio have captions, transcriptions and where possible, Singapore Sign Language interpretation 

  • Documents are screen-reader friendly and have good colour contrast.

Where relevant, we will also implement these measures during the event itself. 

 

Event Accessibility Measures

Activism in Crisis commits to the following at all events:

  • Materials are in Plain English or have a Plain English version to go along with it 

  • All non-workshop sessions have live captioning and Singapore Sign Language interpretation

  • Where possible, all the main sessions (i.e. non-breakout) segments of workshops to have live note-taking

  • Good audio quality with little outside noise  

  • Provide instructions on how to use festival platforms (Zoom, Slack and Wix) and how to use the accessibility tools 

  • Let participants know how each session is run ahead of time, so you know when you can take breaks and answer questions etc. 

  • Where relevant,  make sure that people are allowed to send questions before the session or let them know that questions can be asked during the session so that they have time to prepare

  • Where possible, give time to understand ideas during sessions 

  • Allow people to let us know their thoughts and suggestions about the accessibility of the event 

  • Where relevant,  make sure that speakers verbally explain important information on screen 

On top of the above measures, you can request for these additional accessibility arrangements in the registration form: 

  • Large Print version of reading materials

  • Singapore Sign Language interpretation (This will be provided for most events. However, we will still need you to let us know so that where relevant, we can arrange for the interpreter to be in the same discussion group as you.)

Recommended Screen Readers 

Wix sites are optimized for the following (most commonly used) screen readers:

  • Windows + Firefox or Chrome: NVDA (Free reader)

  • Mac + Safari: Voiceover (Built-in reader)

  • Android + Chrome: Talkback (Built-in reader)

  • iOS + Safari: Voiceover (Built-in reader)

 

Feedback

We believe that accessibility should be an ongoing and inclusive conversation in our communities. If you have any suggestions to improve the accessibility of our website or events, please contact our accessibility coordinator, Min Jie, aicaccessibility@gmail.com. We value your feedback. Thank you! 

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