Website Accessibility

WCI Communities is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.  We want everyone who visits our website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding- both now and in the future.

We actively work to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines.

Web Accesibility Initiative

This website endeavors to conform to level Double- A [AA] of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.  These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for individuals with disabilities.  Conformance with these guidelines helps to make the web more user friendly for all individuals.

External Links

This website includes external links that will direct you to website(s) that are not controlled by WCI Communities. Accordingly, we do not endorse, adopt, certify or otherwise validate the information and material contained on the linked website. This includes its sponsor and any policies, activities or services offered on the site, by any advertiser on the site or linked to the site.

Standards

WCI Communities will continue to develop this website in accordance with guidelines promoted by the W3C.  This website has been built using code compliant with W3C standards for HTML and CSS.  The website displays consistently in most current browsers and by using standard WC3 compliant HTML/CSS/JavaScript/PHP code means that future browsers are likely to display the website consistently.  

If you view our website on an older browser, you might find that pages don’t display as intended. We recommend that you upgrade your browser to the latest version of one of the following most commonly used browser, to get the most from our website.

WC3 compliant HTML/CSS/JavaScript/PHP code means that future browsers are likely to display the website consistently. 

If you view our website on an older browser, you might find that pages don’t display as intended. We recommend that you upgrade your browser to the latest version of one of the following most commonly used browser, to get the most from our website.

Exceptions

Although we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.   We are continuously seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the website up to the same level of overall web accessibility.  In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing our website, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Accessibility Tools

Below are a few tips to help you better access our website.  For a more complete guide to making your computer accessible on the web, we recommend visiting the AbilityNet My Computer My Way website.

Making Pages Easier To Read In Your Browser 

Web pages can be difficult to view when the text is too small. The most popular browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari support the following mouse actions and keyboard strokes to zoom in and out on a web page. (Use the Control key in Windows systems, and the Command key in Mac OS.)

  • Hold the Control/Command key and scroll up or down to zoom in or out
  • Hold the Control/Command key and press + or – to zoom in or out

Magnifying Your Screen [Optional]

Another way to make text easier to read is by magnifying your screen.

All versions of Windows 7 or newer include a magnifier, which allows users to enlarge a portion of the screen. People with visual impairments, however, may find that they require fully-functional magnification software.

Read about screen magnifiers in Windows 10/8/RT, Windows 7, and Windows Vista.

Users running Apple’s OS X operating systems can use the in-built Zoom feature. Read about OSX accessibility features

Using a Screen Reader 

 Windows users can use Windows Narrator which converts on-screen text into speech. This is available in Windows 10, Windows 8/RT, Windows 7, and Windows Vista.  In Apple’s OSX operating system, users will find the VoiceOver feature.

PDF files 

We use PDF files to help us preserve the look and feel of our original documents. To open and view PDF files, you can download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader free of charge. 

Adobe also publishes information on Accessing PDFs with assistive technology.

Changing Text Sizes

This site CSS uses relative font sizes, compatible with the user-specified 'text size' option in visual browsers. If you need to change the text size in your web browser, we have the following tutorials:

Links and Images 

  • Necessary links were assigned 'TITLE' attributes to describe the target in greater detail. Users of assistive technology may wish to set screen reader options to take full advantage of this feature.
  • Relevant images used in this site include a descriptive 'ALT' attribute. Those images which are purely decorative or used for layout include a null 'ALT' attribute.

Tables 

  • Screen reader table functions within screen readers may be used on this site. The tables are properly coded to take advantage these functions. Example: Using JAWS in Internet Explorer, use Control - ALT - Right Arrow to properly read a table with table headers.
  • Tables used in this site include 'SUMMARY' attributes to describe the table in greater detail.