ACCESSIBILITY

Working together to achieve inclusivity.

At Career Edge, we are committed to meeting and exceeding the needs of our stakeholders. As an Internet-based organization, that means doing everything we can to ensure that our website is fully accessible to all visitors including our employers, interns, alumni, registrants, and staff members.

It will be an ongoing journey to ensure our website is accessible to everyone, regardless of ability or disability. Our mission is to have a website that is inclusive of the full range of human diversity, while being fully compatible with popular screen reading software and designed for those who use other adaptive/assistive technology.

Please explore the list of tools and features below that will allow you to customize the website’s appearance to suite your needs:

TEXT SIZE:

You can change the text size in most browsers by opening the Settings or Options menu and adjusting the Text Size or Zoom selection.

Alternatively, you can use keyboard shortcuts by holding down Ctrl and + or – (Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS) or ⌘ and + or – (Mac) to zoom in and out.

CONTRAST:

Customize your browser’s display settings to create a high or soft contrast version of the website by installing the High Contact or Change Colour extensions for Google Chrome. If you are using another browser, click on the appropriate icon below for instructions on how to adjust contrast in your preferred browser.

     

BROWSER & OPERATING SYSTEM FEATURES:

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Website Accessibility Initiative offers excellent step-by-step instructions on how to modify your browser or operating system to make most websites easier to view. Our website has been optimized to accommodate any of these changes for improved accessibility.

Tell us how we’re doing!

While we have taken active measures in validating the accessibility of our website, we believe that accessibility is a collaborative effort. If there is something we can do to make your experience more comfortable, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

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Website Accessibility Conformance

Our mission is to have a website that is accessible to people with a diverse range of hearing, movement, sight, and cognitive abilities while also being compatible with assistive technologies such as screen readers/magnifiers, Braille embossers, speech recognition software and adaptive keyboards and pointer systems. With this objective in mind, Career Edge performed a comprehensive website audit, combining both manual and semi-automatic methods of evaluating our website for accessibility.

As a not-for-profit organization, we took a creative, resourceful, and research-driven approach in auditing our website to comply with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Calling upon our diverse network of stakeholders, our website was tested by a group of volunteer users, while also being put through a rigorous assessment using HTML authoring tools and manual evaluation techniques.

Through the combined efforts and feedback of a diverse group of individuals committed website accessibility, Career Edge proudly meets the WCAG 2.0 AA level of conformance.