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Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement for Madeline Parks Designs

Madeline Parks Designs works with fair trade artisans to help people in developing areas with the underlying belief they should have have access to fair trade wages for their creations . As such, we are committed to making our digital presence as accessible to as many people as possible.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Madeline Parks Designs. We work regularly to improve accessibility.
Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Madeline Parks Designs by any of the following methods:

Phone: 512-585-4387
E-mail: madelineparks.designs@gmail.com
Instagram: @madelineparksdesigns
We plan to respond to feedback within 5 Business Days and are grateful for your feedback to help our digital presence be as accessible as possible.

 

Measures to support accessibility

Madeline Parks Designs takes the following measures to ensure accessibility:

Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
Engages in regular automated testing using tools such as WAVE and Lighthouse as well as manual audits and user testing to assess and improve accessibility.As new tools emerge, we are committed to improving these audits and provding accessibility.
As new tools emerge, we are committed to improving these audits and provding accessibility.
Update the Shopify theme when a new release become available.
Engage in the github open source forum to identify accessibility improvements and remediation.
Engage in the Shopify community to identify and resolve common issues with accessibility.


Conformance status
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Madeline Parks Designs is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.


Madeline Parks Designs is not compatible with:

Madeline Parks Designs is compatible with most major Internet browsers including Chrome, FireFox, and Safari.

Madeline Parks Designs may not perform optimally on Internet Explorer and older browser versions.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Madeline Parks Designs, there may be some limitations. We use Google Lighthouse and Wave to assess and audit our site for issues.   Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions.  Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.


Known limitations for Madeline Parks Designs:

As of January 2024, some alt text for images is not displaying correctly. The alt text is provided in the master image but any image optimized by Shopify displays  the image name rather than the proper alt text description. We are working with a developer to fix this.

Color contrast between text and background does not always have a strong enough contrast ratio.

Zooming and scaling is disabled when adding details at the checkout.

There are instances where the focus indicator is unclear during the checkout process, especially around the 'Review order' and 'Pay now' buttons.

Automatic testing tools raised technical issues with unique IDs, ARIA labels and landmarks which could potentially cause issues for assistive technology users.

We use Shopify's OS 2.0 Debut Theme for the checkout pages which, as of 2024 , has some areas of WCAG 2.1 AA where the theme is only partially compliant but are working on addressing these issues in Q1/Q2 2024.

The complete Shopify Accessibility Conformance Report WCAG Edition is available here:

https://www.shopify.com/accessibility/vpat-theme-debut

Madeline Parks Designs assessed the accessibility of Madeline Parks Designs by the following approaches:

Self-evaluation using WAVE, axeDev, Silkwave and Google Lighthouse.
Evaluation report
Manual Inspection
NVDA and Silkwave(beta) screenreaders

We run these audits on a scheduled regular basis to identify issues and work with developers to continue to improve accessibility. 

Formal complaints

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of the Madeline Parks Designs online shop. Shopify is the platform we use and Shopify has stated its commitment to ensuring "all websites and content conform with WCAG 2.0, Level A."

You can find more information in Shopify's Accessibility multi-year plan:

https://www.shopify.com/accessibility

If you find any problems not listed on this page or have any questions in relation to the accessibility of the website, please contact us at madelineparks.designs@gmail.com or by calling 512-585-4387.

This statement was created on 12 January 2024 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool.