Accessibility: Adding an Accessibility Statement to Your Site

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An accessibility statement is a positive way to help in providing complete accessibility for everyone. Businesses and organisations often feature an accessibility statement on their websites to describe their policy, goals, and accomplishments related to accessibility. 

Accessibility Statement Example for Your Website

Below is an example of an accessibility statement that you can use as a base when creating your own:
<Website Name> is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability. We aim to adhere as closely as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0, Level AA), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines explain how to make Web content more accessible for people with disabilities. Conformance with these guidelines will help make the web more user friendly to everyone. Whilst <Website Name> strive to adhere to the guidelines and standards for accessibility, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website and we are currently working to achieve this. Be aware that due to the dynamic nature of the website, minor issues may occasionally occur as it is updated regularly. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility.

If you have any comments and or suggestions relating to improving the accessibility of our site, please don't hesitate to contact our accessibility coordinator
<name> by <phone> or <e-mail>. Your feedback will help us make improvements.

Accessibility Statement for a Physical Location

A statement regarding the accessibility of a physical location should also be placed on your website if relevant. It should include details about the accessible features such as accessibile entrances, restrooms and parking.

Important Information About Accessibility Statements

  • These guidelines about accessibility statements should not be taken as legal advice; they are only recommendations. We advise that you seek legal advice to help you understand and to assist you in the creation of your accessibility statement. 
  • You are responsible for reviewing and complying with local legislation applicable to you or to your site visitors.
  • We recommend that you inform your site visitors at the end of your statement that you update it periodically. 
  • Your statement should be easy to find on your site. You may want to create a separate page for it on your site, or add it to a lightbox so that it pops up for your site visitors. Another idea is to link from a button to a PDF of your statement.
Next Step:
Go back to the Accessibility Checklist to continue improving your site for accessibility.

Our Commitment at Wix

Wix is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of its websites for all people with disabilities. If you have questions or feedback about accessibility at Wix, please contact us.