As part of POST’s efforts to support equity in our work, we are committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We believe all persons should be able to access our site and are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

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. POST’s website 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.

Additional Accessibility Considerations

Although our goal is WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance, we have also applied some Level AAA success criteria:

  • Images of text are only used for decorative purposes.
  • Contrast ratios of at least 7:1. While the website is going through a font styling redesign this is currently achieved through a button on the left bottom corner that enables a high contrast mode for text.
  • Context-sensitive help is available


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of POST’s website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers:

We try to respond to feedback within 5 business days.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

The POST website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • Google Chrome with VoiceOver on Mac OS 11.6
  • Google Chrome with NVDA on Windows 10
  • Google Chrome with JAWS on Windows 10
  • Safari with VoiceOver on Mac OS 11.6

POST’s website is not compatible with:

  • Browsers older than 3 major versions or mobile operating systems older than 3 years

Technical specifications

The accessibility of POST’s website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure the accessibility of POST’s website, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for POST: (examples)

  1. Archived documents might not work with current assistive technologies because they use outdated technologies that do not support accessibility. We convert documents to new formats upon request within 3 business days. Please contact [email protected] for support.

Assessment approach

Peninsula Open Space Trust is currently looking into vendors to perform the accessibility analysis and report of its websites by utilizing the following approaches:

  • External evaluation using automated scanning
  • External evaluation using assistive technology
  • External evaluation using manual assessment techniques

Evaluation report and statement

As stated before, an evaluation statement for Peninsula Open Space Trust is currently in our plans.  Once ready a link to the evaluation file will be posted here

Formal complaints

We aim to respond to accessibility feedback within 5 business days and to propose a solution within 10 business days. You are entitled to escalate a complaint to the national authority, should you be dissatisfied with our response to you.

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