Updated August 2020
Hello! Thank you for being here and joining me in this important discussion about accessibility! As an non-disabled and able bodied individual who recognizes the crucial importance of collective action and disability justice, I strive to ensure that my research practice, community engagement, and sharing of information are equitably accessible and inclusive for all those who interact with this content and in this space. This includes ensuring my website is created with accessibility, usability, and functionality at the forefront of its design. By doing this, the website is easier to use and more accessible for people of all abilities.
Enabling the Accessibility Menu
My website uses the UserWay Website Accessibility Widget that is an accessibility tool that improves and complies with the current best practices for website accessibility, which is outlined in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1). The accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility icon that appears on the bottom left corner of each page. After selecting the accessibility menu icon, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu and options to load.
Across my life and work, inclusivity and accessibility are guided by the understanding that it is our collective responsibility to invest in and allow for the equitable use and access of information. Despite my best efforts to make all pages and content fully functional and accessible, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the most intuitive accessibility standards or functionality according to specific and particular needs. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate solution or practice. If this is the case, please contact me so that I can identify and address any concerns regarding accessibility. It is my intention that by doing this work collaboratively, we can collectively ensure that the equal and equitable access to information is possible across the physical, digital, and intellectual spaces that we inhabit.
If you have questions, are experiencing difficulty with any content here, or require assistance with any part of my site, please contact me by email at madelaine [dot] lekei [at] alumni [dot] ubc [dot] ca or navigate to my contact page. I look forward to and welcome all input regarding the improvement of web accessibility here and beyond!