Our Accessibility Statement


Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of the website:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.
  • Appoint an accessibility officer.
  • Provide continual accessibility training for our staff.
  • Include people with disabilities in our design process.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) [Opens in new page] 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. Citylights WebStore 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.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on our website.

Phone: (999) 999-9999
E-mail: accessibility@cvcas.ca
We try to respond to feedback within 5 business days.

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

CVCAS webste is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

Latest Browser versions of:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Edge
  • Safari

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11
  • Mac OS X +
  • iOS +
  • Android 14

Screen Readers:

  • JAWS
  • NVDA

CVCAS is not compatible with:

Browsers older than 3 major versions” or “Mobile operating systems older than 5 years.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of CVCAS 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 5
  • CSS 3
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • PHP 8

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

Assessment approach

CVCAS assessed the accessibility of CVCAS by the following approaches:

External evaluation

Formal approval of this accessibility statement

This Accessibility Statement is approved by:

Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society

Formal complaints

We aim to respond to accessibility feedback within 5 business days, and to propose a solution within 10 business days.

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