Accessibility statement for Copake Camping Resort

We want everyone who visits the Copake Camping Resort website to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding.

What are we doing?

To help us make the Copake Camping Resort website a positive place for everyone, we've been using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and user friendly for everyone.

The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). We’ve chosen Level AA as the target for the Copake Camping Resort website.

The website has been tested with assistive technologies including screen reading and magnification software. Usability issues were also taken into consideration.

How are we doing?

We're working hard to achieve our goal of Level AA accessibility, but we realize there are some areas that still need improving. The following information explains what we're doing to make that happen.

Success criteria 1.1.0:

We have added the accessibility aide Accessibe to this website as of September 15, 2019.  This tool aids in the fuctionality and user interface of users with disabilities.

Here are some of the interface’s capabilities:

  1. Font handling - users can increase and decrease its size, change its family (type), adjust spacing, alignment, line height, and more.
  2. Color handling - users can select various color contrast profiles such as light, dark, inverted and monochrome. Additionally, users can swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds, with over 7 different coloring options.
  3. Animations – epileptic users can stop all running animations in an instant, at the click of a button. Those animations include videos, GIFs and CSS flashing transitions.
  4. Content highlighting – users can choose to emphasize important elements such as links and titles. They can also choose to highlight focused or hovered elements specifically.
  5. Audio muting – users with hearing devices may experience headaches or other issues due to automatic audio playing. This option lets users mute the entire  website instantly.
  6. Cognitive disorders – we utilize a search engine that is linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary, allowing people with cognitive disorders to decipher meanings of phrases, initials, slang, and others.
  7. Other options – we provide users the option to change cursor color and sizing, use a printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard and much more..

Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level every 24 hours. This AI engine remediates the website’s HTML issues, as well as functionality and behavior, to the use of blind people that are using screen readers, and the motor impaired that are using a keyboard to operate websites.

We utilize AI for the following accessibility components:

  1. Screen-reader optimization: The AI runs in the background and learns the website’s components top to bottom, thereby providing screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, it will provide accurate form labels; descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and others.

    Additionally, the AI scans all of the website's images and provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag. It will also extract texts that are embedded within the image, using an OCR (optical character recognition) technology. To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, click the Alt+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automatic announcements to turn adjustments on as soon as they enter the website.

  2. Keyboard navigation optimization: The AI adjusts the website’s HTML, as well as adding various behaviors using JavaScript code to make the website fully operable by a keyboard. This includes the ability to navigate the entire site using the TAB and SHIFT+TAB keys, operate dropdowns with the arrow keys, close them with ESC, trigger buttons and links using the Enter key, navigate between radio and checkbox elements using the arrow keys, fill them in with the Spacebar or Enter key, and more.

    Additionally, keyboard users will find quick-navigation and content-skip menus (available at any time by clicking Alt+1). The AI will also handle triggered popups by moving the keyboard focus towards them as soon as they appear, and It’ll not let the focus drift outside of it, for best orientation.

Browser and Assistive Technology Compatibility:

We aim to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to be able to support all the modern, major and popular systems that comprise over 95% of the users’ market share and include: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, Microsoft Edge and I.E 11 or above, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users. This website is operable using other systems and platforms as well, though we are not officially supporting them and recommend users to utilize the aforementioned.

Notes, Comments, and Feedback:

Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, it is possible that there will still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible. Still, we are constantly improving the accessibility interface, adding, updating and improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies. All this is meant to reach the optimal level of accessibility, at any time and in accordance with technological advancements.

If you’ve discovered a bug or malfunction, if you find any aspect of the interface difficult to use, or if you have improvement ideas, we’ll be happy to hear from you. Simply click on the “Feedback” button at the bottom of the interface, and fill out the feedback form. Alternatively, you can send an email to our web accessibility team using the following form If you wish to speak with the website owner directly, please contact our team and we’ll provide you with their contact information (we do not publish this information due to data collection and misuse conducted by spambots).

Success criteria 1.1.1:

We are currently auditing all images throughout the site and intend to provide all content images on this site with descriptive ALT attributes. Graphics that are purely decorative in function have empty ALT attributes, to prevent them from displaying on screen readers. Images are currently scheduled to be completely tagged by 11/30/19

Success criteria 1.2.5:

We are currently auditing this attribute ("Transcription of all Video Content") and are working toward a completion date of 11/30/19 to have this addressed.

Success criteria 1.3.5:

We are currently auditing this attribute ("Are relevant inputs identified with meta-data about the purpose?") and are working toward a completion date of 11/30/19 to have this addressed.

Success criteria 1.4.11:

We are currently auditing color contrast levels and are working toward a completion date of 11/30/19 to have this addressed.

Success criteria 1.4.3:

We are currently auditing color contrast levels and are working toward a completion date of 11/30/19 to have this addressed.

Success criteria 2.4.4:

We are addressing link descriptions and are working toward a completion date of 11/30/19 to have this completed.

Success criteria 2.4.6:

We are currently auditing this attribute and are working toward a completion date of 11/30/19 to have this addressed.

Success criteria 2.5.3:

We are addressing component descriptions and are working toward a completion date of 11/30/19 to have this completed.

Success criteria 2.5.4:

We are currently auditing this attribute ("Functionality regarding elements with motion") and are working toward a completion date of 11/30/19 to have this addressed.

Success criteria 3.3.1:

We are currently auditing this attribute ("errors identified and described to the user in text") and are working toward a completion date of 11/30/19 to have this addressed.

Success criteria 3.3.2:

We are currently auditing this attribute ("Are labels or instructions provided when content requires user input?") and are working toward a completion date of 11/30/19 to have this addressed.

Success criteria 3.3.3:

We are currently auditing this attribute of all forms on the web site ("Are error message suggestions provided to the user?") and are working toward a completion date of 11/30/19 to have this addressed.

Success criteria 4.1.1:

We are currently auditing each page of this website for W3C compliance and will have an updated plan of action to address deficiencies by 11/30/19.

Let us know what you think

If you enjoyed using the Copake Camping Resort website, or if you had trouble with any part of it, please get in touch. We'd like to hear from you in any of the following ways: