Accessibility statement for ScienceIO
This accessibility statement applies to www.science.io.
Cascade Bio runs this website. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
change colors, contrast levels, and fonts
zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA, and VoiceOver)
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
In addition, AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible is this website
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
Some complex images, such as graphs, lack text alternatives to convey information
Not all content within images meets the minimum contrast ratio values
Some same-text links lack additional information to differentiate between the links
Some users of iOS VoiceOver may become stuck within text input fields
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording, or braille:
We’ll consider your request and get back to you in 30 days.
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. Please get in touch with us if you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements.
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations
Some complex images, such as graphs, lack a text alternative. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Non-Text Content).
Some ARIA-Control attributes do not point to IDs in the same document. This may cause some content to be announced incorrectly for screen reader users. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships).
Some text within images lacks contrast with the background, which could make the text difficult to read. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.3 (Contrast (minimum)).
The ‘Apply’ links on the Careers page lack additional accessible text to help differentiate between other ‘Apply’ links on the page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.4 (Link Purpose (In Context)).
More than one way to navigate between pages is not present. Users can only navigate to pages using links on the page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 2.4.5 (Multiple Ways).
Some HTML Validation errors are present across the website. This may cause some content to be announced incorrectly by screen reader software. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.1 (Parsing).
Users of iOS VoiceOver may become stuck when interacting with form input fields. This may require the user to manually reset their focus as swipe control results in the user staying at the same location on the page. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (Name, Role, Value).
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
Our accessibility enhancements are actively tracked on our product roadmap, and we perform periodic testing to confirm and ensure continuous improvement.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on October 20, 2022. It was last reviewed on October 20, 2022.
This website was last tested on October 7, 2022. Zoonou carried out the test.
Zoonou used WCAG-EM to define the pages tested and the test approach.