Accessibility Statement

Effective Date: January 1st, 2024


Welcome to Conscious Cooking, a dedicated platform focusing on the environmental and health impacts of animal agriculture. Our mission is to enlighten and engage individuals worldwide on the benefits of a plant-based diet and the global effects of meat and dairy consumption. Conscious Cooking is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone and applying relevant accessibility standards to guarantee an inclusive and accessible environment for all our visitors.

Compliance Standards

Conscious Cooking endeavors to conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, Level AA, a set of rules, guidelines, and best practices that define how to make digital content accessible, especially for people with disabilities. Our adherence to these guidelines is in line with our commitment to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These guidelines not only help make web content accessible to users with sensory, cognitive, and mobility disabilities but also benefit all users in various situations.

Efforts for Accessibility

To ensure a seamless and accessible digital experience, Conscious Cooking has undertaken the following measures:

  • Design and Development Principles: Our website is designed with accessibility in mind, following best practices such as semantic HTML, appropriate use of ARIA roles, and adherence to responsive design principles. This ensures compatibility with a variety of assistive technologies and adaptable to various screen sizes and devices.
  • Regular Accessibility Audits: We conduct periodic accessibility reviews of our website to identify and rectify any potential barriers to access. These audits are performed using a combination of automated tools and manual testing by individuals with expertise in web accessibility.
  • Continuous Improvement: Recognizing that technology and standards evolve, we are committed to ongoing improvements. We actively monitor our website and update content and features to enhance accessibility, based on feedback, audit findings, and advancements in accessibility guidelines and techniques.

Assistive Technologies

Conscious Cooking is designed to be compatible with various assistive technologies, including but not limited to:

  • Screen Readers: Our content is structured and labeled for compatibility with screen readers, providing text alternatives for non-text content.
  • Magnification Software: The site supports magnification tools and browser zoom functions, ensuring that content can be enlarged without loss of information or functionality.
  • Voice Recognition Software: Navigation and actions on the website can be performed using standard voice recognition software, allowing users to interact with the site using voice commands.

Accessibility Features

Our website incorporates numerous features to enhance accessibility for users with disabilities:

  • Keyboard Navigation: All functionality of the website is operable through a keyboard interface, allowing users to navigate using standard keyboard commands.
  • Text Alternatives: We provide alternative text for all images, ensuring that users who cannot see images can still understand the content.
  • Video Captions: All video content is accompanied by captions, making it accessible to users who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Contrast and Color: Text and background colors are chosen to ensure sufficient contrast for users with visual impairments. We avoid using color as the sole method of conveying information.
  • Headings and Labels: Content is organized using clear headings and labels, aiding in navigation and comprehension for users who use assistive technologies.
  • Error Identification: Forms and other interactive elements provide clear error identification and guidance to assist users in completing tasks.

By incorporating these features, we strive to make Conscious Cooking an accessible experience for all our users. We value your feedback and encourage you to report any accessibility barriers you encounter.

Feedback and Contact Information

We actively seek feedback to continuously improve accessibility on our site. If you encounter any barriers or have suggestions on how we can make our website more accessible, please do not hesitate to contact us using the Contact Us Form on our website. Please select 'Accessibility' as the subject for prompt attention. Your feedback is crucial in helping us serve all our users effectively.

Our team is dedicated to addressing your concerns and will respond promptly. If you need any specific accommodations or assistance while navigating our site, please feel free to reach out.

Limitations and Alternatives

While Conscious Cooking strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it may not always be possible to do so in all areas of the website due to certain constraints. We are aware that some content, tools, or technologies may not fully conform to the highest accessibility standards. In such cases, we are committed to providing alternative access or reasonable accommodation.

  • Content Limitations: If you find any content that is not fully accessible, please contact us. We will provide the information in a suitable format upon request.
  • Technical Constraints: In instances where our website is not fully accessible due to technical limitations, we will work to identify alternative methods to provide the information you need.
  • Continuous Development: Conscious Cooking is continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime, should you experience any difficulty in accessing the Conscious Cooking website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We acknowledge that providing access to all users is an ongoing process and we are committed to offering a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are continually seeking out solutions that will enhance all aspects of the website and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we strive to achieve this goal.

Legal Compliance

Conscious Cooking is firmly committed to complying with the best practices and standards as defined by Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We are dedicated to continually improving our compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA.

It is our pledge to ensure that our website is accessible to everyone, including individuals with disabilities. We are dedicated to making continuous improvements to meet and surpass the standards of web accessibility. For any questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please reach out to us through our Contact Us Form.

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