The National Academy of Engineering places a high value on diversity and inclusion. We would like everyone who visits the OEC to be welcome and to find the experience rewarding.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for diverse users, including users with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. The Online Ethics Center 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. We are actively working to address accessibility issues.
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of the OEC. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on the OEC:
We try to respond to feedback as soon as possible.
While there are a number of images and non-text items on the OEC, these items are primarily decorative. To avoid unnecessary graphics please use the low-graphics alternative site (option next to search bar) that is designed to work well with screen readers and other assistive technologies.
Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of the OEC, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.
Known limitations for the OEC:
The National Academy of Engineering assessed the OEC’s accessibility through self-evaluation.
NOTE: This Accessibility Statement was generated using guidance provided by the W3C Web Accessibility Initiative.