Our goal is to take a proactive approach to accessibility, addressing issues before they become complaints/issues/reports, rather than a reactive approach, where issues are addressed only when a report has been received.
By implementing a proactive approach, we are aiming to address potential barriers before they result in 'forgotten users'. While the company could receive a complaint, we understand that many people who encounter accessibility barriers do not report or bring awareness to it. They just leave, perhaps going elsewhere, deleting their account, or to never return.
We are convinced that if any user, new or existing comes to our website, they have a pleasant, accessible experience. Or at the least we work towards a future experience next time they log on.
The accessibility committee would be responsible for:
- Raising accessibility awareness
- Encouraging feedback to share problems and solutions
- Provide guidance in the development team's plan for action for accessibility;
- Providing web and digital accessibility feedback and concerns
- Helping the Development and project management team implement and raise accessibility standards
- Representing the userbase in a fair, constructive and professional manner
- A potential advocate for various groups across
Virtual Meetings 1-2 Times every 3-4 months via Discord
The Committee will have a visible/public channel to discuss in for the nature of InkBlot for the community and such discussions that the committee is expected to have are not to be behind closed doors.