Accessibility Statement for MDSC Website

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of MDSC Website:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. MDSC Website is fully conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Fully conformant means that the content fully conforms to the accessibility standard without any exceptions.

Additional accessibility considerations

Although our goal is WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance, we have also applied some Level AAA Success Criteria: Images of text are only used for decorative purposes. Re-authentication after a session expires does not cause loss of data.


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of MDSC Website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on MDSC Website:

We try to respond to feedback within .

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology

MDSC Website is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • JAWS, a screen reader for Windows. Browser: Chrome and IE11

MDSC Website is not compatible with:

  • browsers older than 3 major versions

Technical specifications

Accessibility of MDSC Website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Assessment approach

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress assessed the accessibility of MDSC Website by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

Formal approval of this accessibility statement

This Accessibility Statement is approved by:

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress
Joshua Komyerov
Communications & Operations Director

Formal complaints

We aim to respond to accessibility feedback within 3 business days, and to propose a solution within 10 business days.

This statement was created on 7 February 2021 using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool.