Certification of WCAG 2.1 Level A and AA Partial Conformance

Certified WCAG 2.1AA Partially Conformant

This digital certificate confirms that https://www.knifecenter.com/ was audited and certified as WCAG 2.1 Level A and AA partially conformant on December 18, 2020.

What this Means

KnifeCenter Inc. considers digital accessibility a vital element in today's digital landscape. Ensuring that https://www.knifecenter.com/ is perceivable, operable, and understandable by people with one or more physical or cognitive disabilities, whether temporary or permanent, is important to us. As such, we have set forth a clear plan to achieve and maintain the digital accessibility of https://www.knifecenter.com/. Our goal is to achieve level AA conformance as set forth by the internationally accepted accessibility standard, WCAG 2.1. To help us achieve and maintain conformance over time, we have enlisted the services of Online ADA, a national leader in digital accessibility consulting services.

It is our pledge to our customers that we will do everything in our power to ensure that https://www.knifecenter.com/ meets the Level AA WCAG 2.1 standard. This standard continually evolves; interpretation of the guidelines is fluid and can shift as accessibility professionals more fully examine their implications and application.

Conformance Status: Partial Conformance

Online ADA has analyzed https://www.knifecenter.com/ using industry-standard automated and manual auditing procedures to identify WCAG violations. Our team has fixed the identified violations, with exceptions as noted below, and Online ADA has confirmed that if the excepted content were removed, the https://www.knifecenter.com/ would meet or exceed the WCAG 2.1 level AA standard.

Exceptions:

  1. https://www.knifecenter.com/ contains a large number of videos. Work is ongoing to ensure that all videos have the necessary audio description required by WCAG success criterion 1.2.5.
  2. https://blog.knifecenter.com/ has images attached to posts going as far back as 2007. Not all images have the accessible descriptions as required by WCAG success criterion 1.1.1 Work is ongoing to ensure that all image files have the required accessible description or are programmatically marked as decorative.

Online ADA will audit and re-certify our platform at regular intervals throughout the year to ensure https://www.knifecenter.com/ remains conformant to WCAG 2.1 Level AA to the extent noted above. Additionally, we will receive monthly reports of the conformance health of https://www.knifecenter.com/ from Online ADA's automated scans so that we can promptly remediate new issues as they arise. We believe that the combination of our internal efforts with the support offered by Online ADA makes https://www.knifecenter.com/ accessible to users with motor, visual, auditory, or cognitive impairments.

Feedback & Formal Complaints

If, for any reason, you find that a part of https://www.knifecenter.com/ does not meet the WCAG 2.1, Level AA standard, or find that a part could have its accessibility improved, please reach out to us and we will review your feedback promptly and carefully.

Web Technology Requirements

Accessibility of https://www.knifecenter.com/ 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
  • WAI-ARIA
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

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

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of https://www.knifecenter.com/, 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 https://www.knifecenter.com/

  • The confirmation message that pops up after users add an item to their shopping cart causes intermittent screen reader bugs when tested with NVDA and JAWS. Screen readers may not register new information such as the updated number of items in the cart or the updated number of knifeREWARDS points when the message initially loads. Cycling back through the confirmation message will ensure screen readers communicate the correct information.