Piedmont University is committed to making content on this website accessible to individuals of all abilities.
We make every effort to follow the guidelines provided by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) at the Double A standard. These accessibility guidelines help us work to make content accessible to a wide range of people. The colors, typography and structure of our website were built with accessibility in mind.
Accessibility relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
The following points summarize the primary accessibility considerations that have been taken into account with our site’s design and development.
- Providing text alternatives for non-text content, and avoiding images made of text.
- Providing captions and alternatives for videos and other multimedia.
- Making it easier for users to see and hear content with appropriate color contrast and text size.
- Making the site functional from a keyboard.
- Giving users time to read and use content.
- Avoiding content known to cause physical reactions, such as blinking or rapid transitions.
- Helping users navigate content easily, by using appropriate page titles, appropriate use of HTML headings, a search function and a site map.
- Text is readable and easy to understand.
- Using human language in site content; avoiding indeterminate language.
- Content appears and functions in appropriate ways and uses consistent navigation.
- Working to ensure our site is compatible with various assistive technologies.
Accessibility is an ongoing process for a site where content is modified on a regular basis. Below is a description of known limitations that we are aware of as of April 2021. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.
Quality of user generated content: The Piedmont site is maintained by a set of key users. Through ongoing training and regular site audits, we strive to ensure the quality of content from our key users.
Document accessibility: In certain areas, our site contains links to PDF documents. We are working to increase the accessibility of these documents in their original creation, before they are uploaded to the site. This is an ongoing process.
Web forms: This site links to some third-party forms hosted on external websites. We are in the process of moving a majority of these external forms to this site to ensure they are accessible for all users.
To submit feedback on the accessibility of the Piedmont site, please contact us using the information below.
P.O. Box 10
1021 Central Avenue
Demorest, Georgia 30535