Accessibility

At Sumner M. Davenport & Assoc., LLC. (SMDA) we believe that Accessibility and equal access is a basic right for all persons. We are committed to providing a more inclusive experience for everyone, including the employees, associates and interns who work together on our client’s project and the visitors to our websites. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our team includes great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger.

An estimated 48.9 million people, or 19.4% have a disability. ( source: (NSIP) The actual numbers may vary due to many factors which include temporary disabilities and disabilities caused by sudden accidents or illness. Then consider the segment of the population whose sight, hearing and mobility may change as they age. It’s important to understand how people with disabilities use the web. To gain more of your preferred market share you need to include them by making your website Accessible to them.

Join us in supporting Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

This Website has been tested utilizing several online testing tools and screen readers and has been reported as compliant with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) of the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C WAI)..  All attempts are made to ensure the correctness and suitability of information under our control and to correct any errors brought to our attention.

As with most software, our Website core software and software add-on programs require incremental updates to maintain it’s security and functionality. With every update to our Website’s software, we make every effort to help maintain the accessibility of our Website for users with disabilities. During such updates or during troubleshooting sessions, there may occur short sections of time that the website is not functioning at it’s optimum and certain components are not available. During these updates or troubleshooting efforts the Website may display errors that are part of the process being worked on. Once an update is complete, new compliance testing is conducted to uncover any residual errors that need immediate attention. Any areas in need of update or adjustment are immediately addressed.

Feedback
We welcome your feedback .If you use special adaptive equipment and encounter problems when using this website, please report them using the contact information provided on the website.

Technical specifications
Accessibility of SMDA 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
WAI-ARIA
CSS
Javascript

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

Formal complaints
We aim to respond to accessibility feedback within 5 business days, and to propose a solution within 10 business days. You are entitled to escalate a complaint to the national authorities, should you be dissatisfied with our response to you.

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