At The Wyoming Lottery Corporation (“Lottery”) and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, we’re committed to accessibility. It is our policy to ensure that everyone, including persons with disabilities, has full and equal access to our digital offerings.
Lottery strives to meet the following accessibility
standards: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA, PDF/Universal Accessibility (PDF/UA) to ensure our digital offerings are ADA Compliant.
Here are just some of the many ways that wyolotto.com is accessible and meets the above accessibility standards:
- Descriptive alt text is assigned to every meaningful image on our website
- Our website is navigable without a mouse, by keyboard only We use a focus indicator to highlight interactive elements on our website
- We provide closed captioning on all videos
- We ensure that all text to background color contrast meets a 4.5:1 ratio
- All PDFs hosted on our site meet the PDF/UA minimum standards
- We include a skip navigation link on all pages of our website We maintain a consistent and predictable layout throughout our website
- We only integrate and link to third-party apps, scripts, and websites that are meet WCAG 2.0 AA standards
- Beyond our existing remediation measures, we continually review our website (internally and independently) to ensure we adhere to best practices in web accessibility.
To ensure wyolotto.com is accessible, we have taken the following steps:
- We have appointed an internal web accessibility coordinator to oversee all of our digital operations and ensure they are accessible
- We have retained a third-party, independent web accessibility specialist to audit our digital offerings (website, documents, app) on a bi-annual basis
- We have also retained this specialist as a consultant to advise us on best practices in web accessibility
- We have enrolled in annual web accessibility and disability training courses to ensure our staff is able to competently handle support requests and maintain our digital offerings in an accessible manner
- Our website is annually reviewed for accessibility by Accessible.org
- We invite feedback from all users of our website to improve accessibility
Through our genuine and good faith commitment and devotion to accessibility, we believe we not only meet but exceed the digital accessibility requirements imposed by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 & 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
[Reader Note: 504 and 508 don’t apply to most private entities and the ADA doesn’t specifically mention web accessibility but both are federal laws that govern accessibility. You may also want to include any state law (e.g. Unruh Act for California) that governs accessibility in your state.]
The Wyoming Lottery Corporation is committed to accessibility and we are always seeking to improve. If you know of a way we can improve, we’d love to hear more. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on web accessibility and legal requirements, here are helpful resources: