Accessibility Statement

The Sanibel Public Library is committed to providing a website accessible to the largest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability, and is actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of the website. The Sanibel Public Library works closing with independent third-party servicers for accessibility audits and reviews according to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA guidelines.

Ongoing Efforts to Ensure Accessibility

Automated and manual audits are performed on a monthly and yearly basis to ensure continued conformance to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 Level AA Success Criteria (and where possible Level AAA) opens a new window. These guidelines include internationally agreed-upon standards and ICT Refresh Compliance Criteria that cover a wide range of recommendations and best practices for making content more accessible and ADA Compliant opens a new window. As new content and pages are created for our website. We apply these guidelines to all our designs, code, and content as new content and pages are created for our website.

Testing of our website is performed by accessibility experts using industry-standard tools such as AXE Accessibility opens a new window, WAVE opens a new window, NVDA Screen Reader opens a new window, Colour Contrast Analyser (CCA) opens a new window, additional browser extensions like HeadingsMap (verify page content structure) opens a new window, and keyboard-only navigation techniques.

Accessibility Features at Sanibel Public Library

The following is a list of components and functions meant to improve our site’s accessibility:

  • The Sanibel Public Library design has incorporated a mobile-responsive version of its content.
  • We have selected colors for color contrast and meet AA requirements, even for small text.
  • Navigational aids are provided throughout our website. Skip navigation links have been incorporated to enable smooth keyboard navigation and to bypass repeated content.
  • The language of our website is declared in the header.
  • All images and other non-text elements are appropriately marked up to either reflect their purely decorative purpose or share informative content in their alternative text attributes.
  • Landmark and heading markups indicate expected navigation, section containers, headings, lists, and buttons in a more understandable and skimmable way for all users, regardless of device.
  • Forms are associated with labels or applicable Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) and include appropriate instructions on filling in form controls, with clearly understandable error states.
  • (ARIA) screen-reader only text is present when links, buttons, icons, or images need additional context to understand their meaning.
  • Warning text (readable by screen-readers) is displayed when links open in a new tab or window wherever possible.

Accessibility Support Contact

This website may include links to third-party websites that Sanibel Public Library may have limited or no ability to modify or control. The Sanibel Public Library is working closely with providers to reach (WCAG) version 2.1 Level AA accessibility. Should anyone find information or functionality which is inaccessible, please contact the library and we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate accessibility requests.

Call: (239) 472-2483
Email :

Please provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your contact information (email and telephone number)
  • The date of the difficulty with accessibility
  • A description of the problem encountered
  • The URL (web address) or location of the problem page
  • Information desired

Certification of Compliance

This website, Sanibel Public Library Website, located at, has been tested for and remediated to the latest WCAG 2.0/2.1/2.2 and ICT Refresh Standards. This was intended to provide an enhanced user experience, and although extensive, this shouldn’t be considered as an exhaustive list for improving accessibility and user experience. As the website gets more traffic, it is highly recommended to collect feedback from users to discover additional pain points, usability issues, and future improvements.


The focus of this Audit and Remediation is based on testing compliance with WCAG 2.0/2.1/2.2 criteria, Section 508 Refresh, ADA Compliance, and overall accessibility of the website to users with disabilities and their Assistive Technology (AT).


The site pages were tested with Color and Evaluation tools, multiple browsers, and a screen reader against WCAG 2.0/2.1/2.2 criteria, ADA Compliance, and Section 508 Refresh Standards. This includes both automated and manual procedures.


The Sanibel Public Library website is within ADA compliance and WCAG 2.0/2.1/2.2 Level AA Standards as of this date, October 2023, by a 3rd party ADA Compliance auditor.  View the full report here ACCESSIBILITY CONFORMANCE CERTIFICATION | ADA COMPLIANCE REPORT

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