ACM Web Accessibility Statement
The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) is committed to diversity, inclusion and accessibility in everything we do. These core values are fundamental to the way we operate our organization and support our constituents.
The ACM US Public Policy Council identified accessibility as one of its core issues and has provided comments and information to the legislative and executive branches of the US Government toward advancing accessibility standards. This Council has often been joined by the ACM Special Interest Groups on Accessibility and Computer Human Interaction, both concerned with ensuring systems are accessible and usable by a broad range of stakeholders.
ACM continues to take steps to improve web accessibility on www.acm.org by aligning with best practices and standards defined by Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines of the World Wide Web Consortium.
Our website is monitored and tested periodically by internal and third-party accessibility consultants. These people help us identify usability issues and discover new solutions to further improve the accessibility of our site.
Customers with disabilities who experience difficulty using our website, please contact us using the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Accessibility Contact Form or email us directly at: [email protected].
ACM affirms the principle that its meetings, communications, and other activities shall be accessible to any and all persons, and will make every reasonable effort to accommodate their needs for attendance and participation. The ACM Special Interest Group on Accessibility (SIGACCESS) has issued an Accessible Conference Guide with information on digital and physical accessibility standards.
Accessibility Style Guide
ACM has developed an Accessibility Style Guide to assist those in the ACM community engaged in developing or contributing content for the web – developers, designers, project managers, and others. This style guide includes WCAG 2.0 Level A high priority accessibility best practices, examples, and implementation techniques for the associated best practices and examples. Download
Our Current Accessibility Features
- Alternative text detail for appropriate images and other non-text elements.
- Title attributes for additional information about links and indication of new browser windows.
- Structural markup to indicate headings and lists to aid in page comprehension.
- Association of forms with labels.
- Association of all data cells in a data table with their headers.
Further accessibility efforts are under way. As we continue to improve our website, we will reflect any changes here within our accessibility statement. That way you’ll know about the progress we’re making.