Accessibility Statement for Hudson River Valley

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards. 

Measures to support accessibility

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Hudson River Valley: 

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Hudson River Valley is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AAA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard. 


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Hudson River Valley. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on 

  • Phone: +1 518 473-3835 
  • E-mail: 
  • Visitor address: 625 Broadway - 4th Floor Albany, NY 12207 

We try to respond to feedback within 2 business days. 

Compatibility with browsers and assistive technology is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer and JAWS
  • Mozilla Firefox and NVDA
  • Chrome and TalkBack for Android devices
  • Safari and VoiceOver for iOS and macOS devices is not compatible with:

  • Browsers older than 2 major versions

Technical specifications

Accessibility of 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
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • ColdFusion

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

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below. 

Known limitations for 

  • Imagemaps and Anchors: Imagemap area element may be missing alt attribute as well as some Anchors may not contain text. Because of the nature of how Google Maps handles some of the imagemaps and anchores it is not feasable for us to include ALT attributes on these tags.
  • We have set a standard to meet a contrast ratio of 4.5:1. If you struggle to see text overlaying a color or image on this site please contact us so that we may evaluate your concern.
  • Google Youtube embedded videos do not have a title attributes.
  • Several Google Maps controls (Zoom In, Zoom Out, Fullscreen) are missing alt text for the image icons and is a limitation of the Google plugin.

Please use the contact information above in the Feedback section if you encounter an issue and it's a problem for you. We will gladly get you the information you need.

Assessment approach

Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area assessed the accessibility of Hudson River Valley by the following approaches: 

  • External evaluation (DYNO Mapper)

This statement was created on July 9, 2019