Divergent Worlds Accessibility Statement

Welcome to our Divergent Worlds accessibility statement, and thank you for coming. This statement includes Divergent Worlds, Rachel Robbins, and all associates in our practice.

Measures to Support Accessibility

At Divergent Worlds we aim to create and maintain an environment that is accessible for as many people as is possible, and we include physical disabilities and differences, cognitive differences, emotional differences, and neurodivergence along with our goals for reducing barriers for all. We recognize that not everyone will be included in our policies, practices, and design choices, and we have an ongoing commitment to work to continue to increase accessibility.

Divergent Worlds takes the following measures to ensure accessibility:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement

  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies

  • Include people with different lived experiences in our office and website design process including disabilities, trans and non-binary folks, neurodivergent folks, and BIPOC folks

  • Offer multiple methods for access including documentation, attending appointments, accessing telehealth platforms, and payment systems

Website 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. Divergent Worlds is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard. We consider our website to be partially conformant because there are different tools for assessment, and always changing standards we might not be aware of or have implemented.

Additional accessibility considerations

We have also attempted to create an environment that is clear and welcoming;  inclusive of different styles of thinking, knowing, and being; and acknowledges the impacts of privilege and oppression on others with different experiences.

We are committed to continuing to adapt and adjust our design, content, and copy along with our policies and procedures.

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Divergent Worlds. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Divergent Worlds:

We try to respond to feedback within within 48 hours.

Compatibility with Browsers and Assistive Technology

Divergent Worlds is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:

  • This website was built to be accessible to a number of different browsers, operating systems, and assistive technologies.

  • We aimed to create our website with minimal reliance on additional technologies such as plug-ins, forms, and video.

Technical Specifications

Accessibility of the Divergent Worlds 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

  • PDF Reader

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

Limitations and Alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Divergent Worlds , 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 Divergent Worlds:

  1. Design: Our design may not include all disabilities and needs. We openly welcome feedback and repair all issues within 72 hours. If you encounter an issue, please email us to report the problem

  2. Language: Our website and services are primarily offered and available in English

  3. Privilege: I recognize that as a White person with some body movement privilege, I have biases that I will continue to work to unlearn and adjust, and that I may have missed some steps towards creating an accessible environment.

Assessment Approach

Divergent Worlds assessed the accessibility of our website and policies using the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation. We regularly review our website, policies, and procedures to adjust and add accessible options

Approval of this Accessibility Statement

This Accessibility Statement is approved by Rachel Robbins, Psy.D.

This statement was created on 6/11/2021, and was created using the W3C Accessibility Statement Generator Tool as a reference point.