Balchem believes that technology can and should be leveraged to provide access to its website content to people with disabilities. Balchem, therefore, strives to improve access to balchem.com for people of all levels of ability. As guiding principles, we use the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. Our goal is for balchem.com to meet Level AA standards. We consider the WCAG 2.1 Level AA guidelines as we structure balchem.com. Specifically, we:
- Design site templates with an emphasis on color contrast, logical heading order, and configurable repeated elements.
- Code the templates to ensure pages are usable by a variety of input and output devices, such as keyboard navigation and screen readers.
- Ensure that all non-textual elements have a text equivalent (such as “alt text” for images or transcripts for videos).
We view balchem.com as meeting Level AA conformance, while recognizing that some pages may have occasional accessibility errors. We welcome feedback as we regularly review balchem.com to maintain accessibility standards. If you see any errors, or have other suggestions on how we can further improve the accessibility of our site, please contact us at WebCommunications@balchem.com.