ADA Compliance

Accessibility Statement For The Chautauqua Institution Website 

As part of the redesign of the overall usability and accessibility of the website was an important focus. The details below outline our goals for compliance, evaluation approach, and ways for you to provide feedback if you encountered any issues when using the website.  


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Chautauqua Institution Website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on the Chautauqua Institution Website by using the contact details below: 

  • Phone: +1-716-357-6250 
  • E-mail: 
  • Postal Address: 1 Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, NY, 14722 

Conformance Status 

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. Chautauqua Institution Website is fully conformant with WCAG 2.0 level A. Fully conformant means that the content fully conforms to the accessibility standard without any exceptions. 

Over time, as content is added to the website and content is adjusted, sections of the website may fall into nonconformance. We perform quarterly evaluations to rectify any issues with the website to improve accessibility. 

Technical Specifications 

Accessibility of Chautauqua Institution 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 
  • CSS 

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

 Assessment approach

Chautauqua Institution assessed the accessibility of Chautauqua Institution Website by conducting a self-evaluation utilizing aXeWave Evaluation Tool, and Google Lighthouse. 

Last Updated

This statement was last updated on June 1st, 2021 

Accessibility Information for Guests

Information regarding Chautauqua Institution’s accessibility features, policies and recommendations can be found at here. The information below may be helpful for guests that use screen readers or other adaptive technologies to make websites more accessible.