It is the policy of the Albertsons Companies ("Albertsons" or "the company") that the company's online shopping websites, mobile applications, and other digital content should be accessible to customers with disabilities including the blind and visually impaired. The company actively participates in the Accessibility Assurance Program™ of American Foundation for the Blind, and has developed this Policy towards achieving its accessibility goals.
The company has adopted the W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Level AA as its accessibility standard for all online products and services that the company designs, develops and/or procures, on or after the effective date of this Accessibility Policy. We are working to ensure, to the extent practicable, that new online products and services satisfy Level A and AA Success Criteria set forth in the WCAG 2.0. For preexisting products and services, the company has already made significant enhancements to the online shopping experience, and it continues to do so.
While we strive to make the company's websites as accessible as possible, our pages may not always pass online testing or validation tools. For example, our approach to using image alternate text attributes includes keeping redundancies to a minimum, so we will sometimes opt to use empty alt attributes rather than duplicate content on the page.
The company further urges third-party vendors providing content on its websites to adhere to the WCAG Level AA standard and will consider compliance with this standard when selecting third party vendors. Some third-party content that appears on our site may be outside of our ability to control, however.
This Accessibility Policy applies to all websites and mobile applications owned and operated by Albertsons.
To achieve its accessibility goal, the company also looks to the following best practices:
As we continue to make improvements in the accessibility of our websites and digital content, we will review this policy to ensure that it reflects the company's efforts and commitment to accessibility and inclusion.
This Policy is managed by the company's Senior Manager, Digital Compliance & Production. The company is committed to making its websites accessible to customers with disabilities and welcomes suggestions for improvement.
Questions or concerns about the accessibility of any of the company's websites should be directed to the company by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: March 29, 2017
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