About the Website Accessibility Project

In 2017, SALT Development was awarded a $15,000 grant by The Marjorie Doyle Rockwell Fund for the Disabled of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region to make the Trails to Tales of Schoharie County website more accessible for people with disabilities. Our goal is to make improvements so that Trails to Tales is inclusive of all users, including those who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, have photosensitivity, or low vision, as well as people with intellectual disabilities, and people with mobility impairments. In addition to this grant, SALT secured funds from the Golub Foundation and a local anonymous donor as match for the project.

Over that last several months, SALT partnered with the Schoharie ARC and led focus groups with the people they serve to find out how we can make this website can be made more user-friendly. We’ll be adding closed captioning to all video and audio, and updating the site to W.3.C. international web accessibility standards.

We are continuing outreach to groups in Schoharie and surrounding communities – the more feedback, the better. SALT is currently seeking organizations that would like to host a presentation or a focus group to give feedback about how we can make Trails to Tales more accessible. By making Trails to Tales more accessible, we aim to make it more user-friendly for all of our users.

We also have a brief online survey that we encourage all of our users to take part in! Click HERE or scroll below to take the survey.

It’s important to us that everyone is able to use Trails to Tales to explore and enjoy Schoharie County. We welcome any feedback and constructive criticism that our users may have about this website! If you are interested in participating in this project or have questions, Project Coordinator Sarah Roberts can be reached by email at serroberts13@gmail.com, or by calling the SALT Development office at 518-702-5017.

Help SALT make Trails to Tales more accessible by taking our interactive survey!

Directions:

Spend some time exploring the website before filling out the survey. Use at least one of the trail maps to explore a stop on one of the trails. Watch a video and listen to an audio clip. Read a blog post, and check out all the different sections of the website.

Then, either fill out the form below, or click HERE to open the survey in another tab.

Be sure to hit the SUBMIT button at the bottom of the survey once you’re finished.

Thank you for your participation!

Project Updates

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Take Our Website Accessibility Survey!

Help SALT make Trails to Tales more accessible by taking our interactive survey! As part of of our Website Accessibility Project, we’d like to get feedback from as many people as possible on how we can improve our site for all of our visitors, especially for people with disabilities....

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Website Accessibility Project Underway with Help from ARC

Surveys for the Trails to Tales Website Accessibility Project began Wednesday, October 11 as SALT met with participants at the A.R.C. to discuss how to improve website usability for people with disabilities. A.R.C. participants and staff members met with Sarah Roberts, project coordinator, to explore trailstotales.org on tablets and...

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SALT Awarded Community Foundation Grant For Accessibility Project

SALT Development has been awarded a $15,000 grant by The Marjorie Doyle Rockwell Fund for the Disabled of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region to make the Trails to Tales of Schoharie County website more accessible for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, have photosensitivity,...

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