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Website Accessibility Statement

Website Accessibility Statement for Benchmark Media Systems

At Benchmark Media Systems, we are dedicated to providing an accessible online experience for all visitors to our website, benchmarkmedia.com. We strive to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability or disability, can easily navigate and engage with our content.

Benchmark has close personal ties to the visually impaired and hearing impaired communities. We have visually impaired pro-audio customers and some of these trace back to sales that were made by a blind sales representative in New York City. One Benchmark family has raised a number of guide dogs and they stay in touch with the dogs' handlers. One of these handlers is a professional musician. This same Benchmark family has several hearing-impaired individuals and one family member who is a trained ASL interpreter. We are actively engaged in the community and we hope that we can provide a good experience as you browse our website. We are constantly making improvements and we welcome your feedback and suggestions.

While it may seem that pro-audio products and high-end hi-fi products would be of no interest to the hearing-impaired community, we can say from personal experience that a powerful, clear, full-bandwidth, stereo system is vastly superior to the sound bars and surround-sound systems that are commonly available for home theater systems. Speech intelligibility begins with clear, undistorted audio.

Accessibility Features We Provide

To achieve our goal of making our website accessible to as many people as possible, we have implemented the following features:

  1. Alt Text for Images: We provide alternative text for all non-decorative images on our website. This allows users with screen readers to understand the content of images.

  2. Keyboard Navigation: Our website is designed to be navigable using keyboard shortcuts, ensuring that users who rely on keyboard navigation can access all content.

  3. Clear and Consistent Layout: We maintain a clear and consistent layout throughout our website, making it easier for users to locate and understand content.

  4. Resizable Text: Users can adjust the text size on our website to suit their preferences by using browser settings.

  5. Accessible Forms: Our online forms are designed to be accessible and usable, with appropriate labeling and input instructions.

  6. High-Contrast, Legible Fonts: We avoid decorative fonts, excessively small fonts, and low-contrast color combinations.

Ongoing Efforts to Improve Accessibility

Benchmark Media Systems is committed to ongoing improvements in website accessibility. We regularly review our website and implement changes to enhance user experience for all individuals.

Third-Party Content and Compatibility

While we strive to maintain accessibility on our website, we may include third-party content or features that are beyond our control. We aim to work with reputable partners who share our commitment to accessibility.

Feedback and Support

We welcome feedback from our website users. If you encounter any accessibility barriers while using benchmarkmedia.com, have suggestions, or require assistance, please contact us:

Web Accessibility Standards

Benchmark Media Systems endeavors to adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG, a globally recognized set of accessibility guidelines. Our efforts align with providing a user-friendly experience for all visitors.

Continuous Improvement

Accessibility is an ongoing effort at Benchmark Media Systems. We are dedicated to maintaining and improving the accessibility of our website. Your feedback is invaluable in this process.

Thank you for visiting benchmarkmedia.com. We appreciate your support in our commitment to web accessibility for all.