Website Accessibility Statement

Seattle Worldcon 2025 is committed to providing a fully accessible website experience for all users of all abilities, including those who rely on assistive technologies like screen readers, screen enlargement software, and alternative keyboard input devices to navigate the web.

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Ongoing Efforts to Ensure Accessibility

We follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1 as our guiding principle for determining accessibility. These are internationally agreed-upon standards that cover a wide range of recommendations and best practices for making content useable. As we add new pages and functionality to our website, all designs, code, and content entry practices are checked against these standards.

Website accessibility is an ongoing process. We continually test content and features for WCAG 2.1 Level AA compliance and remediate any issues to ensure we meet or exceed the standards. Testing of our website is performed by our team members using industry-standard tools such as the WAVE browser extension, Accessibility Checker WordPress plugin, color contrast analyzers, keyboard-only navigation techniques, and Flesch-Kincaid readability tests.

Accessibility Features On Our Website

The following is a list of items we have included in our website to improve its accessibility:

  • We use the Generate Press base theme, which is built to WCAG 2.0 standards.
  • We test for keyboard-only navigation.
  • We test for screen reader compatibility using NVDA.
  • We include alt text for images.
  • We include captions for videos we add to our YouTube channel.

Where We’re Improving

In our efforts to bring our website up to standard, we are targeting the following areas:

  • Some linked items on the front page (guest of honor photos and recent news titles) do not indicate focus when selected with keyboard navigation.

This is part of our broader effort to make everyone’s experience at Seattle Worldcon 2025 a welcoming and enjoyable one. Please note that while we make every effort to provide information accessible for all users, we cannot guarantee the accessibility of third party websites to which we may link.

Accessibility Support Contact

We welcome comments, questions, and feedback on our website. If you are using assistive technologies and are having difficulty using our website, please email We will do our best to assist you and resolve issues.