Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (herein referred to as “BAL”) is committed to ensuring a fully inclusive digital experience with equal access for all people.
In our effort to provide a fully accessible and optimized user experience for all site visitors, BAL has taken careful measure to ensure an excellent user experience, regardless of the assistive technology being used to access this site or the specific abilities of those individuals seeking access to this site.
To accomplish this, BAL has partnered with AudioEye®, a third-party provider of Web Accessibility testing and monitoring (“AudioEye”), by implementing its technology that will enable and maintain accessibility in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also brings the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The BAL website is monitored and tested regularly by internal resources and by AudioEye. As issues of accessibility are identified, results of automated and manual testing are managed through the AudioEye Digital Accessibility Platform. As new solutions are discovered to improve the user experience, remediation is tracked through the AudioEye system and fixes are implemented to improve the website user experience.
We are dedicated to regularly updating our processes and content to meet the latest accessibility standards and compliance requirements to ensure all users have an inclusive experience on the website.
This website is regularly tested using a variety of assistive technologies. We recommend using the following web browser/screen reader combinations for an optimized experience:
The AudioEye Certification seal represents a commitment to accessibility and digital inclusion. The AudioEye certification process involves automatic and manual testing with the goal of maximizing conformance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA Success Criteria.
AudioEye certifies that this site is in the process of being enhanced to conform with WCAG 2.1 Level AA Success Criteria to the greatest extent possible.
Dedicated web accessibility experts are available to assist site visitors with any issues accessing content and the various services and functions made available across the BAL website. Site visitors may choose to engage with the Help Desk to report and troubleshoot web accessibility related issues.
If you need a reasonable modification or auxiliary aid or service or are having trouble accessing our website because of a disability, please email us.
Please note: Our website may link to or interface with third-party websites that we do not control. These third-party vendors may not have undertaken BAL’s same efforts to comply with WCAG 2.1 guidelines.
In addition to the above-mentioned techniques and strategies – and since not all site visitors have access to assistive tools such as screen readers – we have provided free Web Enhancement Tools that allow site visitors to customize their user experience.
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