The Washington Post Accessibility Statement

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At The Washington Post, access to information for all is core to our mission. We are committed to this ideal through not only our journalism, but also our engineering and design practices. We invest in tools and technologies to make this website and our digital journalism experience usable and accessible to individuals of all abilities, including those with vision impairments and those who use screen readers and other forms of assistive technology. Our efforts are guided by the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA. While we still have work to do, we have already incorporated a number of improvements to our online content, including the following:

  • Alternative text for images
  • Skip to Main Content links in navigation menu
  • Semantic HTML headings and landmarks
  • Color contrast ratio improvements
  • Aria labels for additional context to screenreaders
  • Keyboard navigation
  • Closed captioning for videos

Accessibility is an organization-wide commitment, and we are excited to deliver an inclusive online experience. We will continue to work with our experienced website accessibility consultants to audit, and make further improvements to our website.

If you experience difficulty accessing the content of this website, feel free to call us toll-free at 1-800-477-4679 or email us at We will work with you to understand and address the issue.