(A) Website Accessibility
(i) Ventura Foods Public Websites
Ventura Foods (venturafoods.com) is committed to providing a website that is accessible to a wide audience. We are working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website by adhering to certain standards and guidelines.
To achieve compliance, Ventura Foods will strive to meet certain requirements of the Web Contest Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (the “WCAG 2.1” AA success criteria). Please be aware that such efforts are ongoing.
(ii) Feedback Process
Ventura Foods seeks out, receives and responds to feedback from its consumers, employees, customers and partners. Ventura Foods is also committed to receiving feedback regarding accessibility of its websites.
If you are unable to provide feedback regarding accessibility, Ventura Foods will work with you to receive and respond to your feedback in an accessible format.
You can also find our accessibility-specific contact information within this plan.
(iii) Web Accessibility Standards
Ventura Foods will strive to achieve a WCAG 2.1 AA web accessibility rating.
In order to achieve the WCAG 2.1 AA web accessibility rating, we regularly assess ways and measures to continuously improve our web accessibility for all and reach an AA compliance standard at a minimum. Our next round of improvements, which should fulfill WCAG 2.1 AA web accessibility, is expected to be completed by August 2023.
If you or any person has difficulty with our website, we encourage you or them to reach out to us directly to provide feedback in an accessible format. We will then look to resolve any questions or concerns as quickly as possible.
Accessibility on venturafoods.com
venturafoods.com takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of our website:
- Performing regular accessibility audits of our website to identify and address any accessibility barriers;
- Using accessible web design practices, including the use of alt text for images, appropriate heading structure, and color contrast;
- Ensuring that all website content can be accessed via a keyboard alone;
- Providing captions for videos and audio descriptions for multimedia content;
- Making sure that our website can be accessed using assistive technologies such as screen readers and magnifiers; and
- Providing a mechanism for users to report accessibility barriers and request accommodations.
(B) Conformance Status
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA.
Venturafoods.com is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard. However, there are ongoing efforts by Ventura Foods to achieve WCAG 2.1 AA website accessibility compliance, as stated in this declaration.
We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of venturafoods.com. Please let us know if you encounter any accessibility barriers on our website, including any suggestions for improvement.
40 Pointe Drive
Brea, CA 92821
Hours: 9am-5pm PT
You can also contact Ventura Foods with any accessibility complaints, questions, or comments HERE.
We will do our best to address any issues in a timely and effective manner.
(D) Accessibility Features of Third-Party Services
Ventura Foods’ third-party services on-site include:
- Whipstir (Recipe Database)
- Amplify (PIM)
- Resco (Contact Forms)
- Filament (Chat Bot)
While we strive to make these services accessible, some of them may have accessibility barriers beyond our control. We encourage you to contact the providers of these services directly if you encounter any accessibility issues while using them.
(E) Compatibility with Browsers and Assistive Technology
Venturafoods.com is designed to be compatible with the following assistive technologies:
- Screen readers, such as NVDA and JAWS
- Keyboard navigation
- Voice recognition software, such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking
- Screen magnifiers, such as ZoomText
Venturafoods.com is designed to be compatible with the following browsers:
We cannot guarantee compatibility with all browsers and assistive technologies, but we strive to make our website as accessible as possible to all users.
(F) Assessment Approach
Venturafoods.com assessed the accessibility of our website by WCAG 2.1 AA website accessibility standards as of May 2023. Efforts to reach compliance are taken seriously and are ongoing.