At Poverty Action, we work hard to make our materials, lobby days, and community meetings as accessible as possible to support our mission of building socially, politically, and economically just communities with people from lived experiences. We’ve put accessibility at the forefront of our digital development plans by including accessibility in our mission statement, providing continual accessibility training for our staff, and reworking our website and online materials to meet web accessibility standards. 

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. Poverty Action’s website 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. 

Limitations and Alternatives 

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of this website, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below. 

Things we are working on: 

  • Some pages: Use out-of-order or confusing heading structures, have minor color contrast issues, or have images with no text alternative. We are working to fix these issues through site editor training and editing pages. We welcome reports of problems so we can resolve them as quickly as possible.
  • 3rd-party embedded forms: May contain unlabeled form inputs or color contrast problems. We are working to resolve these issues on our 3rd party form development software. Please contact us for alternative ways to engage with us and respond to forms. 


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of our website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on our website: 

Technical Specifications

Accessibility of Poverty Action’s website relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer: 

  • HTML 
  • CSS 
  • JavaScript 

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.