Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

At Orcas Power & Light Cooperative (OPALCO), accessibility, diversity and inclusion are important values that affect everything we do. Whether you use a screen reader, voice recognition software or another kind of assistive technology, we’re making it easy to navigate our site and find exactly what you need.

Accomplishing accessibility goals

We set our web accessibility standards high and work tirelessly to achieve them. Our Communications team is dedicated to ensure that our site meets all laws and guidelines and creates a useable experience for all members. We are continuously educating ourselves and learning through training sessions with advocacy groups, industry partners and more.

How our site has changed

Here are some of the things we’re doing to make our site easy to use for everyone.

  • Improved site structure
    We’re working to edit every page on www.opalco.com to include appropriate headings, lists, paragraphs and other formatting for better usability with assistive technology.
  • Added text equivalents
    We’re adding alternative text, captions and transcripts to images and videos so users who can’t see or hear have a text equivalent to interact with.
  • Create site consistency
    We’ve created templates for our site to ensure consistency. Once you’re familiar with how our pages and menus work, you can expect similar functionality across the site, each time you visit.