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Accessibility Statement for First Parish Church, Billerica website

Measures to support accessibility

First Parish Church, Billerica takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of First Parish Church, Billerica website:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.

  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.

  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.

  • Assign clear accessibility goals and responsibilities.

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. First Parish Church, Billerica 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.

Additional accessibility considerations

"Although our goal is WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance, we have also applied some Level AAA Success Criteria: Images of text are only used for decorative purposes. Re-authentication after a session expires does not cause loss of data. Most videos have closed captions.”


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of First Parish Church, Billerica website. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on First Parish Church, Billerica website:

We try to respond to feedback within 3 - 5 business days.

Assessment approach

First Parish Church, Billerica assessed the accessibility of First Parish Church, Billerica website by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation


Hand Sanitizer

Committee on Safety Report

Updated on February 8, 2023


The Ad Hoc Committee on Safety was appointed by the Board of Trustees. Part of our task is to review and update safety guidelines for COVID-19. Our love for First Parish Church, our members, our friends, and community provide the guiding force for our policies.


The UUA reminds us that each congregation is unique, and we must base our decisions on our unique circumstances. Our UU principles and values direct us to remember and care for the most vulnerable, inside and outside our congregation as we work to maintain accessibility and inclusion for everyone to participate in our activities. Changes in policy are based on science and we follow the community risk levels for Billerica and Middlesex County. The community risk level dropped to a medium level for February. We could consider dropping the requirement to wear a mask in the sanctuary, however we still have members who may feel more comfortable if people wear a mask during the service. We need to have masks available for the greeters to offer visitors- in the foyer before people walk into the sanctuary.

  •  We are asking members to wear a mask during services. Speakers may unmask while speaking. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the end of the stairs below the sanctuary, and at the side-door entrance.

  • Please stay home if you have any symptoms, even if you think it is just a cold. You are welcome to join us over zoom. Our services are also recorded on YouTube.

  • If you need to report an exposure or case of COVID, please call Barbara Moloney

  • Vaccinations align with our Unitarian Universalist value of care for one another. Vaccinations are strongly encouraged for anyone who is eligible.

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