418 N.W. 3rd Street
Abilene, KS 67410
1205 18th Street
Belleville, KS 66935
1130 N. Marshall
1100 Fort Street
Hays, KS 67601
Hays, KS 67601
402 Main St.
Palco, KS 67657
201 S Main St
Plainville, KS 67663
323 4th Street, PO Box
200 Scandia, KS 66966
105 S. Saunders Ave.
Sutton, NE 68979
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In our effort to provide a fully accessible and optimized user experience for all site visitors, Astra Bank has taken careful measure to ensure an excellent user experience, regardless of the technology being used to access this site or the specific abilities of those individuals seeking access to this site.
In our efforts to ensure accessibility for all site visitors, Astra Bank has partnered with AudioEye. This technology helps to ensure that all content is accessible under ADA/Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA Standards, as well as provides an enhanced accessibility experience using the Ally+ Toolbar functionality. This allows visitors even greater control over site content by controlling site appearance, background colors, font styles, etc. in addition to audio-playback and voice-based navigation of all site content.
The AudioEye Certification seal represents a commitment to accessibility and inclusion. The AudioEye certification process involves automatic and manual testing with the goal of meeting WCAG 2.0 Level AA Standards.
Automated and manual testing has been completed and this site has been optimized for Assistive Technology users. Regular testing will be conducted to maintain an ongoing audit of this website, which will continue to be enhanced for optimal accessibility and usability for all users.
As a first priority, Astra Bank has leveraged the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 as reference to ensure the web content made available from this site is more accessible for individuals with disabilities and user friendly for everyone.
These globally recognized best practices (as recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium – W3C) consist of three levels of accessibility measurement (A, AA, and AAA). To the greatest extent feasible, Astra Bank has elected to conform to Level AA of these guidelines.
From this perspective, Astra Bank’s website is monitored and tested by internal resources and by AudioEye, a 3rd-Party provider of Web Accessibility testing and monitoring. This website has been tested using a variety of assistive technologies.
We recommend using the following web browser / screen reader combinations for an optimized experience:
In addition to the above-mentioned techniques and strategies, and since not all site visitors have access to assistive tools such as screen readers, we have provided free Web Enhancement Tools that allow site visitors to customize their user experience.
While not an exhaustive list of functionalities, the Ally+ Toolbar assists individuals with the following disabilities categorized under one of the four main areas: Visual, auditory, ambulatory and cognitive.
I am blind or I have difficulty seeing – Visual
Using the Reader view of the Ally+ Tollbar visitors are able to easily increase the size and style of the font, as well as load the website using an un-cluttered layout that focuses on text only. Additionally, low or no-vision users can have text on the site read back to them using the integrated audio Player.
I have difficulty hearing – Auditory
Any audio content will include closed captioning or provide access to a text-based version of the video via transcript.
I have difficulty using a mouse and/or keyboard – Ambulatory
By using the Ally+ Toolbar, all of the functions are available through the use of a keystroke and do not require the use of a mouse or other pointer device. Additionally, Voice Navigation is also available for visitors to talk to the website and control functionality using audio commands via their device’s microphone.
I have difficulty with words and/or reading - Cognitive
In addition to the ability to use a special font to aide visitors with dyslexia, the ability for visitors to have content “read back” to them via the Audio Player eliminates any reading or word-related challenges.
You can learn more about the ways in which the Ally+ Toolbar allows site visitors with diverse abilities to customize their user experience:
Browse All Ally+ Toolbar Features.
Dedicated Web Accessibility Help Desk
As another layer of support, dedicated web accessibility experts are available to assist site visitors with any issues accessing content and the various services and functions made available across the Astra Bank’s website. Site visitors may choose to engage with the Help Desk to report and troubleshoot web accessibility related issues. This can be accessed by clicking on the Ally+ Toolbar in the bottom right of our site and then clicking on the question mark (?) and Help Desk link.
In addition to this website, we make use of different 3rd party websites to share information and provide access to your banking accounts. These sites, which are not controlled by Astra Bank may present challenges for individuals with disabilities that we are not able to control or remediate ourselves. Please know that these sites are not used as the sole source of (or sole vehicle for communicating) important information and you can always reach us directly for an accessible version of this information.
As made publicly available and as a courtesy, below are the Accessibility Policies provided from several popular 3rd party sites:
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AudioEye Accessibility Certification
The AudioEye Certification seal represents a commitment to accessibility and inclusion. The certification process involves automatic and manual testing with the goal of meeting WCAG 2.0 Level AA Standards. By focusing on web accessibility best practices, this website has been optimized for use with 3rd party assistive technology.
This website is in Phase 1 of the certification process. This website will be undergoing automated and manual testing to improve accessibility and usability.
If you enjoyed using this website and would like to provide feedback or if you encounter issues with any page that may present a challenge for site visitors looking to access this website, please report usability-related issues through the Help Desk.
This website is in Phase 2 of the certification process. Automated testing has completed and the site has been optimized for Assistive Technology users. Manual testing is in progress and the accessibility and usability of this site will continue to improve.
Certification has been achieved and ongoing maintenance and monitoring will begin. This website achieved certification by completing automated and manual testing and optimization for Assistive Technology users. Regular testing will be conducted to maintain an ongoing audit of this website, which will continue to be enhanced for optimal accessibility and usability for all users.
Our mission is to turn dollars into fulfilled dreams.
Our vision is to provide a banking experience unique within our communities. Our focus is on our customers, our employees, our shareholders and our communities with the goal of enabling them to achieve their loftiest dreams. This is our promise to provide a truly excellent experience on each interaction, because these dreams demand that commitment.
Excellence – We continually strive to do the right thing for and bring the best possible service to our customers, our employees, our shareholders and our communities.
Commitment – We will build long term relationships with our customers, our employees, our shareholders and our communities; our actions will benefit these relationships today and into the future.
Integrity – We are consistent between our words and our actions in all that we do.
Trust – We are open and transparent in all that we do, earning trust from our customers, our employees, our shareholders and our communities by being accountable for all of our interactions.
Teamwork – We work together with the Astra Bank culture to share knowledge and talent to best serve all who interact with Astra Bank.
Innovation – We strive to find the best possible solution in all situations, not simply limiting our solutions to “the way we’ve always done it.”