Accessibility Commitment Statement
We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the broadest possible audience, regardless of ability.
To fulfill this, we aim to strictly adhere and comply with the standards set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1), Level AA. These guidelines outline best practices that increase the accessibility and usability of our web content for individuals with a wide array of disabilities and/or impairments. Conformance with WCAG 2. guidelines ensures that the website is accessible to individuals with motor impairments, visual impairments, cognitive disabilities, and more. This website utilizes various technologies that are meant to always make it as accessible as possible. We utilize an accessibility interface that permits individuals, including differently-abled individuals, to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and customize the design to their personal needs.
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background to optimize its accessibility level constantly. This application remediates the website’s HTML, adapts its functionality and behavior for screen-readers used by blind users, and for keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments.
Web platforms and services are constantly evolving, along with the support for assistive computer technologies. We welcome your feedback for improving the usability and accessibility of our website, applications, and services. If you wish to contact the website’s owner, please email email@example.com
Screen-reader and keyboard navigation
Our website implements the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, alongside various behavioral changes, to ensure visually impaired users that use screen readers can easily read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with a screen-reader enters our website, they immediately receive a prompt to enter the Screen-Reader Profile so they can browse and operate our site effectively. Here’s how our website covers some of the most important screen-reader requirements:
Screen-reader optimization: We run a process that learns the website’s components from top to bottom, to ensure ongoing compliance even when updating the website. In this process, we provide screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, we provide accurate form labels; descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and others.
Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s images. It provides an accurate and meaningful image-object recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag for images that are not described. It will also extract texts embedded within the image using OCR (optical character recognition) technology. To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, users need only press the Alt+ keyboard combination. Screen- reader users also get automatic announcements to turn the Screen-reader mode on as soon as they enter the website.
These adjustments are compatible with popular screen readers such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and TalkBack.
In addition, keyboard users will find content-skip menus available at any time by clicking Alt+2, or as the first element of the site while navigating with the keyboard. The background process also handles triggered popups by moving the keyboard focus towards them as soon as they appear, not allowing the focus to drift outside.
Users may also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
Disability profiles supported on our website
Epilepsy Safe Profile: this profile enables people with epilepsy to safely use the website by eliminating the risk of seizures resulting from flashing or blinking animations and risky color combinations.
Vision Impaired Profile: this profile adjusts the website so that it is accessible to the majority of visual impairments such as Degrading Eyesight, Tunnel Vision, Cataract, Glaucoma, and others.
Cognitive Disability Profile: this profile provides various assistive features to help users with cognitive disabilities such as Autism, Dyslexia, CVA, and others, to focus on the essential elements more easily.
ADHD Friendly Profile: this profile significantly reduces distractions and noise to help peope with ADHD, and Neurodevelopmental disorders browse, read, and focus on the essential elements more easily.
Blind Users Profile (Screen-readers): this profile adjusts the website to be compatible with screen-readers such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and TalkBack. A screen-reader is installed on the blind user’s computer, and this site is compatible with it.
Keyboard Navigation Profile (Motor-Impaired): this profile enables motor-impaired persons to operate the website using the keyboard Tab, Shift+Tab, and the Enter keys. Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
Additional UI, design, and readability adjustments
Font adjustments – Users can increase and decrease its size, change its family (type), adjust the spacing, alignment, line height, and more.
Color adjustments – Users can select various color contrast profiles such as light, dark, inverted, and monochrome. Users can also swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds with over seven different coloring options.
Animations – Epileptic users can stop all running animations with the click of a button. Animations controlled by the interface include videos, GIFs, and CSS flashing transitions.
Content highlighting – Users can choose to emphasize essential elements such as links and titles. They can also choose to highlight focused or hovered elements only.
Audio muting – Users with hearing devices may experience headaches or other issues due to automatic audio playing. To remedy this, this option permits users mute the entire website instantly.
Cognitive disorders – We utilize a search engine linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary, allowing individuals with cognitive disorders to decipher meanings of phrases, initials, slang, and other terms.
Additional functions – We allow users to change cursor color and size, use a printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard, and many other functions.
Assistive technology and browser compatibility
We aim to support as many browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. We worked very hard to support all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share, including, without limitation, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS, and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and MAC users.
Notes, comments, and feedback
Despite our very best efforts to allow anyone to adjust the website to their needs, we recognize that there may still be select pages or sections that pose accessibility issues specific to the individual or are lacking an adequate technological solution when certain components of the website are being altered, modified, or upgraded. With this in mind, we are dedicated to continually improving our accessibility, adding, updating, improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies. All this is meant to reach the optimal level of accessibility following technological advancements.
For a copy of this accessibility statement, other accessibility related inquiries, or assistance with any accessibility or usability concerns, please contact our customer service team that remains available to assist by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +1 800-467-4765