Web accessibility is a set of rules, behaviors, code standards and design guidelines, that are meant to allow people with disabilities to effectively use websites.
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Web accessibility is a set of rules, behaviors, code standards, and design guidelines that are used to enable people with disabilities, which comprise 20% of the world’s population, to use websites effectively.
To achieve this, the W3C (The World Wide Web Consortium) has created the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1), which explain about and guide developers on how to make websites accessible. These guidelines have been adopted by governments around the world and are now a part of various legislations, such as the ADA, Section 508, EN 301549, and others.
The WCAG focuses mainly on three areas of accessibility: blind people using screen-readers (JAWS, NVDA), people with motor impairments who use only keyboards, and a variety of other disabilities such as color blindness, epilepsy, and minor visual impairments that are mainly focused on the UI and design of the website (color contrasts, animations, fonts, etc.)
Web accessibility remediation
Our service provides:
ADA, WCAG 2.1 Level AA& Section 508 compliance.
An accessibility statement and certification of performance.
Ongoing maintenance involving re-scan of your website every 24 hours.
Accessibility overlays will not change a thing for the majority of users. It will only be activated when turned on via the interface (or by a screen-reader if the user is blind), and only for the user’s specific session. Therefore, your website design, UI and performance will remain unaffected. The entire process is automated, from remediation to becoming compliant. Additionally, we don’t collect user data, so we don’t affect your GDPR compliance.
Browser, OS, and Assistive Technologies Compatibility: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, Microsoft Edge, and IE 11 or above, JAWS and NVDA (screen-readers), both for Windows and MAC users.
The interface is designed to address accessibility requirements relating to the UI, design, and readability of your website. Users can choose a disability profile like “Visually Impaired Profile” and simultaneously activate all relevant adjustments. Alternatively, or in addition to the profiles, users can enable singular adjustments like increasing font sizes, change color contrasts, and stop animations.
Users can increase and decrease font size, change type, adjust spacing, alignment, line height, and more.
Users can select various color contrast profiles such as light, dark, inverted, and monochrome. Additionally, users can swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds, with over 7 different colors.
Users with epilepsy can stop all running animations at the click of a button. This includes videos, GIFs and CSS flashing transitions.
Users can emphasize important elements, such as links and titles. They can also highlight particular focused or hovered elements.
Users with hearing devices may experience headaches or other issues due to automatic audio playing. This option allows users to mute the entire website instantly.
We utilize a search engine that is linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary, allowing people with cognitive disorders to decipher meanings of phrases, initials, and slang on the spot.
Users can change the cursor’s color and sizing, view in printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard, and much more.