Access to any company’s website can be challenging for persons having certain disabilities. A person’s disability is often unique. What may work well for one person, may cause difficulties for another person. Our company has made efforts to accommodate as many of our customers and potential customers as is reasonable given our size, resources, and knowledge of our customers, and potential customer’s needs. To that end we have engaged the services of professionals to assist and advise us in these matters.
ACCESSIBILITY ON THIS WEBSITE
Our website provides several methods, features, and policies that can help with access to our website and/or to products or services provided or referred to on our website or by our business.
There are also various aids available by third parties and which are provided by most browsers.
If you are having difficulty with access to our website even after utilizing any access features within this website and/or any third party or browser features, we invite you to contact us for further assistance. Contact information is set forth below.
SOME SPECIFIC ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES WITHIN THIS WEBSITE
This website contains a third-party plugin, also known as a Widget, called Accessibility Website Accessibility (“Accessibility”), which is powered by this third party’s dedicated accessibility server. Use of this Widget can improve website access for some users, particularly related to certain type of disabilities. Accessibility has stated that its application makes efforts to follow to some degree the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1). On our website, the Accessibility widget is located in the LOWER-RIGHT CORNER of most pages.
Accessibly App Accessibility Statement
Accessibly App is committed to making sites accessible for all, including people with disabilities. We are continuously improving the service we provide through our app to comply with increased accessibility standards, guidelines, and to make the browsing experience better for everyone.
The app uses the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defined requirements to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Accessibly App is following the best guidelines and is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA.
Accessibly App is an app supported in Shopify and Wordpress environments. The app relies on the following technologies:
Accessibly App features
When a site has Accessibly App installed, the website can be adjusted with keyboard navigation using the “tab” key (WCAG 2.1/2.1.1). Additionally, see the list of all provided Accessibly App features and tools for better website experience:
Zoom | WCAG 2.1 / 1.4.4
This feature enables users to enhance the size of the text to up to three times the original text for better text readability.
Makes the cursor bigger and more prominent. Increases the size for better site browsing.
Invert the colors of the website content. For those with decreased vision, the high contrast greatly helps to read the site better.
Tweak Contrast | WCAG 2.1 / 1.4.6
This feature lets users manually select from two options: to enhance the contrast of the website or to decrease the contrast.
Tweak Brightness | WCAG 2.1 / 1.4.6
This feature lets users update the brightness on the site. The content can either be made brighter or darker.
Grayscale | WCAG 2.1 / 1.4.6
Users can turn on grayscale, making the website content appear only in shades of gray. This benefits people with visual impairment.
Add a supportive reading line to the site.
Convert the fonts available on-site to one of the most easily readable fonts: Helvetica.
Alt Text and Images
Ability to read alt text of images. As of now, our tool has added a feature where alt descriptions for images without them are generated using Google's Vision AI. In the event that you haven't manually written these image descriptions yourself, this greatly helps people with visual impairment browse your site.
Tooltips | WCAG 2.1 / 2.5.3
Add labels to images that contain a written description of the image.
Highlight links to make them more prominent.
Hide images on the site. This provides better site readability for people with visual impairment.
A feature that allows a voice to read the text on your site out loud to visitors.
Notes & Feedback
We always try to update our services and operate in the best possible manner to benefit all of our clients and their site visitors. If you experience any issues with the Accessibly App provided service, however, please email email@example.com. We respond within 3 business days.
We cannot control or correct problems with third-party sites, but please let us know if you encounter difficulty with any sites we link to so we can pass the information along to the site owners. You may also want to address your concerns directly to these third parties.
ENABLING THE ACCESSIBILITY MENU
The accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears after clicking on the Widget described above. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.
We anticipate that from time to time, within our resources, we will be making modifications to parts of our website, and possibly modifications to accessibility of our website. Reasonable efforts toward improving seamless, accessible, and unhindered use of websites by customers and potential customers is generally a worthwhile goal. Moving closer to this goal will often depend on the knowledge the company has regarding any particular difficulties those using the website might encounter, as well as available resources and improvements with technology.
Despite the efforts we may have made regarding accessibility, consistent with normal business practices for a company of or size and resources, some content, features, processes, or policies, may be improved, so we welcome your suggestions.
THIRD PARTY APPLICATIONS
Our website may use third-party add-ons or “plug-ins” for certain functions, such as Google Maps, social media feeds, etc. These may not work or may not work the same for every user and/or every type of disability. We do not have control over the structure of these plugins, and are unable to modify them at all or to the extent that would accommodate every user of our website, and are not responsible for those elements which we do not control.
Our website has or plans to have some video elements. Each video will either have close captioning or text equivalent located next to the video.
WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
You can also send an email, explaining in as much detail as possible, what type of difficulty you had, or may have had, or believe others may have. These types of emails should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In contacting us by telephone or email, your privacy will be strictly protected. This means that
you will not be required to provide any personal information, including but not limited to your:
Name, address, telephone number, the specific type of disability you may have, information about goods, products, or services you might be interested in, email address (unless you include it in an email you send to us or to our representatives).
THIS WEBSITE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES. A FEW THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES (WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE A LINK OR RELATION TO THIS WEBSITE) MAY HAVE THEIR OWN ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES. A NUMBER (BUT NOT ALL) LINKS TO DESCRIPTIONS OF OR INFORMATION ABOUT THIRD PARTY WEBSITES FEATURES AS PROVIDED BY SOME OF THESE THIRD PARTY WEBSITE ARE LISTED HERE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE. THIS WEBSITE HAS NOT REVIEWED THESE ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENTS BY OTHERS AND DOES NOT RENDER AN OPINION ON THE ACCURACY OF THESE STATEMENTS.
FOR GOOGLE PRODUCTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
Facebook Accessibility Policy
YouTube Accessibility Policy
Instagram Accessibility Announcement
ALSO, FOR REFERENCE, ARE THE FOLLOWING, WHICH THIS WEBSITE HAS NOT REVIEWED OR TESTED. BY INCLUDING THESE REFERENCES, THIS WEBSITE IS NOT RENDERING AN OPINION ON ANY STATEMENT MADE BY ANY OF THESE THIRD PARTIES OR CONTAINED WITHIN ANY PART OF THESE LINKS.
THIRD PARTY SCREEN READERS:
A general discussion of Screen Readers by the American Foundation of the Blind