Status of Compliance
April 1, 2023
We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.
To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us ensure that the website is accessible
to all people: blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and more.
This website utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. We utilize an accessibility interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs.
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level constantly. This application remediates the website’s HTML, adapts Its functionality and behavior for screen-readers used by the blind users, and for keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments.
If you’ve found a malfunction or have ideas for improvement, we’ll be happy to hear from you. You can reach out to the website’s operators by using the following email firstname.lastname@example.org
Keyboard Navigations and Screen-readers
We have implemented various features to ensure that our website is accessible to users who rely on screen-readers and keyboard navigation.
- To make the website accessible to screen-reader users, we have implemented the ARIA (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, along with behavioral changes. When a screen-reader user enters our website, they are prompted to enter the Screen-Reader Profile, which allows them to browse and operate the website effectively.
- Our website runs a background process that continuously learns the website’s components and provides screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. This includes accurate form labels, descriptions for actionable icons, validation guidance for form inputs, and element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues, and others. The process also scans all images on the website and provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT tag for images that are not described. It can also extract texts embedded within the image using OCR technology. Screen-reader users can turn on screen-reader adjustments by pressing the Alt+1 keyboard combination, and they will receive automatic announcements to turn the screen-reader mode on as soon as they enter the website.
- Our adjustments are compatible with all popular screen-readers, including JAWS and NVDA.
- Users can use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
Our website Supports Disability Profiles
Our website is committed to providing a seamless and inclusive experience to all users, regardless of their disability. We support various disability profiles to help users customize their browsing experience to their needs.
- The Cognitive Disability Mode provides various assistive options for users with cognitive impairments such as dyslexia, autism, and CVA. This profile helps users focus on the essential elements of the website more easily.
- The Visually Impaired Mode adjusts the website’s interface for users with visual impairments, such as degrading eyesight, tunnel vision, cataracts, glaucoma, and other conditions. This profile provides a more convenient browsing experience for visually impaired users.
- The Blindness Mode is configured to be compatible with screen-readers such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and TalkBack. This profile ensures that blind users can access the website’s content using a screen-reader.
- The ADHD Friendly Mode is designed to help users with ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders read, browse, and focus on the main elements of the website while reducing distractions.
- The Epilepsy Safe Mode profile eliminates the risk of seizures that may result from flashing or blinking animations and risky color combinations. This ensures that people with epilepsy can safely use our website.
- The Keyboard Navigation Profile is designed to help motor-impaired users navigate the website using the keyboard Tab, Shift+Tab, and 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. This profile ensures that users with motor impairments can access the website’s content easily.
Assistive technology and Browser Compatibility
Our website strives to provide the best browsing experience for all users, and we aim to support a wide array of browsers and assistive technologies. Our goal is to ensure that our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, without any limitations.
We have put in a lot of effort to support all major browser systems that make up over 96% of the user market share. This includes Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, and Microsoft Edge. We also support JAWS and NVDA screen readers for both Windows and MAC users.
Our commitment to inclusivity means that we will continue to evaluate and improve our support for browsers and assistive technologies to ensure that all users can access our website with ease.
Additional Readability, design and UI Adjustments
Our website offers various customization options to help users tailor their browsing experience to their preferences and needs.
- Users can adjust the font size, type, spacing, alignment, and line height to make the website more comfortable to read. Additionally, users can choose from over seven different color schemes, including light, dark, inverted, and monochrome, and swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds.
- For users with hearing devices who may experience headaches or other issues due to automatic audio playing, our website provides an audio muting option to mute the entire website instantly.
- Epileptic users can stop all running animations, including videos, GIFs, and CSS flashing transitions, with the click of a button. Users can also choose to emphasize important elements such as links and titles, and highlight focused or hovered elements only.
- To assist users with cognitive disorders, we utilize a search engine that is linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary, which allows users to decipher meanings of phrases, initials, slang, and more.
- Our website also provides additional functions such as changing cursor color and size, using a printing mode, enabling a virtual keyboard, and many more. We are committed to providing an inclusive browsing experience for all users
Feedback Comments, and Notes
While we strive to make our website accessible to all users, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible. We acknowledge that there may be technological limitations that prevent us from providing a fully accessible experience on certain parts of our website.
However, we are committed to continuously improving the accessibility of our website by adding, updating, and improving its options and features. We are also actively seeking out and adopting new technologies to ensure that we can reach the optimal level of accessibility, following technological advancements.
If you encounter any difficulties while browsing our website or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for help. We value your feedback and will continue to work towards providing the best possible browsing experience for all users.