Is Your Website fully Accessible? It should be!
What is Web Accessibility and why is it so important?
Making the internet accessible is about levelling the playground for 20% of the world’s population. The internet has become the most important innovation of our lifetime. Making it inclusive is the most significant step towards achieving a society that prioritizes the inclusion of all its people and values, everyone, for who they are, regardless of abilities.
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, Secttion 508, EN 301549,
The WCAG focuses mainly on three areas of accessibility: blind people using screen-readers (UJAWS, NVDA}), people with motor impairments who use only keyboards, and a variety of other disabilities such as colour blindness, epilepsy, and minor visual impairments that are mainly focused on the UI and design of the website (color contrasts, animations, fonts, etc.)
At Straydog, we now offer a full-service Web Accessibility solution that is ensures your website is 100% compliant with ADA & WCAG, AODA, GDPR and CCPA standards. Our solution is affordable and 100% effective and does not change any code on your website. It is simply, a game-changer in web accessibility, simplifying and streamlining the process of becoming accessible and compliant using AI, machine learning and computer vision. This solution provides your website with a Accessibility Statement and Certificate, indicating the remediations your website has undergone.
Here are some of our solution’s capabilities:
Font handling: Users can increase and decrease font size, change type, adjust spacing, alignment, line height, and more.
Colour handling: Users can select various colour contrast profiles such as light, dark, inverted, and monochrome. Additionally, users can swap colour schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds, with over 7 different colours.
Animations: Users with epilepsy can stop all running animations at the click of a button. This includes videos, GIFs and CSS flashing transitions.
Content highlighting: Users can emphasize important elements, such as links and titles. They can also highlight particular focused or hovered elements.
Audio-muting: 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.
On-demand dictionary: 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.
Other options: Users can change the cursor’s colour and sizing, view in printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard, and much more.
Maybe your company has received a DEMAND LETTER, requiring your website to comply with WCAG standards, or maybe you’re looking for an affordable solution, we can help.