Making The Web More Accessible For People With Disabilities

The internet is an excellent resource for people to find things they are looking for and for finding answers to questions that they have about just about anything.

However, for people with disabilities, websites lacking accessibility protocols pose usability issues. For website operators, this oversight can potentially present legal liability, should disabled website visitors decide to pursue legal actions against the site owner.

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To help site owners and operators address the genuine concerns of meeting ADA compliance regulations, Interactive Palette helps to address usability issues for people suffering from a broad range of health disorders, diseases, and disabilities.

Powered and developed by technology partners who specialize in correcting website accessibility issues, our solution provider has invested substantial amounts of time, programming, and observation in understanding how people with impairments navigate and surf the internet. Based on all collected data, the system offers essential features and functionality to simplify and streamline access for those with ailments.

Meet ADA Compliance For The Following Disabilities

There are multiple health issues and concerns that could negatively impact a website visitor’s overall user experience. Here are some of the problematic health issues that Interactive Palette helps our clients to address. Our experienced team helps to create and update existing websites to make them fully accessible for the following disabilities and others.

Blindness – Full or partial blindness can impede the user’s ability to read or understand websites without ADA compliance. Our solution seamlessly integrates with screen reading software, including NVDA and JAWS, to translate website content into synthetic speech. 

Motor Disabilities – Joint injuries, limb amputations, or paralysis can limit website visitors from accessing the site quickly.

Parkinson’s Disease – One of the most challenging symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease is shaking hands. This health issue could manifest in the inability to use a mouse or a keyboard.

Epilepsy – Flashing animations and website elements can potentially cause people with epilepsy to have seizures, which always poses a severe threat to health and wellbeing. 

Vision Impairments – In addition to blindness or partial blindness, Interactive Palette helps to improve website accessibility for other vision impairments, including glaucoma, color blindness, and cataracts. 

Cognitive Disabilities – A variety of other cognitive disabilities such as memory disorders, dyslexia, or strokes can negatively impact website visitor’s ability to read or comprehend website content. 

Interactive Palette provides an extensive set of tools to empower people with a variety of afflictions to adapt the site to meet their usability needs effectively and efficiently. 

Provide Accessibility Compliance At All Times

One of the significant issues that website operators face when implementing an accessibility project is that unless the site is “static” (the website content doesn’t change or isn’t frequently updated) is that when new content gets added, compliance protocols get broken.

Accessibility adjustments when the site is modified or updated must get implemented quickly to avoid creating accessibility gaps throughout the website. 

A website that undergoes more frequent maintenance or updates is susceptible to more accessibility continuity gaps, as pages get added or maintained. This vulnerability is especially problematic for site owners and operators who have already invested significant amounts of money on their site to remain ADA compliant. 

We Identify ADA Issues Quickly And Rectify Them Systematically

These days, technology completes much of the heavy lifting to ensure that websites meet or exceed compliance regulations. Even on smaller-scale sites, there is always the potential for a human to overlook or miss errors that interfere with usability issues. When dealing with more significant sites, there are even more opportunities to facilitate ADA errors. For these reasons, the task of testing and evaluating site structure gets left to the programmatic excellence of artificial intelligence.

Implement the first and only technological solution that scans, analyzes, and reads client websites every 48 hours to detect changes and potential liabilities and cracks in your accessibility compliance efforts online. Regardless of whether new posts, pages, or other site amendments get made, our ADA solution ensures that your site consistently meets both legal and user requirements. 

Key Features

Optimization For Screen Readers – Using artificial intelligence, our technology makes websites compatible with accessible screen readers. This technology quickly scans analyzes and comprehends the structure, element roles, and forms of the site to create compliance with WCAG 2.1 accessibility standards. Further, the artificial intelligence captures accurate alternative text descriptions for images known as Alt tags for the screen readers of visually impaired people using IRIS and OCR technology.

Optimized Keyboard Navigation – People with Parkinson’s disease, amputees, or other impairments experience troubles using mice and keyboards effectively. Our solution systematically ensures client sites can get fully navigated using just the TAB key. This functionality covers all aspects of the site, including forms, dropdown menus, and popups. Most importantly, all elements critical to navigation get highlighted and are clickable using only the ENTER key.

Eliminates Flashing Elements – Website elements that flash pose a health threat to people with epilepsy. As you can imagine, this results in fear of using the internet. Flashing animations and banners are common on many websites as a way to capture the attention of users. While helpful for marketers, it is potentially hurtful for people who are prone to seizures when exposed to flashing lights. Our solution empowers visitors to stop all kinds of animations using a single click immediately. Types of media it prevents from playing include videos, GIFs, and embedded media files.

Adjustments For The Visually Impaired – People with visual impairments, including glaucoma, cataracts, and color blindness, could have a more difficult time using and enjoying the internet. Contrast issues could cause headaches. Color blindness could make some website elements unreadable. Other vision problems could make reading more troublesome because it appears blurry, or the text is too small. Our solution empowers visually impaired people to adjust all nearly any aspect of a website to meet their needs by changing font types or sizes, spacing, colors, and contrast. 

Talk To Us Today About Our Website Accessibility Solutions

There is no reason to let a non-ADA compliant website put your company at risk or cause you to lose credibility with website users. Contact the professionals at Interactive Palette to discuss your ADA website compliance needs today!

 

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