Make the site readable
Add reading line, tooltips and make fonts readable
Enlarge cursor or add bigger text for your website visitors
Change brightness, contrast and grayscale
Our Shopify and Wordpress apps take less than a minute to install!
Text to voice
Our created robot will read the content of page to your visitors
- Helps with WCAG 2.1, ADA, Section 508 and EN 301549 compliance
- Bigger text and coursor, add reading line
- Invert colors, change contrast, brightness and grayscale
- Readable fonts, tooltips, highlight links and hide images
- Also works on mobile phones and tablets
Interested in working with us?
Accessibly App is one of our products we have developed for Shopify stores, but our work does not end here.
Here are some additional things we can help you with:
- Custom Shopify Site Development
- Shopify Apps
- Technical Support for Your Shopify Store
- Learn more about Web Accessibility
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush and prevented individuals with any disability from being discriminated against in a variety of contexts. All federal and government agencies, including schools, are required to abide by the guidelines. Private companies that employ 15 or more people or that run their business for 20 or more weeks per year are also required to comply with the ADA. This means providing accommodations such as wheelchair access, handicap parking, and making information technology more accessible to all users. If a person has cerebral palsy, for example, they should be able to use the internet with equal ease as their non-disabled peers.
Because some websites and hardware companies are already providing top accommodations for users, individuals with disabilities can do anything online these days. Some disabled individuals even have their own YouTube channels and blogs. You don’t want your website to be among the ones they cannot use, because you will lose a significant portion of your potential audience.
At On The Map Marketing, we specialize in digital marketing and building websites that are ADA compliant. Our services also include developing ADA-compliant apps for mobile devices.
What is Section 508?
Section 508 is a portion of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and 1998, and should be familiar to web developers. This mandates that all electronic and information technology be accessible to all individuals regardless of their ability or disability. Because technology advances every year, Section 508 was updated in 2017 to close the gaps between the versions from previous decades.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
Websites are made by individuals all around the world for other users all around the world. So in 2008 the World Wide Web Consortium created the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Within these guidelines are four standards on how text, sound, code and mark ups should be created in order to make a website more accessible to users who are utilizing assistive technology to access a website. These four principles that underlie each of the guidelines are:
Plug-Ins That Assist With ADA Compliance
Plug-ins help you meet the standards in Section 508 as well as the most recent WCAG level A and level AA compliance guidelines. The conformance levels are:
- Level A: A website meets the minimum level of accessibility but does not provide broad accessibility for many situations.
- Level AA: A website achieves a broad accessibility in for many situations and is optimized to be used with a variety of assistive technologies.
- Level AAA: This is the highest level of accessibility possible, but is also very difficult for organizations to reach this level.
Most government websites, schools, universities and privately owned websites try to achieve a level AA conformance so that their website can be accessible to many individuals with disabilities.
Frequently Asked Questions About ADA Compliance Plug-Ins
A lot of people have questions about plug-ins. Here are the answers many of our clients want to know right away.
What are some of the most popular ADA compliance plug-ins?
Some popular ones are WAVE, WP Accessibility Helper and Accessibility Suite.
How can plugins help my website?
An individual may be great at noticing accessibility problems on your website, but a plug-in can identify and resolve compliance issues that a human being may miss. I plug-in can also save you a lot of time in testing your website and in maintaining its compliance on an ongoing basis.
One of the best reasons to use plug-ins is because they tell you which features or elements on your website are out of compliance. Some even allow you to make changes to your website in the interface where your results are so you can quickly make changes.
Do ADA compliance plugins work for any theme?
A great theme is already coded to meet WCAG 2.0 AA standards. But even so, you still want to check that all of your content is also accessible. If you apply a theme that already meets Level AA standards, then that doesn’t mean content that was there before automatically becomes accessible.
What are the consequences of not being ADA compliant?
There are numerous legal repercussions if your website does not meet certain standards. If you have any questions about the legality of your website, but it is best to speak to a disability attorney about those concerns.