Accessibility is a process, not a project.
Web accessibility is an important consideration for all businesses. The term “web accessibility” refers to removing any online barriers faced by people with disabilities.
TinyFrog can implement web accessibility best practices on your website. While these are based on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), TinyFrog cannot provide or guarantee compliance.
In addition, we recommend considering the following tools in order to help make your site accessible to all visitors.
Recommended Accessibility Tools
Visitors may have different needs in terms of accessibility, so it can be helpful to provide a toolbar for the visual aspects. We’ve vetted numerous WordPress options and we’d recommend reviewing these 3 resources:
1. One Click Accessibility Plugin (Free)
The free WordPress plugin, One Click Accessibility, adds a widget in the bottom right or left corner of the website and the toolbar includes:
- Color contrast
- Gray scale contrast
- Text size increase and decrease
- Link selection
- Readable font selection
Our team can install the plugin and customize the colors of the widget to match your site design colors. The plugin is currently free and well-maintained, but we aren’t responsible for any future changes by the plugin developer.
Note: if you are considering a paid solution, we recommend AccessiBe over the EqualWeb’s solutions. See information below.
2. AccessiBe (Paid Solution)
If you are concerned about on-going compliance to the WCAG 2.1 on your site, we’d recommend reviewing the paid service AccessiBe.
AccessiBe’s monthly service provides several accessibility tools, including:
- Widget/toolbar for the visual and UI aspects of accessibility – see example of this on our TinyFrog site
- Technology that scans and makes adjustments behind the scenes of your site for the complex requirements
- The AI feature automatically adds alt text to any images, and this is a critical requirement for screen readers.
- The tool re-scans the site every 24 hours and revises the code in order to keep the site accessible for all visitors
You can learn more about the pricing and features in AccessiBe’s service at our partner link here: https://accessibe.com/a/k7kwpuy
Web Accessibility Feedback Form
As an additional accessibility best practice, we recommend creating a standard Accessibility Feedback page/form on your site and adding a link to this page in the footer of the website. On this page, you can give web visitors the opportunity to report any accessibility issues or improvements.
Here is an example of an ADA Feedback page: https://tinyfrog.com/accessibility-feedback/
You can also find a link to this page in the footer of our TinyFrog site.
Tiny Frog Technologies cannot guarantee compliance to web accessibility guidelines on the site and is not responsible for any non-compliance orders related to the website.
If clients receive requests from web visitors regarding accessibility improvements, TinyFrog is not responsible for these site changes and a quote may need to be provided. The UserWay accessibility widget may conflict with live chat applications, and clients may need to turn off either live chat or the accessibility widget on mobile devices.