Have you thought about your website’s accessibility? An accessible website ensures all users are able to easily access your website — this includes people with disabilities. Having an accessible website also goes hand in hand with having an optimized website. Accessibility also impacts SEO, can increase traffic and sales. Also, should your website not meet the standards of website accessibility as outlined in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), your organization could be subject to a lawsuit for being in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Website accessibility has always been a high priority in development at Inclind and now we are proud to announce that we are an official UserWay reseller - this technology is driven by artificial intelligence and streamlines the management of website accessibility.
Font sizing, color contrast, letter spacing, form validation, operational links and appropriate use of alt tags on images are some of the major factors of accessibility practices on websites. The goal is to design a website that meets standards at launch but, over time, a website’s accessibility may break down. Check out ""Why Your Website Should Be ADA Compliant""
One of the challenges in ongoing accessibility lies in large-scale websites with multiple collaborators where accessibility standards may be inadvertently overlooked at the editing level - whether it's a matter of forgetting an alt tag, using headings out of hierarchy or applying some styling directly to content that may not comply with WCAG standards. This is where UserWay is very helpful as it flags and reports violations so that issues may be corrected quickly.
UserWay creates advanced website accessibility solutions that help ensure ADA compliance without refactoring your website’s existing code. A neat tool that UserWay offers is a widget that can be added to a website to allow the user to customize accessibility features to meet their needs. This technology provides a digital experience that provides a level of compliance for WCAG 2.1 AA, ADA and Section 508.
UserWay boasts over 1,000,000 websites that use the technology and over 60 million users with disabilities. The widget helps people perform tasks on websites that may otherwise not be possible like filling out a form, making an online purchase or reading an informative blog post with the assistance of a screen reader.
Inclind has always made accessibility a high priority with new websites as well as with websites we support and maintain, so we are excited to be approved as a reseller. As a UserWay reseller, we are easily able to adopt this technology into our workflow, streamlining accessibility support for our clients. When violations are reported, the Inclind Team can correct the violations rapidly. The AI-powered widget can be used on all the platforms developed by Inclind including WordPress, Drupal and Shopify and manages all levels of accessibility including text size, spacing and contrast, highlights links, provides a reading guide and offers a screen reader. It calls attention to broken links, missing alt tags, missing titles, and issues with forms and validation.
To check out the UserWay widget, visit our website and scroll down until you see the UserWay icon on the left corner of the screen. Tap or click the widget and test out all of the features.
Contact us for more information on UserWay and support with website accessibility. Our accessibility experts will be happy to help ensure your website meets all of the standards so that your user gets the best possible user experience while protecting your organization from potential lawsuits and keeping your site optimized for search results.