“Increases the number of users you can service.71% of web users with a disability will simply leave a website that is not accessible to them.”
According to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau, 56.7 million people in the US aged 15 and older have a disability:
19.9 million have difficulty lifting or grasping, impacting use of a mouse or keyboard
8.1 million have a visual disability and they might rely on a screen magnifier or a screen reader or might have some form of color blindness
The Census Bureau also reports 7.6 million have a hearing disability who might rely on transcripts and/or captions for audio and video media
When ProxiSpeak makes your digital content equally accessible, your organization can reach more website visitors, increase visitor/user satisfaction and gain a competitive edge over those websites which don’t include ADA required accessibility features
How does ProxiSpeak help?
By providing state-of-the-art technology enabling all websites to meet accessibility regulations with the quickest-to-implement, most cost effective method available!
The Text Reader is a built in widget that reads only text content on the website. The on-line accessibility tool assists users who have difficulty reading various text content and users with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). By using the text reader the user can control the reading flow using the mouse and/or keyboard. In addition, the user has full control of the reading rate and pitch of the reader widget.
Many users with motor disabilities have difficulty using a mouse and blind or visually impaired users routinely rely on keyboard navigation. The Keyboard Navigation function meets the WCAG 2.0 standard requirements and provides full accessibility enabling users to navigate through website pages using the keyboard alone.
This tool is for users who are susceptible to seizures caused by strobing, flickering, or flashing effects as well as users with learning disabilities. The Blinks Blocking tool eliminates any graphics, news-tickers, marquees, galleries, auto-play or other animations which may be distracting or cause a photo-epileptic seizure to occur.
Monochrome, Dark High Contrast, Bright High Contrast
In accordance with WCAG 2.0 guidelines this tool provides 3 different contrast display options to change the text and background color so that it can be easily read by a user with a visual impairment.
Accessibility Toolbar Additional Functions:
Increase Font Size, Decrease Font Size, Readable Font. This tool package allows users with low visual impairments the option to increase or decrease text size or to select a basic, simple, easily-readable font without the loss of readability or functionality.
Images and graphics make the surrounding content easier to understand. The WCAG 2.0 states that all non-text content should have a text alternative that provides an equivalent meaning as the image. The image description tool follows section 1.4.5 of the WCAG Success criterion to make sure that image information is displayed prominently and the intended concept or meaning of the image is made clear to the users. Other functionalities to improve usability for low vision users includes: a large white cursor, large black cursor, links and header highlighters.
These suite of accessibility tools, all packaged in one easy-to-install widget, meets the WCAG 2.0 specified conformance level “Triple – A” guidelines.
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ADA Protections Apply to Websites
In light of the Supreme Court and U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 2019 rulings holding that the ADA protects access not just to restaurants and stores but also to the websites and apps, web accessibility is no longer optional. If your website isn’t already accessible — so people with disabilities of hearing, movement, sight, and cognitive ability can use it — making it accessible is essential in your 2020 digital strategy.
If you operate under the physical ADA law such as schools, stores, restaurants, hotels, movie theaters, museums, doctor’s offices, law firm, etc. It now falls under the ADA website accessibility law by extension.
All operations with 15 or more employees
All other businesses currently fall under the Human Rights Act, which stipulates any person deserves access to public venues and all websites are public. Even if you’re a sole proprietor you can easily get sued.
Avoid up to $75K-$150K in fines
ADA website compliance is not an option, it’s the law. Watch this short explainer video: