UserWay is a pioneer in innovative website accessibility technologies

We provide helpful accessibility plugins that work without refactoring your website's existing code and will increase compliance with WCAG 2.0, ATAG 2.0, ADA, & Section 508 requirements.

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WCAG 2.0 AA Compliance is Within Reach

Our Approach: start small, one step at a time
Without changes to your website's existing code
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Web accessibility can seem complex and overwhelming if you don't know where to start.

UserWay's plugin will instantly strengthen any weak spots that might cause issues.
We are proud to say that tens of millions of pages are more accessible today thanks to UserWay.

Fostering a more accessible digital space is just the beginning

In the United States alone your site may be inaccessible to: (statistics are from the United States Center for Disease Control)

1 in 5 people have some form of disability.
8.1 million have some form of visual impairment visually
2 million people are blind
7.6 million people have some form of an auditory impairment.
2.2 million people suffer from seizures or epilepsy (Statistics from the United States Epilepsy Foundation).
19.9 million people have some form of motor impairment, have trouble grasping or can't use a mouse.
One-in-five users require accommodations to use your site.
Roll out the welcome mat while protecting their civil rights.
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Accessibility Is a Global Issue

Be accessible to your users around the world with UserWay’s localized language.
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UserWay now supports over 24 languages and can automatically identify which language a user will need.

The accessibility menu will display in each users' local language, allowing users to understand
your website's accessibility features regardless of where they're from or what language they speak.

You won’t need to configure anything extra, it’s all done for you.
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Web Accessibility for the Visually Impaired

UserWay assists users that have varying degrees of visual impairment by enhancing their browsing experience to best meet their needs and physical limitations. We do this by improving your site's support for keyboard-only navigation, as well as enabling users to independently increase the contrast of contents on your site, increasing the font size, switching to a more readable font face, using a larger cursor, highlighting links, desaturating content (removing color from text and images), and more, based on their personal disability and preference.
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Web Accessibility for the Elderly

With the UserWay accessibility plugin we help elderly users overcome any senses that may have softened or deteriorated over time by allowing them to adjust the text size on your site, by highlighting clickable areas so they don't get lost among the other content, by increasing the size of the mouse pointer and by using higher contrast colors. We do all of this via an intuitive and easy-to-understand plugin that will be unobtrusive to any users who don’t actually require it.
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Web Accessibility for the Blind

With UserWay, blind and visually impaired people on your site can finally become more independent and better integrate with the online world, which they so intimately depend on for their daily lives. Accessibility guidelines empower disabled users to more effortlessly deal with everyday tasks while helping make their handicap a little less of an obstacle.

UserWay helps visually impaired and blind users have a more meaningful browsing experience on your website and thus a stronger connection with you and your business. While you'll be more closely adhering to website accessibility standards as required by law, you may also enjoy increased ROI from providing a better experience to a broader user base.
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Web Accessibility for the Mobility Impaired

Try abandoning your mouse for a couple of days and see what the experience is like navigating your company's site.

UserWay creates a simpler and more accessible browsing experience for users with mobility issues as well. Millions of people cannot use a mouse or other pointing device and rely solely on their keyboard to navigate websites. Your site should be fully navigable using a keyboard's tab key, arrow keys, the enter key and the spacebar.

The UserWay widget will make smart modifications to elements on your site that we identify as potentially non-compliant or that may prevent keyboard-only navigation. And we do it all without requiring you or your developers to make costly adjustments to your website's existing codebase.
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Web Accessibility for Situational Disabilities

Have you ever had your pupils dilated for an eye exam, only to leave the doctors office and find the world painfully bright and blurry? Or maybe you've found yourself unable to type on the computer because you sprained your wrist?

These scenarios might just seem like temporary frustrations, but there’s actually a name for them - situational disabilities. Disabilities do not always have to be permanent or ongoing. Sometimes your environment or circumstances can create a temporary disability or impairment.

UserWay helps to make technology more accessible for everyone, no matter what their situation is or how long they anticipate it to continue. If you're temporarily impaired, having easy-to-use modifications will give you more freedom and flexibility to adapt digital content to your needs.

It's About Giving a Damn

"It's About Giving a Damn" -- Léonie Watson
It just is.

Accessibility shouldn't stifle creativity and innovation.
It should be a part of it.

And it all starts with one small step...


The Floodgates Have Opened

Hundreds of Lawsuits. Thousands of Demand Letters.

  • Target.com
    Sued for failure to provide descriptive alt text on images for product images appearing on their e-commerce store
  • Etrade.com
    Sued for failure to provide an accessible website, mobile application and accessible online trading platform for customers who are blind.
  • H&R Block
    Sued for failure to provide accessible web content for their online tax preparation tool, website, and mobile application
  • NetFlix.com, Hulu.com, Amazon.com, MIT and Harvard University
    Sued for failure to provide closed captioning on streaming web videos, archived video content and pre-recorded course material
  • MLB
    Sued for failure to provide accessibility of apps for mobile devices based on WCAG 2.0 Level AA for its iPhone and iPad apps.
  • SafeWay
    Sued for failure to provide accessibility of its online grocery delivery website.
  • Carnival Cruises
    Sued for failure to provide accessible web experiences for their Carnival Cruises, Princess and HollandAmerica websites
  • Weight Watchers
    Sued for failure to provide its online and mobile application content and print material in accessible formats for persons with visual impairments
Patagonia, Ace Hardware, Aeropostale, Bed Bath & Beyond, PeaPod, Estee Lauder, JC Penny, Home Depot as well as the Kardashian's ShopDashOnline.com are the most recent companies sued by blind plaintiffs, alleging that the retailers’ websites are not accessible to the blind as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Select Articles from the UserWay Blog

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New Feature: Language Localization!
At UserWay, we are always trying to come up with new ways to make the internet more accessible for users. One thing we realized was that we needed to make our accessibility menu even easier for users to…
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Accessibility News - Summary for the Week of March 17th, 2017
Who is ready for another round of accessibility news? The week of March 17, 2017 gave us a bunch of great and inspirational stories to focus on, because couldn’t we all use a bit of good news in…
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Is Technology Going to Age with Us?
How long have you been using technology? Has it been a few years, a decade, maybe even half of your life? Or have you been using computers and smartphones for so long that you can’t really remember…
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Accessibility News - Summary for the Week of March 10th, 2017
It’s time for another edition of the Friday News Roundup for the week of March 10th, 2017! This week, we’ll look at European politics (a bit of a break from American politics) and see what…
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Tips for Accessibility Testing Your Website
There are a lot of different principles for getting the best user testing results. Theories abound with ways to get your users to say and do the right things to give you helpful and actually actionable…
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Accessibility News - Summary for the Week of March 3rd, 2017
Welcome back to our disability news roundup! It’s Friday, March 3, 2017 and this past week has given us some great news stories to cover. We’ll see how you can stop throwing away money on new…
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Digital Eye Strain
Imagine you are sitting at your computer looking up the phone number for your eye doctor. The text is tiny and you have to squint to find the “Contact Us” tab, and when you located it and hover…
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Accessibility News - Summary for the Week of February 24th, 2017
Today is Friday, February 24th, 2017 and it’s about time for another quick recap of accessibility news stories. This week we are looking at an exciting outcome from a stem cell study done on patients…