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Get UserWay’s Accessibility Widget code for your WordPress website, free!

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Quickly strengthen the accessibility of your WordPress website by installing UserWay’s Accessibility Widget, which works perfectly, out-of-the-box, on any website built with WordPress.

UserWay’s Accessibility Widget immediately helps strengthen any weak points and accessibility hurdles on your WordPress site. UserWay works flawlessly on both purchased and premade templates as well as your own hand-crafted templates and designs.

Installing UserWay’s Accessibility Widget for your portfolio of WordPress sites is free, regardless of how many sites you manage or the number of pages each of your sites contains.

Enjoy an immediate accessibility boost and provide powerful site enhancements for your users while helping to fend off potential lawsuits and legal claims related to accessibility, ADA, Section 508 and other violations rooted in code that’s non-compliant with WCAG 2.1 AA requirements.

You must follow all these steps to get the code snippet that you will later paste on your site. Some steps are customization options that you can actually skip and go through later.

How to Install Userway’s Widget

Sign in to your website on our UserWay site. Before installing the UserWay widget on your site, first, get your unique code before installing UserWay.

Step 1: Start a Free Trial

Once you’re on the UserWay page, at the top right, click “Start Free Trial”.

Visit userway.org

Step 2: Sign Up

You can sign up with Google, or, fill in your work email and website URL. The following step will appear on your screen by clicking on the ‘Next’ button.

Sign up

Step 3: Choose the Plan

What works best for you? You can customize your free light widget. We call this user-triggered enhancement. You can also choose our robust AI-powered accessibility widget, the path to full ADA and WCAG compliance for your site, starting at $49/month. With the full widget, you’ll fill in your payment details and click on the green button to “Pay Securely”.

Choose the plan

If you choose full fully ADA and WCAG compliant package, enter your payment details. Then click on ‘Next’ to step number four.

Payment details

Step 4: Get the Script

This little code snippet can easily be dropped into the back-end code on your site. We also call this code a script. You’ll see a small block of text that starts with angle brackets and the word “script”. We’ve also sent you a welcome email with this code. If you want to skip mentioned steps you can access UserWay widget from the link: https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/userway-accessibility-widget.zip. If you sign in to your UserWay dashboard at userway.org, on the left menu, inside widget settings, find “widget embed script” and copy it. This script is actually your unique code. 

Script

Step 5: Log in

After successfully signing in to userway.org it is time to go back and login as a way to access all of our features.

Sign in

Step 6: Embed the Script

In order to access your embedded script, please click on the option “My Embedded Script” visible at the top right corner of your dashboard.

Embede code

Trouble finding your sign-in? You’ll see sign-in credentials in the welcome email as well.

Email

Step 7: Add a plugin 

The next step is to search the menu on the left side of the dashboard and find the option “Plugin”. With right-click on the button, you will see the option “Add new” which you need to choose.

By clicking on the “Add New” button you will open a menu where you can see the outline of various plugins.

Step 9: Manage a plugin

In the search bar on the left side type “Userway” and press enter.

Search UserWay

 

Step 8: Install Plugin

This leads you to our plugin which you select by selecting the option “Instal Now” next to the icon.

Install now

Once installed, the dashboard will offer you the option to “Activate” Userway plugin.

UserWay search

Step 9: Manage a plugin

Now, still in WordPress, scroll all the way to the left menu and click on “UserWay”.

Step 9: Manage a plugin

You need to sign in using your email address and password (your credentials) from the Welcome email.

Log in

Type your email and password and click “Sign in”.

Add email and password

Step 10: Select the accessibility statement

If you need an accessibility statement, go to your WordPress dashboard. Go to Settings in the left menu. Now, on the Settings page, go to the top menu, which looks like a long oval-ended bar. Click on the “Accessibility Statement” tab, fill in your details there, and then click on “Generate My Accessibility Statement”. Check your email, you’ve just received your statement (B when you’re ready, add a card to “get accessibility statement”)

Accessibility Statement Generator

Step 11: Fill in your Information

In the boxes add your details in order to reach your statement.

Fill in your information

Step 12: Verification

In order to make sure you installed the widget successfully you can check it by using the option “Visit site” on the top left corner of the dashboard.

Visit site

You should be able to see the UserWay icon and the control panel.

Verify