Welcome to UserWay’s installation guide: here’s how you can get our accessibility widget on your HTML website. We’ll help you make your website more accessible with just a few steps.
Step 1: Register Your Website Now to Get Started
If you haven’t done so already, you’ll need to register your website with UserWay by clicking the top right corner of the page at UserWay.org. You can skip this step if you have already registered a website with UserWay.
Step 2: Easily Access Your UserWay Code
You will see your unique code once you complete the registration steps. Be sure to save this text on your computer for later.
If you have already registered a website with us, you don’t need a new code: you can use the one you already have.
If you need to access this code later, you can find it in the welcome email you will receive from us after you sign up. You can also find the code by signing into the UserWay dashboard at UserWay.com. You will see “My Embed Script” on the top menu; you can copy it from there.
Step 3: Add Your Unique Code to HTML Files to Enable Widget Across Site
Now that you have your unique code, open the root folder of your site using a plain text editor of your choice, such as Notepad, Sublime, or Atom. Here, you will need to place your unique code into all your HTML files so that the widget is available everywhere on your site.
To do this, open an HTML file and scroll to find the “body closing tag </body>. You will need to make some space above the tag for the unique code, which you can do by clicking just above the tag and pressing “enter” several times.
Step 4: Copy and Paste Your Code
To paste your code, use your keyboard to press Ctrl+V on a Windows computer or Cmd+V on a Mac. You can also access this command in the top menu under “Edit.”
Step 5: Save File with Keyboard Shortcut
Now, you’ll want to save your file by pressing Ctrl+S on a Windows computer or Cmd+S on a Mac. You can also select this command in the top menu by clicking “Edit” and then “Save.”
Step 6: Repeat Steps to Enable Widget, Then Preview Website
Repeat steps 3, 4, and 5 for the rest of your HTML files. To ensure the widget is working properly, preview your website.
Step 7: Upload Site to Server to Activate Accessibility Widget
Upload your website to your server using File Transfer Protocol to save and implement your changes.
You’re all set! You now have access to UserWay’s accessibility widget on your site. Your site can be navigated and enjoyed by a wider audience, and you are one step closer to becoming fully ADA compliant.
Where can I find my unique code if I have already registered a website with UserWay?
You can find your unique code in two places. You can find it in the welcome email sent to you by UserWay when you registered, or you can find it on UserWay.com. Sign into your dashboard and look in the top menu for “My Embed Script.” This is your unique code that you can use for all of your websites.
What happens if I don’t embed my unique code into each page of my website?
Unfortunately, if you don’t embed your unique UserWay code on each page, those pages without it will not be able to use the widget’s capabilities. It takes time to embed your code onto each page, but it is time well spent, as it means more people can have access to your website.