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Accessibility Functions

Screen Reader

UserWay's industry-leading screen reader speaks aloud all page contents without needing to install an external screen reader.

Dictionary

WCAG 2.1, §3.1

Gives users access to dictionary lookups without needing to leave the website. Essential for those with cognitive disabilities, non-native English speakers, and more.

Bigger Text

WCAG 2.1, 1.4.4

Cycles on-screen text through four different levels of size increases. Makes every part of your site instantly more readable.

Saturation

Set the intensity of colors on a site to high, low or grayscale.

Contrast +

Invert the colors of a website or switch between light and dark contrast modes.

Smart Contrast

Ensures that all of your site colors are fully ADA-compliant, resulting in higher visibility for your content.

Highlight Links

Emphasize links, buttons, and other interactive elements in clear, high-contrast colors that are easy to identify. Highlights clickable items for easier site usability, navigation, and overall accessibility.

Pause Animations

Pauses content that moves or auto-updates that is considered an accessibility barrier. Stops animations, blinking, and flashing content that distracts and may trigger seizures.

Text Spacing

WCAG 2.1, 1.4.12

Modify text and line spacing for improved readability for dyslexic and visually impaired users. Offers three degrees of adjustments for a personalized and more accessible reading experience.

Line Height

WCAG 2.1, 1.4.12

Increase line height to ensure more comfortable spacing for all on-site text.

Text Align

Align site text left, right or center to ensure a personalized and more accessible reading experience.

Dyslexia Friendly

UserWay's Dyslexia Friendly Font enhances readability for those with dyslexia and provides an easier and more fluid reading experience that is tailored to site visitors with dyslexia.

Big Cursor

Increases the standard cursor size by 400% to ensure the pointer always remains in sight. Allows for faster and more accessible navigation through hyperlinks, tabs, and form elements.

Tooltips

Shows alternative text and ARIA labels for on-screen elements with a simple mouse hover. Tooltips are prominent, high contrast, and easy to read for low-vision users with accessibility needs.

Page Structure

Quickly reveal page headings, landmarks, and links in a clear, structured, easily navigable, and accessible manner. Helps both disabled and non-disabled users find the content they want, faster.

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AI Accessibility Functions

The artificial intelligence developed by UserWay is able to interpret and write accessible code similar to a team of experts, but within a fraction of the time.

AI Accessibility functions

UserWay Widget’s Main
Accessibility Functions

Customized for each individual user on your site based on their unique accessibility needs

UserWay’s full AI-Powered Accessibility Widget (full ADA/WCAG 2.1 compliance):

UserWay’s full AI-Powered Accessibility Widget enables all of the features and functions of the free widget, as well as the following automatic, back-end and front-end logic & remediation layers to accelerate ADA and WCAG compliance.

Increase Text Size

WCAG 2.1 (1.4.4)

Cycles on-screen texts through four different levels of text-size increases. Makes every part of your site instantly more readable.

Text Spacing

WCAG 2.1 (1.4.12)

Modify text and line spacing for improved readability for dyslexic and visually impaired users. Offers three degrees of adjustments for a personalized and more accessible reading experience.

Large Cursor

Increases the standard cursor size by 400% to ensure the pointer always remains in sight. Allows for faster and more accessible navigation through hyperlinks, tabs, and form elements.

Highlight Links

Emphasize links, buttons, and other interactive elements in clear, high-contrast colors that are easy to identify. Highlights clickable items for easier site usability, navigation, and overall accessibility.

Pause Animations

WCAG 2.1 (2.3)

Pauses content that moves or auto-updates that is considered an accessibility barrier. Stops animations, blinking, and flashing content that distracts and may trigger seizures.

Light Contrast

WCAG 2.1 (1.4.3, 1.4.6)

Boost the contrast of all site elements with a high contrast light color theme. One-click remediation to inaccessible and non-compliant low contrast elements, texts, buttons & form fields.

Dark Contrast

WCAG 2.1 (1.4.3, 1.4.6)

Boost the contrast of all site elements with a high contrast dark color theme. One-click remediation to inaccessible and non-compliant low contrast elements, texts, buttons and form fields.

Invert Colors

WCAG 2.1 (1.4.1)

Full color inversion for all site elements providing greater perceived color depth, making texts significantly easier to read while reducing eye strain for color blind and visually impaired users.

Color Desaturation

WCAG 2.1 (1.4.1)

Desaturates all colors on the page. An important accessibility function that helps users with deuteranopia, tritanopia, and other forms of color blindness to better distinguish your site’s content.

Tooltips

WCAG 2.1 (3.3.2)

Shows alternative text and aria labels for on-screen elements with a simple mouse hover. Tooltips are prominent, high contrast, and easy to read for low-vision users with accessibility needs.

Reading Guide

Converts the cursor into a high contrast horizontal reading guide. Focuses and guides the eyes to reduce eye strain for users who are visually impaired, dyslexic, cognitively disabled, and users with Presbyopia.

Accessible Fonts

Converts stylized fonts into accessible fonts and font weights that are essential for visually impaired and dyslexic users who find nonstandard fonts confusing or difficult to read.

Dyslexia Friendly Font

UserWay's Dyslexia Friendly Font enhances readability for those with dyslexia and provides an easier and more fluid reading experience that is tailored to site visitors with dyslexia.

Page Structure

WCAG 2.1 (2.4)

Quickly reveal page headings, landmarks and links in a clear, structured, easily navigable and accessible manner. Helps both disabled and non-disabled users find the content they want, faster.

Reset All

Accessibility options can be mixed and matched in any combination to suit the personal accessibility needs of each individual user, and saved for future site visits. Resets all options back to "off" state.

Screen Reader

UserWay's industry-leading screen reader reads aloud all page contents without needing to install an external screen reader.

Keyboard Navigation

WCAG 2.1, §2.1

Enables users to navigate web pages using only a keyboard. Helps mobility- and visually-impaired users quickly move through website pages to access the information they need without using a mouse or pointer device.

Image Alts

WCAG 2.1, §1.1.1

AI- & ML-powered image recognition automatically provides high-accuracy image alts & descriptions of non-text content for users relying on screen readers. Site admins can approve or modify alt text to ensure it accurately reflects each remediated element.

Form Labels

WCAG 2.1, §3.3.2

Creates essential form field labels, 'required/mandatory' attributes, and more for screen readers to communicate the intention and expected value by the user for each interactive form field.

Dictionary

WCAG 2.1, §3.1

Gives users access to dictionary lookups without needing to leave the website. Essential for those with cognitive disabilities, non-native English speakers, and more.

Headings

WCAG 2.1, §2.4.6

Ensures an accessible heading structure (hierarchical, sequential) for each page on your site. Essential for users relying on keyboard navigaton, accessible hotkeys and screen readers.

Form Validation

WCAG 2.1, §3.3.1

Notifies users of any errors encountered during form submissions. Provides contextual info for each field that requires a correction to ensure a successful form submission.

Interactive Elements

WCAG 2.1, §2.1.1

Automatically remediates any non-interactive elements with mouse or keyboard handlers by ensuring they are fully focusable and accessible with keyboard navigation and other assistive technologies.

Autoplay Videos

WCAG 2.1, §2.2.2

Gives users play/pause control over videos on the page. Allows site visitors to choose when content plays to prevent distractions and reduce any triggers that may cause seizures or epileptic events.

External Link Targets

WCAG 2.1., §3.2.5

Opening new tabs or windows without warning can be very disorienting for blind users, particularly those relying on screen readers or other assistive technologies. Such links are automatically remediated with a clear announcement to the user.

Ambiguous Links

WCAG 2.1, §2.4.4

Updates ambiguous anchor texts to ensure the purpose of the link is conveyed. Disambiguates links such as “click here”, “download” and “read more” by automatically adding context for readers relying on screen readers.

Broken Links

WCAG 2.1, §4.1.1

Automatically remediate any broken links that don't point to live sources. Broken links diminish the user experience for all users but especially for blind users and for users with low vision, mobility impairment, or cognitive disabilities.

Video Captioning
*

WCAG 2.1, §1.2.2

Provides captioning for video content. Essential for users who are deaf, have hearing loss, or prefer captions to audio.

Missing Titles

WCAG 2.1, §2.4.2

Creates required element titles when they are missing or unclear. Helps users and assistive technology to understand the page structure its components.

Element Focus

WCAG 2.1, §2.4.7, §1.4.13

Ensures a visual indicator of focus for users who rely on keyboards to navigate, and automatically applies a remediation if one is missing.

Site Language

WCAG 2.1, §3.1.1

Automatically remediates missing language attributes on each page. This is essential for users who rely on assistive technology like screen readers, braille translators, and voice recognition software.

PDF Remediation
*

WCAG 2.1, §1.1, §3.1

Updates PDFs linked to or embedded in your site to ensure their contents are accessible for users relying on screen readers and other assistive tech.

Content Moderation

WCAG 3.0, future COGA

Searches for and alerts site owners to potentially harmful or inappropriate content on their website and suggests alternative language that can be approved, rejected, or altered.

Text Align

Align site texts left, right or center to ensure a personalized and more accessible reading experience

Line Height

Increase line height to ensure more comfortable spacing for more fluid interaction with on-site texts.

Accessible Pricing

Ensures that prices on your site are fully accessible to assistive technologies. Critical for e-commerce stores.

Live Site Translations

Instantly translate your site into 40+ languages to make it more accessible for non-native speakers, people with language acquisition difficulties and people with learning disabilities.

Smart Contrast

"Smart Contrast" feature will ensure all of your site colors are fully ADA compliant, giving you the power to ensure your site colors meet WCAG 2.1 AA or even AAA.

And hundreds of more AI-Poweredfunctions that ensure WCAG & ADA compliance!

* Surcharges may apply for remediation of multimedia, PDF documents, audio transcriptions, and video captioning & transcriptions.

Inclusive Experiences for Absolutely Everyone

Discover Our Newest Feature - Accessibility Profiles

Accessibility Menu

The Real People
Behind the Profiles

Motor Impaired

Manipulating a mouse and keyboard to navigate sites isn’t always easy for people with motor impairments. UserWay consults with motor-impaired individuals to develop tools that can help. This profile provides options that can make site navigation much less complicated.

Marija Brkić

Motor Impaired

Blind

When a website isn’t structured properly, the assistive technologies the blind rely upon aren’t effective. And if navigation and shopping carts present barriers to access, these visitors have no choice but to abandon inaccessible sites.

Nykolai Fedorovych

Blind

Color Blind

Since everyone doesn’t see colors the same way, UserWay works with color blind individuals to determine what features they find helpful, then groups them together in this profile to provide relevant suggestions.

Natasha Richards

Color Blind

Dyslexia

It is estimated that 1 in 5 people worldwide have dyslexia, but many have not been diagnosed. This profile provides customization options that can help improve reading comprehension and fluency.

Cornelia De Vries

Dyslexia

Visually-impaired

There are a number of adjustments that can make websites easier to navigate and read for people with impaired vision. This profile provides suggestions that can be helpful for a variety of conditions.

Benjamin Okafor

Visually-impaired

Cognitive & Learning

Cognitive impairments and learning disabilities can have a profound effect on reading comprehension. The tools included in this profile can help improve reading experiences and help viewers identify relevant information.

Julie Duplantier

Cognitive & Learning

Seizure & Epileptic

Flashing page elements, animations and videos can sometimes trigger seizures in people with epilepsy and similar conditions. This profile provides a way to pause animations and other helpful customizations.

Anders Wallqvist

Seizure & Epileptic

ADHD

A number of tools are available that can help visitors stay focused as they move through a webpage. The recommendations included in this profile may help alleviate distractions to improve reading comprehension.

Maria Pérez

ADHD

Match Your Brand & Design

Customize the widget to match your website’s look and feel. Change its color, icon, placement and more.

There Is No Defense for Inaccessibility

Many of the world’s largest companies have been required through litigation to make their websites accessible for people with disabilities.

Target

This was one of the first web accessibility cases. The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) filed a class-action lawsuit against Target in 2006, stating that its website was not accessible to people with disabilities. After a court battle lasting 12 years, Target settled for $6 million in damages and was required to make its website accessible.

E-Trade

E-Trade entered a structured negotiations agreement in 2018 promising to make its website and other digital assets accessible after two blind customers raised concerns about barriers to access.

MLB

Major League Baseball entered a structured negotiations agreement in 2020 with the American Council of the Blind, the Bay State Council of the Blind and the California Council of the Blind to make its website and the websites of 30 teams accessible.

SafeWay

Safeway entered a structured negotiations agreement in 2013 with nine of its blind customers to make its on-line grocery portal accessible to people with disabilities. The company agreed to use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA as its accessibility standard.

Carnival Cruises

In 2015, Carnival agreed to pay a civil penalty of $55,000 to the United States and $350,000 in damages to individuals harmed by past discrimination for ADA violations related to ship accessibility as well as online accessibility. In the settlement, the company agreed to use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA as its accessibility standard.

Amazon

Amazon privately settled a lawsuit in 2018 due to its website not providing alt-text for non-text content and preventing screen-reading technologies from announcing content to visually impaired users.

H&R Block

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) filed a landmark lawsuit against H&R Block, claiming that the lack of accessibility on the company website and mobile app prevented equal use by disabled individuals. The U.S. Department of Justice intervened on behalf of the plaintiffs. In 2014, H&R Block entered into a consent decree with the DOJ, paying a total of $100,000 in damages and penalties, and agreed to adopt a Web Accessibility Policy, and offer web accessibility training for its website and app developers.

Domino’s Pizza

This case is a good example of the duty a business has to make its websites and apps accessible to everyone. In 2014, Guillermo Robles sued Domino’s Pizza, saying that he was unable to order food from both the restaurant’s website and app. Robles won the case and Domino’s Pizza was forced to pay him $4,000 and update its website to meet the WCAG 2.1 Level AA accessibility standard.

Hulu

In 2017, the American Council of the Blind and Bay State Council of the Blind filed a class suit against Hulu, alleging that the streaming service’s website lacked video descriptions. The parties reached an agreement where Hulu would provide video descriptions and take steps to make its content readable by screen readers.

Nike

In 2017, Nike entered a private settlement agreement after nike.com and converse.com were named in a web accessibility lawsuit. Screen reading technologies were not able to interpret the sites, which meant visually-impaired visitors could not make purchases without assistance.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers entered a structured negotiations agreement in 2011 with the American Council of the Blind and two blind Weight Watchers members because its print and online materials were not accessible to people with visual impairments.

Netflix

The popular video streaming service was involved in a 2012 lawsuit from the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). In the suit, the NAD claimed that Netflix failed to make closed captioning available for most of its Watch Instantly content. As a result, Netflix (and the streaming services that followed) started paying closer attention to closed captioning.

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Meet the Standards that Define Digital Accessibility

Navigating the compliance process can seem complex and overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin. Start your journey with UserWay.

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