The WP ADA Compliance Plugin will identify many issues that would commonly occur on your website. It provides many time saving features that will automatically correct issues in your code. The WP ADA Compliance Plugin should be used along with the WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool and/or others tools to ensure complete compliance. Review of WC3 standards and some manual verification is required to ensure compliance. Continue reading to learn how to use the WP ADA Compliance Plugin as part of an overall plan of ADA compliance. The Web Accessibility requirements continue to evolve and to date not all issues can be identified without manual intervention. For this reason, being 100% accessible is difficult. Focus on continuous improvement. Make a plan, take steps to comply and offer an option for users to request assistance if needed. We suggest the following: conduct a full scan of your website using the WP ADA Compliance Plugin and correct current issues on your website. enable automatic scans and notifications under the WP ADA Compliance Plugin settings and correct new issues as they occur. The plugin will also scan posts as they are saved, prompting your users to correct issues as they occur. use the WAVE tool by WebAim or associated Chrome plugin to further evaluate your website content, especially the color contrast issues. validate the HTML of your web pages using the FREE HTML Validation plugin or the WC3 HTML validation service. install a link checking plugin and correct any broken links. automated tools can not identify Read More »
The software may be used for as long as you like after paying the one time fee but we strongly recommend that you renew the license at the end of the first year to continue to receive software updates and support for the plugin. The software license renews at a 25% discount.
Go to Settings > Web Accessibility Settings Click on the License Key button Enter the license key received in your purchase email and click “Deactivate”. Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins Locate the WP ADA Compliance Plugin and click “Deactivate” and then “Delete”
The WP ADA Compliance Plugin evaluates html code formatted using HTML 4, HTML 5 and Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) standards.
Table of Contents New Install The WP ADA Compliance Check is easy to install: After you have purchased the plugin you will receive an email with a transaction id, license key and a link to download the plugin files. Do to a quirk with how Macintosh handles zip file, Macintosh users may need to zip the contents of the download. Refer to the Mac User section below. Login to your WordPress Website and choose “Plugins > Add New” from the dashboard menu. (Note: if you do not see this option you may not have administrative permissions on your website. Please contact your website administrator for assistance.) Click on the “Upload Plugin” button Click “Choose File” to locate and upload the plugin file downloaded in step 1. Once the installation is complete, click the activate button. If not automatically taken there, go to Settings > Web Accessibility Settings Enter the license key received in an email and click “Activate” Choose your options and click “Save”. Updates To install updates: Updates are free for the first year. Beginning in version 2.2.7 updates are installed from the plugin screen, like any other WordPress plugin. A notice will be displayed next to the plugin name in the list. Simply choose “update now”. Use the following instructions if you are using an a version of the plugin: prior to 2.2.7: When a new update is released, normally once per quarter. A message will be displayed on the report screen as well as on your WordPress Dashboard Read More »
If a license expires some features of the plugin may no longer be active. After renewing your license you may need to refresh the license as follows: Go to Settings > Web Accessibility Settings Click on the “License Key” button Click “Activate”
To register for an Azure API key: Go here to create an account After you have created an Azure account and logged in choose “Subscriptions” Click “Add” Select “Pay as you go” Enter “Country Code” and “Phone Number” and complete the verification Enter a payment method Click “Next” Select a optional support plan Check the agreement link Click “Sign up” Choose “Home” from the menu in the upper left corner. Click “Create Resource” and search for “Cognitive Services” Click “Create” Complete the requested information selecting the “Subscription” created previously. Click “Create” Once the deployment completes, click “Go to resource” Copy the provide key and endpoint Open the “Media Settings” screen in your WordPress Dashboard Enter your API key and endpoint and click “Save Changes” The Azure API is a Microsoft product, please review Azure Support FAQ and contact Microsoft for additional assistance with the Azure API registration and account features.
The following cookies are used to enhance the user experience while using the Web Accessibility widget: wp-ada-show-accessibility-tools: this cookie is retained until the browser is closed and used to remember the web accessibility tool bars visibility state. wp-ada-accessibility-tools-bigcursor: this cookie is retained until the browser is closed and used to remember the state of the big cursor toolbar option wp-ada-accessibility-tools-contrast: this cookie is retained until the browser is closed and used to remember the state of the color contrast toolbar option wp-ada-accessibility-tools-fontfamily: this cookie is retained until the browser is closed and used to remember the state of the legible font toolbar option wp-ada-accessibility-tools-fontsize: this cookie is retained until the browser is closed and used to remember the state of the font size toolbar option wp-ada-accessibility-tools-highlightheadings: this cookie is retained until the browser is closed and used to remember the state of the highlight headings toolbar option wp-ada-accessibility-tools-highlightlinks: this cookie is retained until the browser is closed and used to remember the state of the highlight links toolbar option wp-ada-accessibility-tools-keyboardnav: this cookie is retained until the browser is closed and used to remember the state of the keyboard navigation toolbar option wp-ada-accessibility-tools-stopanimations: this cookie is retained until the browser is closed and used to remember the state of the stop animation toolbar option wp-ada-accessibility-tools-textspacing: this cookie is retained until the browser is closed and used to remember the state of the text spacing toolbar option wp-ada-accessibility-tools-tooltips: this cookie is retained until the browser is closed and used to remember the state of the show tool tips toolbar option The following cookies are Read More »
Table of Contents To configure the plugin go to Settings > Web Accessibility Settings, choose your options and click “Save”. After each new release, new settings will be marked for easy identification . The minimum required settings to review and configure will be marked with a red bar. Content to Monitor By default the plugin scans widget, theme, terms, external sources, post and page content when a scan is started on the Error Report screen. Post and page content and term descriptions are scanned as they are saved. The options under the “Content to Monitor” section define the content to be scanned. Theme/Template Content This setting determines which theme/template files will be scanned. These options are only available when the Deep Scan option is selected. Blog Home: This is the home page of your website. 404 Page: The 404 template is used when WordPress cannot find a post, page, or other content that matches the visitor’s request. Search Page: The search results template is used to display a visitor’s search results. Author Page: The author page template is used whenever a visitor loads an author page. Content External to WordPress The plugin will scan style sheets (CSS), iframe sources, postscript document format (PDF) files and linked pages located while conducting a deep scan of your website. These options are only available when the Deep Scan option is selected. After identifying external sources, if you no longer wish to scan a particular item choose Ignore > This File. An option is Read More »
The plugin allows marketing firms and web designers to add their brand to the plugin. A logo may be added to report screens and the accessibility widget displayed on the public website. If a license becomes inactive the logo will no longer be displayed. To add your company logo: From the WordPress dashboard, choose “Web Accessibility” and then “Settings”. Click on the “Miscellaneous” tab. Click “Select an image”, locate your logo image. The logo should be no more than 150px tall and wide. For optimal display the suggested size is 150px X 60px on a transparent background. Include your company website address in the url field. Click on the “Widget” tab. Place a checkmark next to “Replace the protected by link in the accessibility widget with a custom logo” Click “Save Changes”