Why are the fonts on my website smaller when the WP ADA Compliance Plugin is installed?

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The WP ADA Compliance Plugin is designed to automatically convert absolute font sizes such as pixels or points to ems or percentages which scale better in older browsers. At one time this was an important accessibility issue but since modern browsers allow absolute font sizes to be scaled this no longer a problem as long as website text may be zoomed to 200% without loss of functionality. To disable this feature: From the dashboard menu, choose Web Accessibility > Settings Click on the Content Filters tab Look for and disable the option “Convert absolute font sizes found in content to relative units (% or em)” Once deativated, using your browser, verify that text can be scaled up to 200% without loss of content or functionality.  

Can I scan password protected websites using the WP ADA Compliance Plugin?

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The current version of the WP ADA Compliance plugin does not support password protected website scans but version 3, scheduled for release in late 2021 is expected to include support for password protected scans. The following options will be supported: Password Protected Directories One approach is to use Apache Basic Authentication on a for a password protected directory. To configure the WP ADA Compliance plugin to work with Apache Basic Authentication: Create a password protected directory and associate it with a username and password using your control panel. Log into your website and choose Web Accessibility > Settings from the dashboard menu. Click on the Scan and Notifications tab and locate the Password Protected Website Settings section. Choose “Yes” for enable support for websites that require users to be logged in. Enter the Apache Basic Authentication username and password in the fields provided. Choose Save Changes If you plan to use automatic cron scans you will need to add authentication parameters to your cron job. The following example shows how to create a cron job passing authentication parameters: 45 * * * * /usr/bin/wget –user=username –password=password -O – -q http://example.com/wp-cron.php WordPress Authentication and PHP Redirect A second approach is to redirect unauthenticated users to a login screen using a PHP redirect. The following PHP code can be placed in your themes function.php file to redirect unauthenticated users to your login screen: if(get_current_user_id() < 1 and $_SERVER[“PHP_SELF”] !=”/wp-login.php”){ wp_redirect( ‘/wp-login.php’ ); exit; } To configure the WP ADA Compliance plugin to Read More »

How do I remove the HTML Validation Pro plugin from my website?

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Go to Settings > Html Validation Click on the License (Pro) tab Enter the license key received in your purchase email and click “Deactivate”. Go to Plugins > Installed Plugins Locate the HTML Validation Pro (Requires: HTML Validation) and click “Deactivate” and then “Delete”

Will the WP ADA Compliance Plugin make my website completely compliant?

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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 »

How do I remove the plugin from my website?

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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”

How do I install the WP ADA Compliance Plugin?

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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 »

How do I get a Microsoft Azure API Key?

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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.

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