How do I activate and use the Web Accessibility Widget?

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The plugin includes a public facing accessibility widget to enhance the accessibility of your website and demonstrate your commitment to ADA compliance. The widget includes a seal to indicate your commitment to accessibility, a link to report problems and a toolbar that provides website users with a variety of options to further enhance the accessibility of the website. A shortcode option is also available to display a simple link to the toolbar for use in your theme files. The following options can be found on the Widget tab on plugin settings page: a link to a contact form may be included which will trigger a button displayed inside the accessibility widget to report problems. a custom statement can be displayed inside the web accessibility widget popup. a custom logo may be displayed in the footer of the widget an option to display widget at the top or bottom of your pages primary and secondary colors may be defined for the widget Find out more about plugin settings. To activate the accessibility widget: From the WordPress dashboard, choose “Web Accessibility” and then “Settings” Click on the “Widget” tab Check the box next to “Display the accessibility widget on your public facing website” Enter the url for your contact from Choose a location for the widget, either the lower left, lower right or upper right corner Click “Save” To use the web accessibility widget: Go to you website home page and look for the “universal” icon in either the lower left, lower Read More »

Will the WP ADA Compliance Plugin automatically correct all the issues on my website?

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The WP ADA Compliance Plugin has many time saving features built in. The content filter system finds and corrects many common issues on your website, saving you time and money correcting these issues manually. Notifies users when a link opens a new window, PDF documents or other non HTML content Converts absolute font sizes in content to relative sizes (% or ems) Removes empty link and heading tags in content Removes links from images that are linked to themselves Removes redundant alt text and title attributes Adds outline styles to all focusable elements restoring visible keyboard focus Adds role and tabindex attributes to elements with event handlers that are emulating links Adds aria-label attributes with post title to read more links in post archives Adds title attributes to iframe elements Removes phrases such as “image of” or “photo of” from image alt text Converts justified text to left or right aligned and removes option to justify text Adds missing language attributes to html tags Adds skip nav links to pages where they are missing Remove auto play parameters from embedded audio or video Converts title attributes to aria-label on links and corrects accessibility issues with font awesome icons inside links Converts unlinked email addresses to mailto: links Adds “onkeypress” keyboard event handler to elements that include only mouse event handler such as onclick View our version comparison tool to see a complete list of time saving features. Viewing Automatically Corrected Issues Once you have installed the plugin and completed a full scan Read More »

What WordPress improvements and time saving features are included?

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In addition to the content filter system which corrects many common issues automatically, there are a variety of features included that will improve the accessibility of the content created using the WordPress editor, saving you time and money correcting these issues manually. Converts font size selector to relative sizes (% or ems) Modifies the color picker pallet to include more accessible color options and marks the colors that are not ADA compliant Converts justified text to left or right aligned and removes option to justify text Adds a format selector to easily mark table or image element as “Presentation Only” Adds a media library filter for missing and invalid alt text Stops WordPress from automatically linking images to themselves Allows aria-label attributes to be added to links without switching to html view Links provided to evaluate website content with WAVE (WAVE is maintained by WebAIM whom we are not affiliated with in anyway) Links are provided to evaluate website with the WC3 HTML validation services (This service is maintained by the WC3 whom we are not affiliated with in anyway) Refer to our version comparison tool for a complete list of features.

What issues does the WP ADA Compliance Plugin check for?

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The WP ADA Compliance Plugin evaluates content for Section 508, WCAG 2.1 Level A and AA Web Accessibility Standards.  For each issue that is detected, easy to follow instructions are provided along with error references and links to additional information to improve understanding of the problem. Since not all issues can be automatically detected, the plugin includes a list of manual checks that are required to reach full compliance.  As Web Accessibility standards evolve the plugin is continually updated to include the latest requirements. The WP ADA Compliance Plugin identifies the following issues: empty link and heading tags ambiguous link and button text such as “click here” absolute font sizes redundant link text with different destinations iframes missing title attributes object tags missing equivalent text embed, audio or video tags missing equivalent text audio, video or object tags set to autoplay form fields with empty or missing labels images missing alternate text attributes images with empty alternate text attributes and non-empty title or aria-label attributes images with redundant alt and title attributes image tags with alt text that includes “Image of” or “Graphic of” or filenames image map area tags without alternate content redundant, duplicate or missing page titles redundant alt text title attributes that duplicate the link text layout tables without role attributes data tables without heading tags data tables with heading tags but missing scope attributes links that are set to open a new window skip links not included in theme files missing lang attribute on html tags Read More »

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