We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to all users, and we are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.

To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level.  

This website utilizes an accessibility interface that allows users with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs. This interface replaces the controversial approach to accessibility in which all users are presented with the same diminished interface or design.

Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that remediates the website’s HTML, adapts the functionality and behavior of the website for screen-readers, and offers enhanced keyboard functions for individuals with motor impairments.

Screen-reader and keyboard navigation on our website

Our website implements the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, alongside various different behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with screen-readers are able to read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. Here is how our website covers some of the most important screen-reader requirements:

Screen-reader optimization

We run a background process that learns about the website’s components and functionality. During this process, we provide screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, we provide accurate form labels; descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and others.

Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s images and provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag for images that are not described. The system also extracts texts that are embedded within images, using OCR (optical character recognition) technology. To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, users need only press the Alt+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also receive an automated alert to turn on Screen-reader mode on as soon as they enter the website.

The above adjustments are compatible with all popular screen readers, including JAWS and NVDA.

Keyboard navigation optimization

The background process also adjusts the website’s HTML, and adds various behaviors using JavaScript code to make the website operable via keyboard. This includes the ability to navigate the website using the Tab and Shift+Tab keys, operate dropdowns with the arrow keys, close them with Esc, trigger buttons and links using the Enter key, navigate between radio and checkbox elements using the arrow keys, and fill in details with the Spacebar or Enter keys.

Additionally, keyboard users will find quick-navigation and content-skip menus available at any time by clicking Alt+1, or as the first elements of the site while navigating with the keyboard. The background process also handles triggered popups by moving the keyboard focus towards them as soon as they appear.

Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements of a web page.

Disability profiles supported in our website

Additional UI, design, and readability adjustments available on our website

Notes, comments, and feedback

Despite our very best efforts to allow users to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them fully accessible. We are continually improving the accessibility of our website by adding, updating and improving accessibility-related features.