Are there tools available to help make my site ADA compliant?

  • 0
  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 3 days ago
  • Acknowledged
I'm helping a friend with a website for her eye clinic. I'm interested in making the website accessible for people with vision problems. Is there anything special that I can do to make sure that people can use screen readers and change the font size along with the font and background color to their liking? From what I've read, each person with a vision issue can have a different preferred setting or color that they can see better. This is from the ADA.gov:
"Websites should be designed so they can be viewed with the color and font sizes set in users’ web browsers and operating systems. Users with low vision must be able to specify the text and background colors as well as the font sizes needed to see webpage content."

I've also read that proving alt tags for images is helpful, but there is also a  “longdesc” tag for images that need a longer description. Is there a simple way to add a longdesc tag?

Another tip from the ADA is a include a “skip navigation” link at the top of webpages that allows people who use screen readers to ignore navigation links and skip directly to webpage content. Is it possible for me to incorporate that into my site?

Is there a way to add a descriptive html tag to buttons?

Thank you!
Photo of LoriJean

LoriJean

  • 460 Points 250 badge 2x thumb

Posted 6 days ago

  • 0
  • 1
Photo of Elyzabeth

Elyzabeth , Official Rep

  • 14,648 Points 10k badge 2x thumb
Hello,

There are definitely resources available online to get that taken care of. You should be able to find everything you need through Google.
We do not have any tools built into our builder specifically for ADA compliance, but any HTML you find online can be placed through our HTML elements and you can add alt tags to images through our builder.
Photo of LoriJean

LoriJean

  • 460 Points 250 badge 2x thumb
I don't see any specific advice on google on how to set a page so that the fonts and backgrounds are changeable by the user. Can you share a link?
Photo of LoriJean

LoriJean

  • 460 Points 250 badge 2x thumb
Can a person navigate a homestead website using the keyboard only (no mouse)?
Photo of LoriJean

LoriJean

  • 460 Points 250 badge 2x thumb
For instance, one can navigate this website https://www.cdc.gov with the tab button on the keyboard. I noticed that the main homestead page has the keyboard focus outline enabled when the tab key is used. I want that for my sites. Most advice that I can find on the web states that the focus to links and buttons is automatic and doesn't need web developer intervention, but my homestead websites do not exhibit this behavior. Please advise.
(Edited)
Photo of Elyzabeth

Elyzabeth , Official Rep

  • 14,648 Points 10k badge 2x thumb
I do not have any links or recommendations I can give. Any of the ADA compliant functionality you are looking for would need to be added via HTML and we cannot give you that. We do not have those behaviors available within our builder. It would be a matter of finding the HTML or hiring a professional to make these changes on your website.