Accessibility Statement

We firmly believe that the Internet should be available and accessible to anyone and are committed to providing a website accessible to the broadest possible audience, regardless of ability.

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. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with various disabilities. Complying with those guidelines help us ensure that the website is accessible to blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and more.

This website utilizes various technologies meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. It will utilize an accessibility interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website's UI (user interface) and design to their personal needs.

Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level constantly. This application remediates the website's HTML and adapts its functionality and behavior to screen–readers used by blind users and keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments.

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Screen reader and keyboard navigation

Our website implements the ARIA (attributes accessible rich Internet applications) technique, alongside various behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with screen-readers can read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with a screen-reader enters our site, they immediately receive a prompt to enter the screen-reader profile so they can browse and operate our site effectively. Here’s how our website cover some of the most important screen reader requirements:

1. Screen reader optimization

We run a process that learns the website’s components from top to bottom, to ensure ongoing compliance even when updating the website. In 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, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance from form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, module dialogues (pop-ups), and others.

Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s images. It provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternative text) tag for images that are not described. It will also extract text embedded within the image using a QCR (optical character recognition) technology. To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, users need only to press the ALT+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automatic announcements to turn the screen-reader mode on as soon as they enter the website.

Adjustments are compatible with popular screen readers such as JAWS, NVDA, voiceover, and talkback.

2. Keyboard navigation optimization

The background process also adjusts the website's HTML and adds various behaviors using JavaScript code to make the website operable by the keyboard. This includes the ability to navigate the website using the Tab and SHIFT+ Tab keys, operate drop downs with the arrow keys, close them with ESC, trigger buttons and links using the Enter key, navigate between radio and checkbox elements using the arrows keys, and fill them in with the Spacebar or Enter key.

Additionally, keyboard users will find content-skip menus available at any time by clicking ALT+2 or as the first element of the site while navigating with the keyboard. The background process also handles triggered pop-ups by moving the keyboard focus toward them as soon as they appear, not allowing the focus to drift outside.

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

Disability profile supported on our website

Epilepsy safe profile:

This profile enables people with epilepsy to safely use the website by eliminating the risk of seizures resulting from flashing or blinking animations and risky color combinations.

Vision impaired profile:

This profile adjusts the website so that it is accessible to the majority of visual impairments such as degrading eyesight, tunnel vision, cataract, glaucoma, and others.

Cognitive disability profile:

This profile provides various assistive features to help users with cognitive disabilities, such as autism, dyslexia, CVA, and others, to focus on the essential elements more easily.

ADHD-friendly profile:

this profile significantly reduces distractions and noise to help people with ADHD, and neurodevelopmental disorders browse, read, and focus on the essential elements more easily.

Blind users profile (screen-readers):

This profile adjusts the website to be compatible with screen-readers such as JAWS, NVDA, voiceover, and talkback. The screen reader is installed on the blind using this computer, and this site is compatible.

Additional UI, design, and readability adjustments

1. Font adjustments

Users can increase and decrease its size, change its family (type), adjust the spacing, alignment, line height, and more.

2. Call adjustments

Uses can’t select various color contrast profiles such as light, dark, inverted, and monochrome. Additionally, users can swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds with over seven different coloring options.

3. Animations

Epileptic users can stop all running animations with the click of a button. Animation controlled by the interface includes videos, GIFs, and CSS flashing transitions.

4. Content highlighting

Users can choose to emphasize essential elements such as links and titles. They can also choose to highlight focused or hovered elements only.

5. Audio muting

Users with hearing devices may experience headaches or other issues due to automatic audio playing. This option lets users mute the entire website instantly.

6. Cognitive disorders

We utilize a search engine linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary, allowing people with cognitive disorders to decipher the meanings of phrases, initials, slang, and others.

7. Additional functions

We allow users to change cursor color and size, use printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard, and many other functions.

Assistive technology and browser compatibility

We aim to support as many browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best-fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to support all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft edge, JAWS and NVDA (screen-readers), both for Windows and Mac users.

Notes, comments, and feedback

Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, or in the process of becoming accessible, or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible. Still, we are continually improving our accessibility, adding, updating, improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies. All this is meant to reach the optimal level of accessibility following technological advancements. If you wish to contact the website’s owner, please use our website contact form. Thank you.