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This is what an Accessibility Toolbar should be like

on October 9, 2023 at 8:36am |Updated on February 26, 2024 at 1:36pm

We make this our standard practice!

Since 2006, when we pioneered our first fully accessible website, we've consistently implemented an accessibility toolbar alongside our fully WCAG-compliant coding techniques.

Initially, this toolbar was quite straightforward, featuring just four buttons. Each button enabled users to alter the way they viewed the page content, offering them four distinct options:

  1. Standard Layout
  2. Large Text, catering to individuals with visual impairments
  3. High Contrast, designed for neurodivergent visitors
  4. Plain Text, serving both neurodivergent visitors and others seeking simplicity

This commitment to choice ensured that every website we developed from the outset offered these options to every visitor. It allowed users to make these changes instantly, with a simple click, rather than having to navigate their own browser settings.

Our accessibility toolbar has evolved over time, now offering a wider array of options. Importantly, it's integrated directly into our code, eliminating the need for any third-party software. We've steered clear of software overlays that can inadvertently diminish website accessibility.

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Emulation is the sincerest form of flattery!

We find immense satisfaction when others choose to follow our lead and adopt similar practices. We've observed our techniques being emulated and implemented on other websites, and for that, we are genuinely appreciative. It's the simple yet correct measures like these that can profoundly enhance a website's accessibility.

Remember, website accessibility is not limited to accommodating people with disabilities; it also benefits a wider audience. For instance, older adults who may experience age-related changes in vision or motor skills can navigate websites more comfortably when accessibility features are in place. Additionally, users in various situations, such as those in noisy environments or with limited bandwidth, can benefit from simplified, well-structured content. In essence, website accessibility is a fundamental aspect of digital inclusivity that promotes equal access to information and services for everyone, enriching the online experience for a diverse global audience and fostering a more equitable

This is why we are so passionate about assisting others on their journey toward digital accessibility. Once you understand the impact, there's no turning back. Ever.


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