We strive to make Jottful websites accessible to all your visitors, including the blind and visually impaired. To that end, we endeavor to conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
What makes a website accessible
The overriding website accessibility considerations are:
- Provide sufficient contrast between foreground and background
- Don’t use color alone to convey information
- Ensure that interactive elements are easy to identify
How we build accessibility into your website
We can build to deliver on these requirements in our software currently. We also train our team to be well-versed in these practices, making responsible color and design choices, for example.
What you can do to improve accessibility
To ensure visually impaired visitors can understand your images, you can add brief descriptions (known as alt text) to each of them.
You may also choose to add an ADA accessibility widget to your website. The widget allows users to, for example, increase the font size or contrast on the page. We recommend the widget provided by UserWay.org. They offer both free and paid versions. You can create an account with them and then send us the embed code so we can add the widget your website. Learn more about the UserWay.org widget here >
Does your website need to be ADA compliant?
"Businesses with fewer than 15 employees are not covered by the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Moreover, a covered employer does not have to provide a reasonable accommodation that would cause an "undue hardship." Undue hardship is defined as an action requiring significant difficulty or expense when considered in light of factors such as an organization's size, financial resources and the nature and structure of its operation."
Communicating your website's accessibility
You may want to reference your commitment to accessibility right on your website. We suggest adding this language to your website's footer:
This website endeavors to conform to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
How to get ADA-compliance certification for your website
With UserWay.org you can get certified through an ADA compliance audit or ongoing compliance monitoring. There is a charge for this service. Learn more about UserWay.org ADA-compliance pricing here >