When we think about inclusion in the workplace, making our office and our services inviting and accessible to all is important. But what about our digital spaces? Organizations often think of their websites as their digital “front door,” which should be welcoming to all, yet not everyone is able to navigate pages and menus equally.
“The Community Foundation receives website visitors from the Fox Valley and around the world, and we believe that our site should be available and accessible to anyone,” says Amy Spreeman, marketing technologist for the Community Foundation. “We’re committed to providing an online experience that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.”
“We developed this tool after a friend of mine asked me why websites don’t take into consideration that he was color blind and had a difficult time viewing the sites we were creating,” explains Jim Dobinski, managing director of Stellar Blue Technologies. “Our team was able to create a tool that could update web technology daily and give site visitors the ability to easily adjust the site to their needs. The ADA tool has literally revolutionized how we develop websites.”
User who are visually impaired and blind and use screen readers and keyboard navigation can now engage with our information. Disability profiles also include font, audio, and color adjustments.
You can try out the features yourself by clicking the ADA logo at the bottom left corner of our site. Check out our content in different languages by scrolling to the bottom right corner of our site.