Here at Flipsnack, we’ve taken important steps towards making our website accessible.
To ensure that all content owned by Flipsnack on our public website is accessible for everyone, we have installed an accessibility widget provided by AccessiBe. You can view it on the lower right, on our website. It allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust our website’s UI (user interface) to their personal needs.
Through the widget, the site becomes automatically compliant with numerous regulations such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level, published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). It also provides compliance with ADA Title III, Section 508, EAA/EN 301549.
Here are some features available inside the accessibility widget, that make the website accessible:
- Typography settings - it allows the increase and decrease of the font size, type, spacing, alignment, line height
- Color editing - select various color contrast profiles such as light, dark, inverted and monochrome. Additionally, swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds, with over 7 different color options.
- Animations – epileptic users can stop all running animations in an instant, at the click of a button. Those animations include videos, GIFs and CSS flashing transitions.
- Content highlighting – emphasize important elements such as links and titles, or choose to highlight focused or hovered elements specifically
- Audio muting – mute the entire website instantly (great for users with hearing devices, who may experience headaches or other issues due to automatic audio playing)
- Cognitive disorders – the widget has an integrated search engine linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary, allowing people with cognitive disorders to easily decipher meanings of phrases, initials, slang, and others
- Screen reader optimizations - accurate form labels; descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and others. Additionally, the widget provides image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag. It will also extract texts that are embedded within the image, using an OCR (optical character recognition) technology.
- Keyboard navigation - the widget adjusts the website’s HTML, making the website fully operable by keyboard. This makes it possible to navigate the entire site using the TAB and SHIFT+TAB keys, operate dropdowns with the arrow keys, close them with ESC, trigger buttons and links using the Enter key, navigate between radio and checkbox elements using the arrow keys, fill them in with the Spacebar or Enter key, and more. Additionally, keyboard users will find quick-navigation and content-skip menus (Alt+1).
- Other options – change cursor color and sizing, set printing mode, virtual keyboard and more
Browser and Assistive Technology Compatibility
Our site and widget support a wide array of browsers and assistive technologies, so users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, the public site and the accessibility widget support all the modern, major and popular systems that comprise over 95% of the users’ market share and include: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, Microsoft Edge and I.E 11 or above, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.
At the moment, user generated content (your catalogs) is still lacking an adequate technological solution to make it accessible. We’re working on finding the best solutions for this. We are constantly improving the accessibility interface, adding, updating and improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies.
If you have questions or improvement suggestions regarding accessibility, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org