In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we wanted to highlight our partnership with AccessiBe—a company devoted to making the internet accessible to everyone. The International Day’s purpose is to spread awareness and advocate for people with disabilities. Education is what leads to change. The more we talk about the problems people deal with in everyday life, the more problems we can solve together to create a more inclusive society.
We serve many people with disabilities at Family Eldercare.
What is Family Eldercare doing to be more inclusive?
One step is to make our website accessible to everyone. The internet has become part of our daily lives, but people with disabilities often have trouble accessing it.
This year we joined forces with AccessiBe. They are devoted to making the internet accessible to everyone. Their Nonprofit Partnership Program allows us to use their accessibility services for free. As a visitor to our website, you can now customize your accessibility experience by clicking on the icon on the bottom right of our website. It offers different profiles that will customize the site for you. You can also adjust the readability, display, or orientation.
Our goal was to create an inclusive website that ensures accessibility for all users. Take it for a spin and customize your experience.
Here are some of the profile options to choose from:
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 people with most visual impairments such as degrading eyesight, tunnel vision, cataracts, 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. A screen-reader is installed on the blind user’s computer, and this site is compatible with it.
Keyboard Navigation Profile (Motor-Impaired): this profile enables motor-impaired persons to operate the website using the keyboard Tab, Shift+Tab, and the Enter keys. Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.