Board management software becomes only platform in the space to achieve Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) compliance.
(INDIANAPOLIS, IND.) – Sept. 29, 2021 – Boardable, an online board management and meetings platform, announced today Accessibility, an on-screen menu that allows users to make adjustments to their screen for a more personalized experience. Accessibility helps accommodate various needs, including auditory, cognitive, neurological, physical, speech, visual impairments and temporary disabilities.
In the United States, one in four adults has some type of disability. Often, websites and software platforms don’t consider ways to make their service more accessible. According to the 2020 Web Accessibility Annual Report, 98% of U.S.-based websites are not accessible to the disability community from a legal perspective. The Web Contact Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) take images, forms, icons, buttons, menus and more into consideration when assessing WCAG compliance.
“While technology is improving and changing every day, many are not taking into account the features or settings that impact those with additional accessibility needs,” said Jeb Banner, CEO of Boardable. “With Accessibility, our goal is to allow board members and others to engage and contribute without barriers. This includes removing language, visual, hearing and cognitive barriers. Everyone deserves to receive the same experience when using the Boardable platform.”
Through Accessibility, users can access 11 different features that help create a more inclusive environment. Features include:
- Screen Reader: designed to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired, you can listen at normal, fast or slow reading pace.
- Contrast: different contrasts help people with dyslexia, light sensitivity and colorblindness, as well as provide options to reduce eyestrain
- Highlight Links: this can help people with motion impairments, cognitive limitations and visual disabilities; turn on this feature to highlight every link on the page, making it easier to identify quickly
- Bigger Text: increase the font size for enhanced reading speed and accuracy, especially on smaller devices
- Text Spacing: increase the white space between lines of text, up to three times the original, to make text easier to read and minimize distractions
- Pause Animations: stop animations, blinking, and flashing content to minimize distractions and assist individuals with low vision, people prone to seizures, and those triggered by visual stimuli
Board members can easily customize accessibility settings to meet their specific needs, feeling empowered to contribute independently without barriers or limitations.
For more information on Accessibility, visit boardable.com/accessibility/.