The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. There are three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Nobilis Group is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.
Zooming in on the Screen
- Windows: Press the Windows key and plus sign (+) at the same time to zoom in. The “Magnifier” application under “Accessories” will also zoom in.
- Mac: Go to “System Preferences”, open “Universal Access” and select “Seeing”. Select the box under “Zoom” to “On”.
- Apple phone or tablet: Go to “Settings”, then “General”, then “Accessibility”. Toggle the “Zoom” button to the “On” position.
NOTE: By pressing “Ctrl” (“Cmd” on Mac) plus the plus (+) or minus (-) keys when you’re in a web browser, you can zoom in on the screen also.
Change Page Colors or Fonts
- Internet Explorer: Go to “Tools”, then “Internet Options”, then to “General”. Select “Colors, Fonts, or Accessibility”.
- Mozilla Firefox: Select “Options”, then “Content”, then “Fonts & Colors”.
- Safari: Choose “Preferences”, click the “Appearance” tab, and then hit the “Select…” button next to the font fields.
- Chrome: Select “Preferences”, then activate the “Show advanced settings” link, go to the “Web content” heading and change the “Font size” or “Customize fonts” or set default “Page zoom”.
How to Find and Use a Screen Reader
Text-to-speech software such as Screen Readers allows users to read and interact online in many ways. There are free Screen Reader apps available including NVDA for Windows and VoiceOver for Mac. JAWS is highly recommended for use with Windows.
Screen readers accept input through your keyboard, among other ways. JAWS accepts Braille input. Also, by pressing the down arrow in JAWS, you can navigate through items on the page.
How to Use Accessibility Tools on Mobile
VoiceOver for iOS and TalkBack for Android come built-in. To turn on VoiceOver, go to “Settings”, then “General”, to “Accessibility”, and then turn “VoiceOver” on. You can set the “Accessibility Shortcut” to “VoiceOver” from the “Accessibility” page in order to triple-click the “Home” button to toggle VoiceOver on and off. TalkBack has a similar feature.
“Zoom”, “Magnifier”, “Invert Colors”, “Color Filters”, and “Reduce White Point” can also be used on iOS devices, available through the “Accessibility Shortcut”.
As the law and accessibility standards continue to change and we strive to deliver the most up-to-date content online, please understand that our efforts to improve online accessibility are ongoing. We encourage you to contact us to determine if any alternative communication methods or accessibility formats are available. We also encourage you to report any accessibility issues you may encounter.