BlueToad’s HTML 5 web viewer has been certified as accessible to readers with disabilities, including readers with visual impairment and blindness.
Now you can reach an even greater audience in need of your amazing content.
According to the World Health Organization nearly 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired.
What does this mean for publishers? Reach is one of BlueToad’s value propositions. It is our goal to help publishers build strong audience relationships by delivering their digital content to readers worldwide; 508 Compliance helps us accomplish this goal.
What does it mean to be accessible to the blind and visually impaired? 508 compliance refers to the web related requirements set by Federal Section 508. * To achieve this certification, we have worked hard to make sure our web viewer meets certain standards of accessible design. Our HTML 5 web viewer displays your content with the following four principles in mind:
- Perceivable – Available to the senses (vision and hearing primarily) either through the browser or through assistive technologies (e.g. screen readers, screen enlargers, etc.).
- Operable – users can interact with all controls and interactive elements using the mouse, keyboard, or an assistive device.
- Understandable – content is clear and limits confusion and ambiguity
- Robust – A wide range of technologies (including old and new user agents and assistive technologies) can access the content.
By making your content accessible to readers with visual impairments, you are opening your content to a new audience and creating an endearing relationship with those readers. Continue to grow your audience and build meaningful relationships in the process and Stand Out in the Digital Forest.
Read more about this important certification and BlueToad’s efforts here.
* WebAIM has certified BlueToad as compliant with Level A and Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (“WCAG”) version 2.0 and all web related requirements of Federal Section 508 Section 1194.22 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1998. The WCAG provides an international set of guidelines developed by the Worldwide Web Consortium and serves as the basis of most web accessibility law in the world. For BlueToad, accessibility is certified using system default color schemes, rollover elements, and text articles. To ensure compliance of your content, a third party accessibility expert, such as WebAIM, should certify it separately.