WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY TOOLBAR
Improve Your Website’s Accessibility with AudioEye
Learn how AudioEye’s Visual Toolkit enables visitors to easily customize the visual experience of your website to their individual accessibility needs.
How Do Web Accessibility Toolbars Work?
Web accessibility toolbars allow users to modify the visual presentation or user experience of a website to their preferences or personal needs.
Like other accessibility toolbars, AudioEye’s Visual Toolkit is a set of usability and customization tools that allow visitors to control the visual appearance of your website — adjusting things like color contrast and font size to their individual needs and preferences.
Accessibility Features of the Visual Toolkit
AudioEye’s Visual Toolkit allows users to easily personalize the visual experience on a website, supporting a wide range of visual impairments. It includes 13 easy-to-toggle adjustments to personalize the visual experience, including color schemes and contrast, increased font size and line spacing, and highlights, guides, and focus states that make it easier for users to find their place on a page.
Draws a colorful box around buttons and links, making them easier to find and select for visual keyboard users
Enlarges the mouse’s cursor display for ease of tracking and improves the usability for low-vision users
Gives a bright colored highlight over headings, links, or the entire text for visual keyboard users
Provides options to sharpen the image, desaturate to remove color, and invert color elements into sharper contrast
Shifts the color wheel allowing users with different forms of color blindness to perceive more contrast between colors
Eliminates potential hazards, like moving or flashing animations that may trigger epileptic seizures
Enlarges all website body and headline copy for improved readability and usability for low-vision users
Changes the distance between words and lines of text for improved readability and usability for users
Changes the typeface on pages and includes a font intended to assist individuals with dyslexia
Enhances focus and improves reading comprehension by creating a horizontal line controlled by the cursor
Enhances focus and improves reading comprehension by blurring most of the page view as controlled by the cursor
Shows the alternative text that describes the images on the website when hovered over with the cursor
What Are the Benefits of a Web Accessibility Toolbar?
Web accessibility toolbars enable users to make quick changes to the visual presentation of your website. However, it’s important to recognize that a toolbar alone will not make your website fully accessible or compliant — no matter what some vendors may claim.
How Does the Visual Toolkit Fit Into a Comprehensive Approach to Web Accessibility?
At AudioEye, our Visual Toolkit is part of a comprehensive approach to digital accessibility that also includes automated accessibility testing and manual audits from our team of certified accessibility experts.
Our Digital Accessibility Platform delivers the industry’s only real-time user monitoring technology that automatically finds and fixes accessibility issues for each page visitor.
Our team of certified accessibility testers and assistive technology users will audit your website’s most important web pages and page templates — focusing on WCAG criteria that cannot be tested with automation alone.
Does AudioEye’s Visual Toolkit make my website ADA or WCAG compliant?
No accessibility widget or overlay can make a website fully accessible and compliant with accessibility standards like the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). There are too many WCAG 2.1 and WCAG 2.2 criteria that cannot by fully tested by automation alone.
AudioEye's Visual Toolkit is designed to complement the other components of our complete accessibility solution, helping you deliver the highest level of accessibility and usability for people with disabilities.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the difference between a web accessibility toolbar and an ADA toolbar?
Some web accessibility vendors will market their toolbar as an ADA toolbar — positioning it as an easy path to ADA compliance. However, it’s important to recognize that a toolbar alone won’t make your website accessible or ADA compliant.
- What can automated accessibility solutions test?
No automated accessibility solution can find or fix every accessibility issue. However, they can test many of the WCAG criteria, the international accessibility standard used by many accessibility laws such as the ADA, AODA, Section 508 of the Rehab Act, and more.
- Does the Visual Toolkit work with all browsers?
AudioEye’s web accessibility toolbar works with all modern, standards-compliant web browsers, including the latest two versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer.
- How does a web accessibility toolbar fit into a larger digital accessibility strategy?
Web accessibility toolbars are not designed to identify or remediate accessibility issues like missing image alt text or link descriptions. However, ongoing automated accessibility testing and manual audits from certified accessibility experts can address many of these issues — helping organizations be more accessible and compliant.
- How does a web accessibility toolbar help support ADA and WCAG compliance?
According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), website owners must provide a way for visitors to report accessibility problems that allow website owners to fix the accessibility issues.
- What languages does the Visual Toolkit support?
AudioEye’s Visual Toolkit and Accessibility Statement is currently available in the following languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Portuguese.
- How does the AudioEye Visual Toolkit interact with assistive technology (AT)?
The Visual Toolkit is not intended to replace other accessibility tools, such as screen readers or magnifiers. However, screen reader users who visit the website will hear an announcement about the Visual Toolkit — affirming the website’s commitment to accessibility.