FedWriters is dedicated to creating a website that can be easily accessed by as many people as possible, regardless of their situation or abilities. To achieve this, we continuously engage in user experience evaluations, quality checks, and expert accessibility reviews to ensure our site meets high standards. Additionally, we strive to closely align with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These standards provide guidance on making web content more accessible to individuals with disabilities. By adhering to these guidelines, we aim to offer a more user-friendly website for all visitors.
Measures to Support Accessibility
Images: We offer alternative text for images to enhance accessibility for screen reader users and individuals with vision challenges, enabling them to understand and interpret important visuals.
Forms: Form labels and controls are directly linked to their corresponding prompts to ensure clarity and ease of use.
Navigation: Navigation across the site is uniform and standardized for ease of use.
Browser Standards: The content on our site is designed to be easily magnified using standard browser features, enhancing readability and accessibility.
Videos: Our video players are designed to be compatible with screen readers, navigable via keyboard, and feature high-contrast colors for better visibility. We keep thumbnail alt-text up to date, ensure that play buttons are consistently visible, and supply captions and audio descriptions as required.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) outline criteria that designers and developers should meet to enhance accessibility for individuals with disabilities. These guidelines specify three levels of compliance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. FedWriters.com has achieved partial conformance with WCAG 2.1 Level AA, which means that while much of our content is accessible, there are elements that do not yet fully meet the specified accessibility standards.
Accessibility of FedWriters.com relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:
These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.
Limitations and Alternatives
While we strive to make FedWriters.com as accessible as possible, there may still be some limitations. If you encounter an accessibility issue not already identified, we encourage you to reach out. For comments or suggestions on how we can improve our site’s accessibility, please feel free to email us at [email protected]. Your input will aid us in making necessary enhancements. We generally investigate and reply to inquiries within a two-business-day timeframe.
For an optimal experience on our website, we suggest utilizing all available options to improve accessibility and personalize your visit. The following two recommendations should assist you in doing so:
How to Change Text Size
- In many browsers, you can adjust the text size by holding down the Ctrl key while scrolling the mouse wheel (if your mouse has one), or by holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the – or + keys simultaneously.
- For Firefox and Internet Explorer users, go to the “View” menu, select “Zoom,” and then choose to either enlarge (zoom in) or reduce (zoom out) the display size.
- If you’re using Google Chrome, click the customize button (represented by a spanner icon), and then use the plus or minus buttons to adjust the zoom level.
How to Change Color Contrast
To adjust color contrast across your entire computer:
- For Windows Users: Navigate to “Start” and then “Control Panel.” Choose the “Accessibility Options” icon, click on the “Display” tab, and check the box for “Use High Contrast.” Click the “Settings” button to explore various color contrast options.
- For Apple Mac Users: Go to “System Preferences” and then select “Universal Access.” Click on the “Seeing” tab and make adjustments under the “Display” section.
To modify the color contrast specifically for websites in your browser:
- In Internet Explorer: Click on “Tools,” followed by “Internet Options.” Within the “General” tab, click the “Colors” button. Uncheck the “Use Windows colors” checkbox and select your preferred color by clicking the color swatch. Then, go to “Accessibility” within the “Internet Options” window and check the box that says “Ignore colors specified on web pages.”
- In Firefox: Go to “Tools” and then “Options.” In the “Colors” tab, click on the “Colors” button. Choose your desired colors from the color palette and uncheck the box labeled “Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above,” then click OK.