Can visually impaired people see my site

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Is it possible to make my yola site accessible to disabled people? At least to provide the user with page size and colour contrast options?
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KanThaiDecor

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That can be done on their computer and or browser settings
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Thanks for a quick reply,

A lot of companies go the extra mile and provide the tools on site. There are also a lot of additional features required in US and British government policies.

See the link below for an idea of this:
http://www.powermapper.com/products/s...

best wishes

Steve Bradley
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In the UK it is best practice for websites to meet the AAA standard. This allows users with visual disabilities to enlarge text and change colour contrast on websites. It is also a legal requirement under the terms of theUK Disability Discrimination Act.

So could a site builder widget be made available that I could add to my site to achieve this?

It would make good ethical business sense for Yola to do this. It would encourage more UK and European ethical businesses to use Yola and would show that Yola is up to date on its social responsibilities.

By the way this is my only criticism of Yola. Everything else is wonderful.

Steve Bradley

www.bradleycom.net

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Disabled Access to my yola website.
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Hello Steve,

I would very much like to be able to build my sites with this aspect in mind. I checked a few advisories and commentaries and then checked my sites. They seem to comply about 70% down to 5% with the use of hotlinked commercial images and most of the non-compliance was poor alt descriptions of images or missed alt descriptions.

As far as the Yola Sitebuilder is concerned this would entail a huge amount of work. It's a Graphical User Interface primarily and images are very much the cue for identifying the building blocks. It would be interesting to see how such a system could be compliant with the standards you refer to. I'm not doubting it, I'm just trying to comprehend the switch over/optional system from GUI to TUI without swamping users with information? I think that many of us would like to be educated in this.

Thanks for bringing in this awareness.
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Thanks for your comment Gop. Having looked into it a little further I see how complex it would be. Yola is designed for speed and simplicity and both would be undermined.

I'm not sure what the solution is. I like Yola because its so quick and easy to use - but I may have to look elsewhere to build a compliant site.

Thanks again.
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Thanks Steve,

If you are talking about users sites then I don't think that Yola would have to make adjustments. From the little I've read it seems quite easy for a website author to make their Yola site useable/compliant for people with vision impairment. You could basically do the essential parts with some CSS. (Google Translate and clones may be a bit of a challenge for some languages when you don't have the fallback of images to clarify!) I wonder what ever happened to the IBM system of giving verbal instructions to your computer?

I thought you were meaning the sitebuilder (and the Yola Site), which is a very different project. Let's know what is out there as far as sitebuilders go for this purpose.