WILMINGTON, Del., August 5, 2021 / PRNewswire / – UserWay, a leader in web accessibility technologies, announced today that its AI-powered accessibility widget is based on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics website to ensure the site is an accessible experience for all visitors. The widget automatically fixes any accessibility issues detected on the site and aligns them with the web content accessibility guidelines as required by the ADA. It also offers a variety of opt-in accessibility and usability improvements in 40 languages to help international visitors navigate the Paralympics website.
This year’s Paralympic Games include 22 events in which more than 4,000 athletes from 159 nations and regions take part. The Paralympics take place in Tokyobetween August 24th and September 5th – right after the Olympic Games. The strong partnership between the Paralympics and the Olympic Games enables representation, accessibility and inclusivity in the sporting field. What began as a small competition for disabled WWII veterans has now grown into a series of prestigious international games for people with disabilities. It is a source of inspiration for people all over the world and is a symbol of courage, determination and equality.
UserWay strives to make the online world more accessible and to improve the digital space for countless people through a variety of technological solutions. By using the UserWay widget, the Paralympics have made digital access easier for people with disabilities. The widget offers users a number of useful tools, including a screen reader, dyslexia-friendly font, and a color contrast button. An improved cursor and an enlarged font size are also available.
“UserWay is honored to support the accessibility of the Paralympics website,” said Mason screen, Founder and CEO of UserWay. “We have a strong commitment to Internet accessibility and we couldn’t ask for a better platform than the Paralympics to get this message across. As a leading proponent of accessibility and inclusivity, the IPC’s decision to entrust UserWay with the accessibility of their website underscores. the status of UserWay as the gold standard in web accessibility. ”
UserWay is the world’s leading provider of digital accessibility and is committed to making the fundamental human right of digital accessibility possible for everyone. UserWay radically simplifies a website’s ability to become fully accessible and ADA compliant by embedding just a single line of code. The UserWay widget has been installed on more than 1 million websites and is used by more than 60 million users with disabilities. UserWay’s Compliance as a Service (CaaS) technology makes it easy for website owners to achieve WCAG 2.1, ADA, EN 301-549, and Section 508 compliance as required by US and international government and regulatory agencies .
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