At LTI, we are of the view that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.
To fulfill this promise, we aim to adhere as closely as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level, published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us provide a site that is accessible to all.
This website utilizes various technologies all meant to make it more accessible. We utilize an interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to suit their personal needs.
Here are some of the interface’s capabilities:
- Font handling – users can increase and decrease its size, change its family (type), adjust spacing, alignment, line height, and more.
- Color handling – users can select various color contrast profiles such as light, dark, inverted and monochrome. Additionally, users can swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds, with over seven (7) color options.
- Animations – If needed, users can stop all running animations in an instant, at the click of a button. Those animations include videos, GIFs and CSS flashing transitions.
- Content highlighting – users can choose to emphasize important elements such as links and titles. They can also choose to highlight focused or hovered elements specifically.
- Audio muting – This option lets users mute the entire website instantly.
- Cognitive disorders – we utilize a search engine that is linked to a variety of Internet resources, like Wikipedia allowing people with cognitive disorders to decipher meanings of phrases, initials, slang, and others.
- Other options – we provide users the option to change cursor color and sizing, use a printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard and much more.
Once keyboard adjustments are activated through accessibility interface or by pressing keys Alt + 1, users can use below shortcut keys to navigate through various sections of webpage in addition to Tab and ‘Shift+Tab’ keys:
H = Jump between the titles
G = Jump between images
B = Jump between buttons
K – Jump between links
F = Jump between form elements
L = Jump between lists
I = Jump between list and menu items
T = Jump between tables
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level continuously. This AI engine remediates the website’s HTML issues, as well as functionality and behavior, for the use of those who are using screen readers, and for those are using a keyboard to operate websites.
We utilize AI for the following accessibility components:
- Screen-reader optimization: The AI runs in the background and learns the website’s components top to bottom, thereby providing screen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. For example, it will provide accurate form labels; descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and others.
Additionally, the AI scans all of the website’s images and provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag. It will also extract texts that are embedded within the image, using an OCR (optical character recognition) technology. To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, click the Alt+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automatic announcements to turn adjustments on as soon as they enter the website.
Additionally, keyboard users will find quick-navigation and content-skip menus (available at any time by clicking Alt+1). The AI will also handle triggered popups by moving the keyboard focus towards them as soon as they appear, and It’ll not let the focus drift outside of it, for best orientation.
Browser and Assistive Technology Compatibility:
We aim to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we support all the modern, major and popular systems that serve a large majority of web users, and this includes: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, Microsoft Edge and I.E 11 or above, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users. We will continue to add more.
Notes, Comments, and Feedback:
Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, it is possible that there will still be pages or sections that may not be fully accessible, and, are in the process of becoming accessible. We are constantly improving the accessibility interface, adding, updating and improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies.
If you find any aspect of the interface difficult to use, or if you have improvement ideas, we’ll be happy to hear from you. In case you have any comments and or suggestions relating to improving the accessibility of our site, please contact us by e-mailing email@example.com
BROWSER TIPS TO CONTROL WEBPAGE BEHAVIOR AS PER YOUR NEEDS
Changing Text size
- On most browsers, try holding down the Ctrl key and scrolling the mouse wheel (if you have one), or hold down the Ctrl key and at the same time, push the – or + key.
- In Firefox and Internet Explorer, click the “View” menu, then select “Zoom” and then choose the whether you would like to increase the size (zoom in) or decrease the size (zoom out).
- In Google Chrome, click the customize button (spanner icon), then select the plus or minus buttons to zoom.
- In Chrome
- Select the Tools menu (Shortcut: ALT + F)
- Select Settings (Shortcut: S)
- Select the Appearance tab.
- In the Customize Fonts section, click Font Size to change font size and Standard Font to change font type.
- For more information, see Google Chrome Help.
- In Internet Explorer
- Go to the Tools menu, and at the bottom of the menu is Internet Options, click here and you get the General page where there is an option-button at the bottom called Fonts.
- Click this and against ‘Language script’ select ‘Latin based’ and then select your default typeface.
- Simply to change the text size, go to the View menu, and in the middle is Text Size, which allows you to change the size of the typeface.
- If your mouse has a wheel, a limited amount of text size changing is possible by holding the Control key down while rotating the wheel.
- For more information, see: Internet Explorer.
- In Netscape/Mozilla
- Go to the Firefox menu, and you will find Preferences; under the category Content, select the Default Font and Size.
- Since many web-page authors specify their own font preferences, you will probably want to leave the box to ‘Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of my selections above’ checked.
- Netscape/Mozilla also allows you to change the size of the font from the keyboard by pressing “Control +” (Control at the same time as the plus sign) or “Control -” (the minus sign/hyphen); you can also do it from the View menu, using Text Zoom.
- For more information, see: Netscape, Mozilla.
- In Mozilla Firefox
- Go to the Tools menu, and at the bottom you will find Options. This should take you first to the General section where you can change what you need.
- On the right-hand side there is a button for ‘Fonts & Colors’ and the available options are a slimmed-down version of Mozilla/Netscape.
- In the ‘Fonts for’ select ‘Western’, in the ‘Proportional’ category specify whether you prefer the default to be a Serif (such as Times) or Sans-serif (such as Arial) typeface and its basic size, and then select your choice of Fonts in the various categories (those that will affect this site are the Serif and Sans-serif ones).
- Since many web-page authors specify their own font preferences, you will probably want to leave the box to ‘Allow documents to use other fonts’ checked.
- Like Netscape/Mozilla, Firefox also allows you to change the size of the font immediately by pressing “Control +” (Control at the same time as the plus sign) or “Control -” (the minus sign/hyphen); you can also do it from the View menu.
- For more information, see: Firefox.
- In Opera
- Go to the File menu, and at the bottom you will find Preferences (or press ‘Alt P’)
- Under the category ‘Fonts and colors’, highlight the first option, ‘Normal’, then go to the button alongside, ‘Choose’, which allows you to change the base font, so that there shouldn’t be any need to change the other categories.
- To change the text size immediately, simply press the plus sign (+) or the minus sign/hyphen (-), or go to the View menu, and the option Zoom.
- In Safari
- Mac version:
- Go to the Safari menu, and find Preferences, second on third item down (or press ‘⌘ ,’ i.e. ‘Command [comma]’)
- Go to Appearance and select the font you prefer under Standard.
- PC version:
- Go to the Edit menu, and find Preferences, last item on the menu (or press ‘Control,’ i.e. ‘Control [comma]’)
- Go to Appearance and select the font you prefer under Standard.
- To change the text size immediately, simply press the Command key (⌘) [Control in the PC version] together with the plus sign (+) or the minus sign/hyphen (-)
- Go to the View menu, and the option Make Text Bigger/Make Text Smaller.
- Changing color contrast
- To change the color contrast on your entire computer:
- For Windows computers, click “Start”, then “Control Panel”. Select the “Accessibility Options” icon, select the “Display” tab and select the “Use High Contrast” check box. Select the “Settings” button to browse different color contrast options.
- For Apple Macs, select “System Preferences”, then “Universal Access”. Select the “Seeing” tab and adjust the “Display” section.
- To change the color contrast of websites on your browser:
- In Internet Explorer, click “Tools”, then select “Internet options.” From within the “General” tab, click the “Colors” button. Deselect the “Use Windows colors” checkbox and change the color by selecting the color swatch. Then, select “Accessibility” within the “Internet options” window and select “Ignore colors specified on web pages.”
- In Firefox, click “Tools”, then select “Options.” From within the “Colors” tab, click the “Colors” button. Select the appropriate colors from the color swatch and un-check the box labeled “Allow pages to choose their own colors, instead of my selections above” and click OK.
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