What is Enhanced Accessibility for your Website?
Enhanced accessibility allows website visitors to click on a widget that will help make the site easier to read by increasing text size, changing font, changing colors, adding reading guides and more. It allows you to provide service to all visitors to your site regardless of their individual abilities. It also reduces risk of action brought against you from laws that require specific accessibility features be available on every website.
What is ADA?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is meant to ensure that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as anyone else. This means any business that serves the public must make sure their business accommodates people with disabilities. ADA compliance online means that your website needs to be accessible to people who have disabilities that affect their hearing, vision or physical capacities.
What is the Enhanced Accessibility Toolkit?
The Toolkit provides enhanced accessibility tools on our new websites. It helps to ensure usability for all website visitors regardless of their individual abilities. It insures you are in accordance with a growing number of state-by-state laws enforcing various accessibility standards. It is included and automatically added to all new Thryv 4.0 sites as of May 4, 2020.
Can I remove the Toolkit from my website?
Yes. The toolkit can be turned off at your request at any time by contacting Thryv Support.
Can the Enhanced Accessibility Toolkit be added to my Thryv Website if purchased before May 4, 2020?
The Standard toolkit can be added to any Thryv 4.0 package level and will be added overtime automatically. Should you have an older version of Thryv prior to 4.0, you will need to upgrade to one of our newest package levels in order to have the Toolkit added or purchase the add-on Full Managed Service + Toolkit.
What is included with the Full Managed Service add-on?
The Full Managed Service add-on is a monthly subscription fee giving you peace of mind. It includes the Toolkit and an automated managed service that will update your website code to maintain compliance. There is an indemnification protection, via our third-party partner AudioEye, for up to $1,000 in legal costs to defend against any accessibility claims that may raise, as well as the AudioEye Trusted Certification, validating your site’s compliance.
How can I be sure my site is continuously updated to certification standards?
With the Full Managed Service add-on, it includes updating the website code after every website publishing within 24 hours, along with regular releases that improve access and usability.
Will the AudioEye Toolkit show on Mobile Website?
Most mobile devices (Andriod, iOS) have sophisticated built-in accessibility tools that help users interact with a responsive website more easily. These tools are built into the operating system and do a better job than the AudioEye Toolkit widget. Therefore the toolkit widget will be disabled from view.