ADA Compliance Status

BrydenandSullivan.com firmly believes that the Internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.

To fulfill this, BrydenandSullivan.com aims to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide WebConsortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helps us ensure that the website is accessible to all people: blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and more.

The BrydenandSullivan.com website utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it asaccessible as possible at all times. We utilize an accessibility interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (userinterface) and design it to their personal needs. This interface replaces the controversial approach to accessibility in which all users were presented with the same diminished interface or design.

Additionally, the BrydenandSullivan.com utilizes an AI-based application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level constantly. This application remediates the website’s HTML issues, adapts the functionality and behavior of the website for screen-readers used by the blind users, and keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments.

 

Screen Reader and Keyboard Navigation on our Website

Our website implements the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, alongside various different behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with screen-readers are able to read, comprehend and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with a screen-reader enters our site, they immediately receive a prompt to enter the Screen-ReaderProfile so they can browse and operate the Bryden and Sullivan site effectively. Here’s how our website covers some of the most important screen-reader requirements,alongside console screenshots of code examples:

  1. Screen-reader optimization:
    We run a background process that learnsScreen-reader optimization: we run a background process that learnsthe website’s components from top to bottom, to ensure ongoingcompliance even when updating the website. In this process, we providescreen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. Forexample, we provide accurate form labels; descriptions for actionableicons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validationguidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modaldialogues (popups), and others.

    Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s imagesand provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag for images that are not described. 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, users need only to press the Alt+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automatic announcements to turn the Screen-reader mode on as soon as they enter the website.These adjustments are compatible with all popular screen readers,including JAWS and NVDA.

  2. Keyboard navigation optimization: The background process alsoKeyboard navigation optimization: The background process alsoadjusts the website’s HTML, and adds various behaviors using JavaScriptcode to make the website operable by the keyboard. This includes theability to navigate the website using the Tab and Shift+Tab keys, operatedropdowns with the arrow keys, close them with Esc, trigger buttons andlinks using the Enter key, navigate between radio and checkbox elementsusing the arrow keys, and fill them in with the Spacebar or Enter key.Additionally, keyboard users will find quick-navigation and content-skipmenus, available at any time by clicking Alt+1, or as the first elements ofthe site while navigating with the keyboard. The background process alsohandles triggered popups by moving the keyboard focus towards them assoon as they appear, and not allow the focus drift outside of it.Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F”(forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.

Disability profiles supported in our website

  • Epilepsy Safe Profile:
    This profile enables people with epilepsy to use theEpilepsy Safe Profile: this profile enables people with epilepsy to use thewebsite safely by eliminating the risk of seizures that result from flashingor blinking animations and risky color combinations.
  • Visually Impaired Profile:
    This profile adjusts the website so that it isVisually Impaired Profile: this profile adjusts the website so that it isaccessible to the majority of visual impairments such as DegradingEyesight, Tunnel Vision, Cataract, Glaucoma, and others.Cognitive Disability Profile: this profile provides various assistivefeatures to help users with cognitive disabilities such as Autism, Dyslexia,CVA, and others, to focus on the essential elements more easily.
  • ADHD Friendly Profile: this profile significantly reduces distractions andnoise, to help people with ADHD and Neurodevelopmental disorders browse, read, and focus on the essential elements more easily.
  • Blind Users Profile (Screen-readers):
    This profile adjusts the website to be compatible with screen-readers such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and TalkBack. A screen-reader is installed on the blind user’s computer, andthis site is compatible with it.
  • Keyboard Navigation Profile (Motor-Impaired):
    This profile enables motor-impaired persons to operate the website using the keyboard Tab,Shift+Tab, and the Enter keys. Users can also use shortcuts such as “M”(menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) tojump to specific elements. 

Browser and Assistive Technology Compatibility

Bryden and Sullivan aims 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 have worked very hard to be able to support all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.

ADA Notes, Comments and Feedback

Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible. Still, we are continually improving our accessibility, adding, updating and improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies. All this is meant to reach the optimal level of accessibility, following technological advancements. If you’ve found a malfunction, if you find any aspect of the website difficult touse, or if you have ideas for improvement, we’ll be happy to hear from you. You can reach out to the website’s operators by using the following email: 

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