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Joomla is a widely recognized content management system (CMS) that empowers website developers with the flexibility to create diverse and dynamic websites. Its popularity stems from an extensive range of features and an active global community that consistently contributes to its evolution.

One of Joomla’s strengths is its commitment to web accessibility, which is made easy with an Accessibly plug in. You can sign up for a free, seven-day trial and increase ADA and WCAG compliance with Accessibly. See for yourself why Accessibly is trusted by over 4,000 active clients who take web accessibility very seriously. This focus not only enhances user experience but also aligns with modern web standards.

Why Choose Accessibly for Joomla Accessibility

In the realm of web accessibility, Joomla has expanded its capabilities by introducing accessibility widgets and add-ons. These tools are designed to address various user needs, enabling functions like monochrome visuals, language support, and UI adjustments.

Such features play a crucial role in making the web more inclusive, allowing individuals with disabilities to navigate and interact with Joomla-powered websites efficiently and effectively. The aim is to remove barriers that can prevent access to web content, ensuring that all users, regardless of their abilities, can enjoy a seamless online experience.

That’s not to say a Joomla website is totally compliant; you still need an accessibility plugin. With more than 4,000 active clients utilizing Accessibly widgets, the trend towards inclusive web design is clear, emphasizing the role such tools play in creating equitable digital landscapes. 

Accessibly makes it possible to increase compliance with ADA law and conform with WCAG 2.1 & 2.2 guidelines at every step of your web accessibility journey. Join the thousands who already trust Accessibly for their digital accessibility needs by beginning a free trial.

Understanding Accessible Websites

In the digital space, ensuring that everyone, regardless of ability, can interact with content is a cornerstone of inclusive web design. This requires accessibility plugins. Web accessibility achieves this, and Joomla websites can enhance their inclusivity through the integration of accessibility widgets.

Defining Web Accessibility

Web accessibility is about enabling people with disabilities to perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Internet. It encompasses all disabilities that affect access to the web, including auditory, cognitive, neurological, physical, speech, and visual impairments. The goal is to create websites that are accessible to as wide a user base as possible, which includes designing features that support screen readers, alternative keyboard navigation, and ensuring appropriate color contrast.

Key Components of of Making a Site Accessible:

  • Perceivable information and interface components
  • Operable user interface and navigation
  • Understandable information and operation of the user interface
  • Robust content and reliable interpretation by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies

Common Accessibility Barriers

If you use Joomla, you should look into what must be done for improved accessibility. Common barriers on websites without accessibility settings prevent users with disabilities from having a fulfilling web experience and equal access to information. Identifying these barriers is the first step in creating a more accessible internet space.

Barriers May Include:

You want to reach the widest possible audience. To overcome these accessibility barriers, Joomla website managers can incorporate third-party accessibility widgets like Accessibly. This is best practice to make sure your site is as close to ADA compliant as possible. Such widgets typically offer a variety of tools to address common issues:

  • Text-to-Speech: to aid those with visual or reading impairments
  • Keyboard Navigation: enabling users to navigate without a mouse
  • Color Contrast Adjusters: to help those with visual impairments distinguish elements
  • Links Highlighters: which indicate active elements on focus

Incorporating a tool like Accessibly effectively allows website owners to adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and ensures that visitors with disabilities can have a barrier-free interaction with their Joomla-based website and every page within it.

Choosing Accessibly for Joomla

When selecting an accessibility widget for Joomla websites, it’s crucial to consider its capacity to enhance compliance and build client trust. Accessibly offers tools that address these key areas effectively.

Why Accessibly?

Accessibly is a widget designed to increase ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) compliance for Joomla websites. The widget enables site owners to make their content more perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust, which are the four main principles of WCAG. By integrating Accessibly, Joomla site administrators can effortlessly:

  • Adjust text size and contrasts
  • Enable keyboard navigation
  • Provide content descriptions through an ALT text

These features not only bolster accessibility compliance but also cater to a broader audience, ensuring that everyone has equitable access to the website’s functionalities and content.

Client Trust and Compliance Improvements

Users understand when a company truly cares about them, and they appreciate it. The adoption of Accessibly demonstrates a commitment to accessibility and inclusivity, garnering trust from clients and users who value these principles. With Accessibly, Joomla sites can:

Compliance ImprovementImpact
Align with WCAG standardsEnhances user experience for people with disabilities
Stay updated with accessibility requirementsKeeps the website compliant with changing policies
Automated compliance reportsHelps in tracking and proving adherence to the required standards

Trusted by over 4,000 active clients, Accessibly has established itself as not just a tool but a standard for webmasters who prioritize accessibility and legal compliance. Its user-friendly interface and comprehensive features enable website owners to exceed basic compliance levels and truly embrace web inclusivity, making it a smart choice for Joomla users who care about delivering an accessible online presence.

Accessibly’s Joomla Accessibility Features

The Accessibly widget for Joomla websites offers robust features to enhance website usability for individuals with disabilities. It is designed to be the #1 accessibility widget, aiming for high compliance levels to inclusivity standards.

Key Widget Features

Accessibly provides an array of features to improve the accessibility of Joomla sites. These include:

  • Visual Adjustments: Users can change color contrasts, font sizes, and spacing to suit their visual needs. You can even make the cursor bigger. 
  • Navigation Improvements: Keyboard navigation is enhanced and link highlighting is made possible, facilitating users who can’t use a mouse.
  • Content Adjustments: Text can be made more readable through tools such as a content highlighter and a text magnifier.
  • Language Support: The widget supports multiple languages, aiding comprehension for non-native speakers.

Achieving Different Compliance Levels

This lightweight plugin contributes to meeting different compliance levels. These various digital accessibility standards include:

  • ADA Compliance: Ensures the site meets the Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
  • WCAG Compliance: Helps websites adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
  • Section 508 Compliance: Assists in aligning with the US federal requirements for digital accessibility.

By incorporating the Accessibly widget, Joomla website owners can substantially improve their site’s compliance with these fundamental accessibility guidelines.

Implementing the Accessibility Widget

Enhancing your Joomla website with an accessibility widget ensures inclusivity and compliance with web accessibility standards. These tools are specifically designed to assist users with disabilities, offering a range of customizable features to improve the user experience.

Installation Process

The installation of an accessibility widget on a Joomla site typically involves a straightforward procedure. Users should begin by selecting a reputable accessibility widget compatible with Joomla platforms. Upon acquiring the widget, they will:

  1. Download the plugin or widget from an official or trusted source.
  2. Log in to their Joomla administrator panel.
  3. Navigate to the Extension Manager under the Extensions menu items.
  4. Upload and install the downloaded widget package.
  5. Activate the widget through the Plugin Manager, often found under Extensions.
  6. Configure settings tailored to the website’s target users and legal requirements.

Our Functionalities

Accessibility widgets come with a suite of tools aimed at improving the accessibility and navigability of websites for all users, particularly those with disabilities. They provide:

  • Text-to-Speech: Allow users to hear the content read aloud.
  • Keyboard Navigation: Enable users to navigate the site using their keyboard.
  • Contrast Adjustments: Offer options for changing text and background contrast.
  • Font Adjustments: Users can alter the font size and style to suit their visual needs.

Our functionalities are built with the goal of making web content accessible without altering the core website design, ensuring an inclusive experience for each visitor.

Joomla Installation Instructions

  1. Log in to Accessibly Account:

Copy the Accessibly script snippet displayed on the home screen. Example:
<script src=”[Your-Unique-ID]/autoload.js”></script>

  • Ensure to replace [Your-Unique-ID] with your actual unique ID.
  1. Joomla Setup:
    • Log into your Joomla control panel.
    • Navigate to ‘Extensions’ and select ‘Templates’.
    • Select your default template and click on it.
    • Locate the ‘Custom Code’ tab or a similar section.
    • Paste the copied Accessibly script in the section designated for code insertion before the closing body tag (often labeled as ‘Before closing body’).
    • Save the changes to implement the widget on your Joomla site.

What our clients say

Great experience with this app. User-friendly UI for both mobile and desktop and helps our website achieve Accessibility requirements. The support team is amazing with their hands-on assistance for any issues that come up.


November 22, 2022

This app is worth every penny. Not only does it provide the functionality that every website needs, but their customer service is beyond amazing. I submitted a question regarding the app and received the most detailed responses explaining to me what the app does, what it doesn't, and ways to maximize it. Sharing what I learned: Based on the published Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), this Accessibly app can help your website achieve compatibility. Also learned that you should scan your website using this ADA compliance tool— and fix the errors. Such a great app and the most helpful customer service. Highly recommend!


September 1, 2022

Für Ethical Made war es wichtig, dass alle Menschen unsere digitalen Angebote nutzen können, unabhängig von ihren körperlichen und geistigen Fähigkeiten. Das ADA Compliance Plugin von On the Map erfüllt alle unsere Anforderungen an die Barrierefreiheit im E-Commerce, so das auch Menschen mit Behinderung unsere Website uneingeschränkt nutzen können.

Ethical Made

April 23, 2022

It's a great APP that works perfectly and customer service team is exceptional. Also installing the APP with very easy. Thanks!


January 25, 2022

We do not normally leave reviews for apps unless something exceptional has stood out to us. The level of customer support for this app was above and beyond when it came to helping us implement the app. Highly recommend!

Pristine Sprays

November 17, 2021

Does exactly what I need for a fair price! Straight forward and I didn't feel ripped off like some of the other apps. This offers great accessibility with customizable colors and positions. The installation was easy and walked me through setting up my own accessibility statement page. Thanks for making this a no-brainer for us! You earned the 5-stars!

Kiln Frog

November 3, 2021

We know of another small company that just got sued for something like $30K for not having their website be ADA compliant, so we are glad this exists! The $5 version works great for us - had a small hiccup with the display/our search bar when first installed but Kaspars from their support team resolved it within a couple of days and was super communicative and helpful. Thanks for a great easy to use product.

Stonehouse Olive Oil

September 7, 2021

Developer is quick to respond with changes/upgrades (about 2 days). I requested some changes with ARIA based on issues with accessibility checkers (e.g. Lighthouse on Chrome Developer Tools). Changes made, badda boom. Two thumbs up.

Yolk | free range design

August 27, 2021

This app has helped me make my site more accessible to customers with disabilities. It was super easy to use and customize, definitely worth the premium subscription.


March 29, 2021

As a visually impaired creator, I wanted to accommodate all my customers/visitors when accessing my shop. This app works perfectly for that, gives the visitor control of what they experience, and adds even more accessibility than most other similar apps. I highly recommend it!

Deven Rue

October 24, 2020

Great support and app functionality for stores that need a non-intrusive solution to disability accessibility.

Detail Planet

March 27, 2020

Exactly what I was looking for to assist in ensuring accessibility compliance. They've also been very helpful in assisting me customize things so it meets our site needs. Highly recommended.


February 21, 2020

Super helpful team! Very responsive and can implement quickly and as needed. Thank you, Kaspars, for all of your help!


February 20, 2020

Nice app that provides easy panel access for impaired users. Support was extremely responsive to a request for minor customization - We are excited to have this in place!

Brush Hero

February 10, 2020

The tool was simple to install and immediately provided a remedy to some of our accessibility issues as we worked to update our site. Kaspars was responsive and very helpful assisting with applying some custom display requests. Overall a wonderful app!

Snow Peak

January 15, 2020

Perfect app! We love what it does to help people with disabilities and works perfectly. Thank you to the developers!

Garçon Apparel

November 5, 2019

Everyone should use this app - it’s super simple, easiest way to help your store with WCAG 2.1, ADA, Section 508 and EN 301549 compliance

The Bang Shack

September 13, 2019