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Ensuring that digital content is accessible to individuals with disabilities is a legal and ethical necessity. Building a website that adheres to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance guidelines and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) not only enhances user experience but also aligns with inclusive design principles.

The implementation of accessibility tools for Webflow, such as the Accessibly widget, is crucial for creators and businesses aiming to make their websites usable by as wide an audience as possible. This widget is designed to address common accessibility issues, providing features that help people with various disabilities navigate and interact with online content more effectively.

Why Choose Accessibly for Webflow Accessibility

As of today, there’s an awareness among web developers and designers regarding the importance of increasing ADA compliance. Accessibly’s Webflow accessibility widget represents a proactive step in this direction. It assists in optimizing websites to increase WCAG compliance, ensuring that digital spaces are open and usable for everyone, including those with visual, auditory, motor, or cognitive impairments.

With more than 4,000 active clients utilizing our accessibility 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.

Accessibility features within web design cannot be understated, as it opens doors for people from all walks of life to engage with content that might otherwise be out of reach. The importance of such widgets is underscored not only by a growing client base but also by the peace of mind they offer to businesses in meeting legal standards. The functionality provided to website builders by the Accessibly Webflow accessibility widget aims to bridge gaps, ensuring that all users, irrespective of their abilities, can enjoy a seamless browsing experience.

Understanding Webflow

Webflow is a powerful visual development platform that empowers designers to build professional, custom websites without any custom code knowledge.

Webflow’s Role in Website Development

Webflow has transformed the landscape of website development. It operates on the principle of ‘what you see is what you get’ (WYSIWYG), where designers can craft responsive websites visually. The platform provides a wide range of tools and features, enabling both no-code and low-code solutions for designing, prototyping, and launching websites.

  • Visual Designer: Users manipulate on-screen elements directly, which translates into clean, semantic code.
  • CMS & E-commerce Solutions: It includes dynamic content capabilities and tools to power online stores.
  • Interactions & Animations: Designers can add user interactions and animations that enhance the user experience without coding.
  • Client Billing: Webflow also supports client billing, which facilitates agencies and freelancers to charge their clients directly.

Fundamentally, Webflow equips designers with the ability to produce accessible websites when utilizing features appropriately and following Web accessibility guidelines. This not only makes websites more inclusive but also often improves their rankings on the search engine results page.

Basics of Web Accessibility

Web accessibility ensures that websites and web tools are usable by everyone, regardless of their abilities or disabilities. Accessibility in web design bridges the digital gap for individuals with various impairments, like being legally blind for example.

Concept of Web Page Accessibility

The process of ensuring web accessibility involves making web content and web applications more accessible to people with disabilities. It operates on several fundamental principles, often referred to by the acronym “POUR,” which stands for perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. These principles ensure web content can be accessed by everyone, including those who use assistive technologies such as screen readers. By adhering to standards like the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), developers and designers can create a site experience that supports a wide range of users.

Common Accessibility Barriers

People with disabilities may face various barriers when interacting with web content. These barriers can include:

  • Visual: such as the inability to perceive images, colors, or contrasts.
  • Auditory: challenges with hearing audio content.
  • Motor: difficulties with using a mouse or keyboard.
  • Cognitive: obstacles with understanding complex information or navigating intricate layouts.

Identifying and removing these barriers is crucial for creating inclusive and accessible web environments. Tools and processes are available for testing and enhancing web accessibility. For instance, utilizing alt text for images, providing captions for videos, ensuring keyboard navigability, and maintaining a logical structure with proper HTML semantic elements can significantly improve access for users with disabilities.

Optimizing for Accessibility with Accessibly

Incorporating Accessibly into Webflow platforms is a definitive step towards enhancing web accessibility. It provides actionable solutions and addresses common compliance challenges.

Accessibly’s Webflow Solutions

Accessibly offers Webflow users a suite of tools designed specifically to align websites with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Accessibly’s features include:

  • Visual aids: Tools for changing text size and color contrasts to aid those with visual impairments.
  • Navigation: Keyboard navigation enhancements for users with motor disabilities.
  • Screen Reader Optimization: Ensuring content is structured for screen reader technologies.

These solutions are vital for creating an inclusive online environment, which not only broadens the potential audience but also increases compliance with accessibility legislation.

Overcoming Accessibility Barriers

Breaking down accessibility barriers involves a comprehensive strategy, and Accessibly provides a clear path for Webflow developers. Its features focus on overcoming challenges such as:

This approach not only enhances user experience for individuals with disabilities but also contributes to the broader goal of universal web accessibility. By integrating Accessibly within their Webflow projects, designers and developers signal their commitment to inclusivity and increase their compliance with accessibility standards.

Importance of ADA and WCAG Compliance

Ensuring website accessibility is not just a matter of best practice but a legal requirement under ADA standards, and it aligns with internationally recognized WCAG guidelines. Businesses and web developers must prioritize these compliances to cater to all users effectively.

Fostering Inclusion with ADA Standards

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) necessitates that digital content and web services be accessible to individuals with disabilities. This includes the requirement for businesses to make reasonable modifications, like implementing an accessibility widget on their Webflow website, to ensure their services are usable by everyone. It’s a legal imperative, and adherence is indicative of a company’s commitment to professional ethics and social responsibility.

Meeting WCAG Criteria

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are a series of recommendations for making web content more accessible to a wider range of people, including those with impairments related to vision, hearing, motor skills, and cognition. Adherence to these guidelines is measured in three levels: A, AA, and AAA, with AA being the level most organizations aim to meet. Installing a Webflow ADA and WCAG Accessibility widget can serve as an initial step to substantially conform to WCAG criteria, providing immediate improvements for users.

Benefits of Choosing Accessibly

Incorporating Accessibly into web design is a proactive step that not only enhances user engagement but also safeguards against potential legal issues.

Evasion of Legal Complications

Using Accessibly helps you to avoid lawsuits related to non-compliance with accessibility regulations. By adhering to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), companies minimize legal risks and demonstrate their commitment to inclusivity.

Trusted by Thousands

With over 4,000 active clients relying on Accessibly, its reputation as a trusted solution is well-established. These numerous clients reflect a wide array of industries, illustrating the widget’s versatility and effectiveness.

Webflow Installation Instructions

  1. Log in to Accessibly Account:

Copy the Accessibly script snippet from the home screen. Example:
<script src=”https://dash.accessibly.app/widget/[Your-Unique-ID]/autoload.js”></script>

  • Replace [Your-Unique-ID] with your actual ID.
  1. Webflow Setup:
    • Log in to your Webflow dashboard.
    • Open your project and navigate to the ‘Custom Code’ section in your site settings.
    • Paste the copied script in the ‘Footer Code’ box, right before the closing </body> tag.
    • Save changes and publish your 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.

BulbAmerica

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—https://wave.webaim.org and fix the errors. Such a great app and the most helpful customer service. Highly recommend!

Dermasuri

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!

Ecuador

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.

GleamnGlim

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.

FORYOURLEGS.COM

February 21, 2020

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

Rumpl

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