What is ADA and 508 conformity

Paperturn's statement on accessibility for users with disabilities


 

State of Compliance - WCAG 2.1 Level AA

At Paperturn, we strongly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to everyone, and we are committed to providing a website and product that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of the circumstances or skills. Against this background, we adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at level AA and adhere to them.

 

Additional legislation with which Paperturn is compliant

In addition to WCAG 2.1 at level AA, Paperturn's system complies with several other international accessibility laws and standards, including: US Section 508, ADA Title III, IS5568, EAA / EN301548, ACA / AODA, CVAA, RGAA, ATAG, AUDA, AODA, UNE 139803: 2012, JIS X 8341 & more



How does Paperturn achieve worldwide conformity with the Accessibility Act?

Paperturn has developed two components that, when used together, achieve compliance. The first component is our primary application, our Disability Interface Tool. The Disability Interface Tool, which has both ready-made impairment profiles and user-defined adjustments for accessibility, enables users to immediately adapt the user interface, design and readability of our website to their individual needs.


The second component is our AI-based background application. Our AI engine adapts the HTML of our website and optimizes it for reading programs by analyzing the components of our website from top to bottom and providing reading programs with meaningful data using the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications). The application also scans all images on our website and provides a precise and meaningful description based on the recognition of image objects as an ALT (Alternate Text) tag. It also extracts text embedded in the image using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology. Finally, our AI application optimizes our website and product for keyboard navigation, which you can read about in more detail below.



Paperturns adjustments to the interface tool for accessibility

 

  • Font adjustments - Users can increase and decrease font size, change font, adjust spacing, alignment, line height, and much more.
  • Color adjustments - Users can choose different color contrast profiles like light, dark, inverted and monochrome. In addition, users can swap the color schemes of titles, texts and backgrounds with over 7 different color options.
  • Animations - Epileptics can stop all running animations with the click of a button. Animations controlled by the interface include videos, GIFs, and CSS Flash transitions.
  • Highlight content - Users can choose to highlight important elements like links and titles. You can also choose to highlight only focused or floating elements.
  • Audio mute - Users with hearing aids may experience headaches or other issues due to the automatic audio playback. This option allows users to mute the entire website instantly.
  • Cognitive disorders - we use a search engine linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary that enables people with cognitive disorders to decipher the meanings of phrases, initials, slang and others.
  • Additional functions - we offer users the ability to change the color and size of the cursor, use a print mode, activate a virtual keyboard and many other functions

 

Reading programs and keyboard navigation on Paperturn

In addition to various behavioral changes, our website uses the technology of the ARIA attributes to ensure that blind users who visit our website with reading programs can read, understand and enjoy the functions of the website and the flipbooks. As soon as a user with a reading program enters our website, he is immediately prompted to enter the reading program profile so that he can search and use our website effectively. Here we explain how our website covers some of the most important screen reader needs, along with screenshots of code examples:

 

  • Reading program optimization: We carry out a background process that learns the components of our website from top to bottom in order to ensure ongoing compliance when our website is updated. In this process, we provide the lecture programs with meaningful data with the help of the ARIA attribute set. For example, we provide precise form labels, descriptions for actionable symbols (social media symbols, search symbols, shopping cart symbols, etc.), validation instructions for form entries, element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogs (pop-ups) and others.
    In addition, our background process scans all images on our website and provides an accurate and meaningful description based on the recognition of image objects as an ALT tag (alternative text) for images that are not described. It also extracts text embedded in our images using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology. To activate the reader settings at any time, users only need to press the key combination Alt + 1. Reading program users will also receive automatic announcements to activate reading mode as soon as they enter our website.
    Our customizations are compatible with all major reading programs, including JAWS and NVDA.

  • Keyboard navigation optimization: Our background process also adapts the HTML of our website and uses JavaScript code to add various behaviors to make the website usable via the keyboard. This includes the ability to navigate on our website and in the flipbooks with the Tab and Shift + Tab keys, to operate dropdowns with the arrow keys, to close them with Esc, to trigger buttons and links with the Enter key, between selection and checkbox elements with Use the arrow keys to navigate and fill them in with the space bar or the enter key. In addition, keyboard users will find quick navigation and skip content menus available at any time by clicking Alt + 1 or as the first elements of the website while navigating with the keyboard. The background process also handles triggered pop-ups by moving keyboard focus towards them as soon as they appear and not allowing the focus to drift out of it. Users can also use shortcuts such as "M" (menus), "H" (headings), "F" (forms), "B" (buttons), and "G" (graphics) to jump to specific items.

Supported barrier profiles on the Paperturn website


  • Epilepsy-Safe Profile: This profile enables people with epilepsy to use our website and flipbooks safely by eliminating the risk of seizures due to flashing or flashing animations and risky color combinations.

  • Visually Impaired Profile: This profile adapts our website and flipbooks to be accessible to the majority of the visual impairments, such as poor eyesight, tunnel vision, cataracts, glaucoma and others.

  • Cognitive Impairment Profile: This profile offers various help functions to help users with cognitive impairments such as autism, dyslexia, CVA and others to focus more easily on the essential elements of our website and flip books.

  • ADHD friendly profile: This profile significantly reduces distractions and noise to make it easier for people with ADHD and Neurodevelopmental Disorders to browse, read, and focus on the essentials of our website and flipbooks.

  • Profile for blind users (reading program): This profile adapts our website and flipbooks to be compatible with reading programs such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver and TalkBack.

  • Keyboard navigation profile (motor impairment): This profile enables people with impaired motor skills to operate our website and flipbooks using the keyboard Tab, Shift + Tab and the input keys. Users can also use keyboard shortcuts such as "M" (menus), "H" (headings), "F" (forms), "B" (buttons), and "G" (graphics) to jump to specific items.

Paperturns measures to support accessibility

We have taken the following measures to ensure the accessibility of our website and our product:

  • Accessibility included as part of our mission statement

  • Accessibility built into our procurement practices

  • Appointed an accessibility officer

  • Continuous training courses on accessibility for our employees carried out

  • Our VPAT creates and disseminates

 

The compatibility of Paperturn with browsers and supporting technology

With internet accessibility a priority, we've worked hard to integrate all of the major browsers and supporting technologies that make up more than 95% of the market, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, Microsoft Edge , Internet Explorer (IE 11 or higher), JAWS and NVDA (reading programs), for both Windows and MAC users.

* Please note that our accessibility technology does not support older / unsupported versions of browsers.

 

 

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)

As part of our commitment to accessibility, we are providing a VPAT document that assesses the accessibility of our website and product according to WCAG 2.1 standards. You can access our VPAT here.


Notes, comments and feedback

Although we do our best to give everyone the opportunity to adapt the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are just becoming accessible, or for which there is no adequate technical solution, to make them accessible. Nevertheless, we are constantly improving our accessibility by adding, updating and improving options and functions, as well as developing and applying new technologies. All of this should serve to achieve an optimal level of accessibility following technological progress. If you would like to contact our Accessibility Officer or if you have any comments or questions about our accessibility efforts, please contact our Accessibility Team at [email protected] We aim to respond within 3 working days.