Dearest Visitor,

Welcome to the Blue Fish Extravaganza!

ALWAYS feel free to contact me directly @ 301.527.9395 for any type of additional assistance at all. I am available when you are during the summer months and after school hours during the school year. I just love talking about Blue Fish Clothing!

You can also reach out via email for personalized assistance, diane@bluefishfinder.com
While I aim for complete 100% compliance with ADA recommendations and accommodations, I am the sole proprietor of bluefishfinder.com and a full time Special Education Teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools, however I am hear for you!

Currently, I am looking for an experienced team to whom which specializes in this area. Proper guidance will be essential during this project. I will strive towards not only compliance and ease of accessibility for people with varying disabilities, but for ease of navigation for all visitors so everyone can enjoy my site and the pieces offered.

In consultation, there have been several tasks of which I have been made aware, that will improve my site for all types of visitors.

My plan is for these implementations to begin in the Summer of 2021. I will start with background images throughout the site and captioning my company's videos and promotions. My goal is to begin product image alt tags by the Winter of 2022. 

Below you will find an explanation for the Accessibility application I chose for your shopping accommodation and modifications. Each feature is explained and well tested to enhance your visit too my site. If you have any difficulty utilizing this tool or questions / concerns, please reach out anytime, I am here to assist as often as you may need!

Fondly,

Diane Your Vintage Blue Fish Finder

Accessibility Statement for the App Provided:

Accessibly App is the assistance application which I installed to assist navigation on my website for visitors who need accommodations and modifications to best enjoy their visit. 

The developers of this application are committed to making sites accessible for all, including people with and without disabilities. They are continuously improving the services provided through this app to comply with increased accessibility standards, guidelines, and to make the browsing experience better for everyone. The accessibility icon can be found on the bottom right hand side of every page and is best described as a blue stick man with two blue rings around, approximately 1 inch in diameter done on a while background.

Conformance status

The app uses the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defined requirements to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Accessibly App is following the best guidelines and is partially conformant with WCAG 2.0 level AA.

Technical information

This Accessibly App is an app supported in Shopify which is my chosen platform to bring you Bluefishfinder.com. The app relies on the following technologies:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • NodeJS
  • MongoDB

Accessibly App features

When a site has Accessibly App installed, the website can be adjusted with keyboard navigation using the “tab” key (WCAG 2.1/2.1.1). Additionally, see the list of all provided Accessibly App features and tools for better website experience:

Zoom | WCAG 2.1 / 1.4.4

This feature enables users to enhance the size of the text to up to three times the original text for better text readability.

Bigger cursor

Makes the cursor bigger and more prominent. Increases the size for better site browsing.

Invert colors

Invert the colors of the website content. For those with decreased vision, the high contrast greatly helps to read the site better.

Tweak Contrast | WCAG 2.1 / 1.4.6

This feature lets users manually select from two options: to enhance the contrast of the website or to decrease the contrast.

Tweak Brightness | WCAG 2.1 / 1.4.6

This feature lets users update the brightness on the site. The content can either be made brighter or darker.

Grayscale | WCAG 2.1 / 1.4.6

Users can turn on grayscale, making the website content appear only in shades of gray. This benefits people with visual impairment.

Reading Line

Add a supportive reading line to the site.

Readable fonts

Convert the fonts available on-site to one of the most easily readable fonts: Helvetica.

Alt Text and Images

Ability to read alt text of images. As of now, the tool has added a feature where alt descriptions for images without text are generated using Google's Vision AI. This could greatly assist those of you with a visual impairment.

Tooltips | WCAG 2.1 / 2.5.3

Add labels to images that contain a written description of the image.

Highlight links

Highlight links to make them more prominent.

Hide images

Hide images on the site. This could greatly assist those of you with a visual impairment.

Read page

A feature that allows a voice to read the text on the site out loud to all visitors.

Notes & Feedback

The app Developers are always updating their services to operate in the best possible manner to benefit all of their clients and their site visitors.

If you experience any issues with the Accessibly App provided service, please email christiana@onthemapmarketing.com or contact me directly.