We want everyone who visits Deracheha to feel welcome.
What are we doing?
To help make the Deracheha website a positive place for everyone, we’ve used the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.
These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible for people with disabilities, and more user friendly for everyone.
The guidelines have three levels of accessibility (A, AA and AAA). Level AA is the target for the Deracheha website.
How does it work?
Our site is built with WordPress using the Buzz theme, an Accessibility Compliant theme by Pojo.
The theme comes with an accessibility button that can be seen on all of our pages. It gives options for change of contrast, font size and type changes and underlining links.
The theme includes “Skip” links, When you open a page, the first time you press tab, you will encounter this link.
Please note that this site contains both English and Hebrew texts. We tested our site using the screen readers ChromeVox and NVDA.
ChromeVox reads English content, but does not read Hebrew text. When one gets to a Hebrew text, the screen reader is silent. As all Hebrew sources are translated, using the ChromeVox+Down arrow to navigate to the next piece of text enables site users to listen to a translation of the Hebrew text.
NVDA with Vocalizer’s Hebrew Voice reads both Hebrew and English content. There is a smooth transition between languages.
Please note that the glossary tooltip texts are not accessible at this time or read. The tooltip contains brief information regarding Jewish personalities or Hebrew and Aramaic words to assist the reader. We are in touch with CMinds.com to find a solution to this issue.
All images have alternative content.
We include H1, H2 headings in sequential order on our pages. Using assistive technology, you can view the headings of each page.
Our forms were created using Mailchimp’s sign up form and the Pojo form. We are using Google Recaptcha with these forms. The forms are being tested with Chromvox and NVDA. As we add forms, we will update this information.
The color contrast on this site conforms to the WCAG AA standard. There are a number of ways to change contrast on this site.
On a desktop, you can use the accessibility widget found on all pages or:
To change contrast in Firefox
From the main browser menu choose options
From the options menu choose content
Choose the color option on the right hand side
The color menu will open up, choose your preferred foreground, background and link colors.
To change contrast in Chrome
Go to the Chrome store and download the free extension, High Contrast
The extension dialogue box will open where you can adjust the settings
The icon for the extension will be placed on the bar near the menu icon. You can also manage the extension from the extension manager.
Clicking on the icon will open the dialog box enabling you to change the settings
To change contrast in Explorer
Use the keyboard shortcut ALT + left SHIFT + PRINT SCREEN to open the Windows high contrast dialog box. Choose yes to change the computer settings to high contrast. If you want to change your high contrast settings click on the Start button, choose control panel and then ease of access center.
To change contrast in Safari
The contrast change is not done within Safari rather it is done through the computer’s settings. So go to settings and choose System Preferences
Click on “Accessibility” and select the the ‘Display’ panel
Check the box for “Increase Contrast”
Exit settings and open Safari and note the changes.
Go to settings and choose accessibility. There you will find options for large text and high contrast as well as text to speech output.
How are we doing?
We’ve worked hard to achieve our goal of Level AA accessibility, and monitor the website regularly to maintain it.
If you do find any problems, please contact us.
Updated December 25, 2017