At Meats by Linz, Inc. and Linz Heritage
Angus, we firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and
are committed to providing websites that are accessible to the widest
possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.
To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly
as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility
Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level. These guidelines explain how to make
web content accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying
with those guidelines helps us ensure that the website is accessible to all
people: blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairment,
cognitive disabilities, and more.
This website utilizes various technologies
that are meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. We utilize an
accessibility interface that allows persons with specific disabilities to
adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs.
Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based
application that runs in the background and optimizes its accessibility level
constantly. This application remediates the website’s HTML, adapts its functionality
and behavior for screen-readers used by blind users, and for keyboard functions
used by individuals with motor impairments.
If you wish to contact the website's owner
please use the following email email@example.com
Screen-reader and keyboard navigation
Our website implements the ARIA attributes
(Accessible Rich Internet Applications) technique, alongside various different
behavioral changes, to ensure blind users visiting with screen-readers are able
to read, comprehend, and enjoy the website’s functions. As soon as a user with
a screen-reader enters your site, they immediately receive a prompt to enter
the Screen-Reader Profile so they can browse and operate your site effectively.
Here’s how our website covers some of the most important screen-reader
requirements, alongside console screenshots of code examples:
optimization: we run a
background process that learns the website’s components from top to
bottom, to ensure ongoing compliance even when updating the website. In
this process, we provide screen-readers with meaningful data using the
ARIA set of attributes. For example, we provide accurate form labels;
descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart
icons, etc.); validation guidance for form inputs; element roles such as
buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and others.
Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s images and
provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based
description as an ALT (alternate text) tag for images that are not
described. It will also extract texts that are embedded within the image,
using an OCR (optical character recognition) technology. To turn on
screen-reader adjustments at any time, users need only to press the Alt+1
keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automatic announcements
to turn the Screen-reader mode on as soon as they enter the website.
These adjustments are compatible with all popular screen readers,
including JAWS and NVDA.
- Keyboard navigation optimization: The background process also adjusts the website’s HTML,
operable by the keyboard. This includes the ability to navigate the
website using the Tab and Shift+Tab keys, operate dropdowns with the arrow
keys, close them with Esc, trigger buttons and links using the Enter key,
navigate between radio and checkbox elements using the arrow keys, and
fill them in with the Spacebar or Enter key.
Additionally, keyboard users will find quick navigation and content-skip
menus, available at any time by clicking Alt+1, or as the first element of
the site while navigating with the keyboard. The background process also
handles triggered popups by moving the keyboard focus towards them as soon
as they appear, and not allow the focus to drift outside of it.
Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F”
(forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
Disability profiles supported on our website
- Epilepsy Safe Profile: this profile enables people with epilepsy to use
the website safely by eliminating the risk of seizures that result from
flashing or blinking animations and risky color combinations.
- Vision Impaired Profile: this profile adjusts the website so that it is
accessible to the majority of visual impairments such as Degrading
Eyesight, Tunnel Vision, Cataract, Glaucoma, and others.
- Cognitive Disability Profile: this profile provides various assistive features
to help users with cognitive disabilities such as Autism, Dyslexia, CVA,
and others, to focus on the essential elements more easily.
- ADHD Friendly Profile: this profile significantly reduces distractions and
noise, to help people with ADHD and Neurodevelopmental disorders browse,
read, and focus on the essential elements more easily.
- Blind Users Profile
profile adjusts the website to be compatible with screen-readers such as
JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and TalkBack. A screen-reader is installed on the
blind user’s computer, and this site is compatible with it.
- Keyboard Navigation Profile
profile enables motor-impaired persons to operate the website using the
keyboard Tab, Shift+Tab, and the Enter keys. Users can also use shortcuts
such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G”
(graphics) to jump to specific elements.
Additional UI, design, and readability
- Font adjustments – users can increase and decrease its size, change
its family (type), adjust the spacing, alignment, line
height, and more.
- Color adjustments – users can select various color contrast
profiles such as light, dark, inverted, and monochrome. Additionally,
users can swap color schemes of titles, texts,
and backgrounds, with over 7 different coloring options.
- Animations – epileptic users can stop all running animations
with the click of a button. Animations controlled by the interface include
videos, GIFs, and CSS flashing transitions.
- Content highlighting – users can choose to emphasize important elements
such as links and titles. They can also choose to highlight focused or
hovered elements only.
- Audio muting – users with hearing devices may experience
headaches or other issues due to automatic audio playing. This option lets
users mute the entire website instantly.
- Cognitive disorders – we utilize a search engine that is linked to
Wikipedia and Wiktionary, allowing people with cognitive disorders to
decipher meanings of phrases, initials, slang, and others.
- Additional functions – we provide users the option to change cursor
color and size, use a printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard, and many
Assistive technology and browser compatibility
We aim to support the widest array of browsers
and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best
fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have
worked very hard to be able to support all major systems that comprise over 95%
of the user market share including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple
Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS, and NVDA (screen readers), both for
Windows and for MAC users.
Notes, comments, and feedback
Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody
to adjust the website to their needs, there may still be pages or sections that
are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or are
lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible. Still, we
are continually improving our accessibility, adding, updating, and improving
its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies. All
this is meant to reach the optimal level of accessibility, following
technological advancements. If you wish to contact the website's owner please
use the following email firstname.lastname@example.org