The Town of Hempstead's Official Website is equipped with the Userway widget. This widget provides additional accessibility features that are common in web browser accessibility plugins. These features include:
- Change Color Contrast
- Change Text Size
- Change to Legible Fonts
- Cursor Sizing
- Desaturate Colors
- Highlight Links
- Screen Reader
- View Page Structure
- Keyboard Navigation
The settings you choose will save and be applied to your device every time you visit the Town of Hempstead's Official Website. If you choose not to use the Userway widget, you can simply ignore the icon/button by hovering over the accessibility logo and click the hide button.
UserWay assists users that have varying degrees of visual impairment by enhancing their browsing experience to best meet their needs and physical limitations. Userway improves the Town of Hempstead Official Website's support for keyboard-only navigation, as well as enabling users to independently increase the contrast of contents on your site, increasing the font size, switching to a more readable font face, using a larger cursor, highlighting links, desaturating content (removing color from text and images), and more, based on their personal disability and preference.
The UserWay accessibility plugin helps elderly users overcome any senses that may have softened or deteriorated over time by allowing them to adjust the text size on your site, by highlighting clickable areas so they don't get lost among the other content, by increasing the size of the mouse pointer and by using higher contrast colors. All of this is done via an intuitive and easy-to-understand plugin that will be unobtrusive to any users who don't actually require it.
With UserWay, blind and visually impaired people can finally become more independent and better integrate with the online world, which they so intimately depend on for their daily lives. Accessibility guidelines empower disabled users to more effortlessly deal with everyday tasks while helping make their handicap a little less of an obstacle.
UserWay helps visually impaired and blind users have a more meaningful browsing experience on the Town of Hempstead's Official Website and thus a stronger connection with the Town of Hempstead and its online resources.
UserWay creates a simpler and more accessible browsing experience for users with mobility issues as well. Millions of people cannot use a mouse or other pointing device and rely solely on their keyboard to navigate websites. The Town of Hempstead's Official Website aims to be fully navigable using a keyboard's tab key, arrow keys, the enter key, and the spacebar.
The UserWay widget will make smart modifications to elements on your site that we identify as potentially non-compliant or that may prevent keyboard-only navigation. However should this functionality be inhibited, please report the page/issue to us via email.
Have you ever had your pupils dilated for an eye exam, only to leave the doctor's office and find the world painfully bright and blurry? Or maybe you've found yourself unable to type on the computer because you sprained your wrist?
These scenarios might just seem like temporary frustrations, but there's actually a name for them - situational disabilities. Disabilities do not always have to be permanent or ongoing. Sometimes your environment or circumstances can create a temporary disability or impairment.
UserWay helps to make technology more accessible for everyone, no matter what their situation is or how long they anticipate it to continue. If you're temporarily impaired, having easy-to-use modifications will give you more freedom and flexibility to adapt digital content to your needs.