HAVE YOU SEEN THE LITTLE BLUE PERSON on Women of the ELCA websites: boldcafe.org, gathermagazine.org, and womenoftheelca.org? That tiny blue figure means our websites are accessible for people with a vision disability.
The tool that assists our web visitors who have low vision, partial vision, or no vision is there because Women of the ELCA has vision–a vision for all God’s people to be able to access the information we offer.
“Women of the ELCA participants commit to promoting healing and wholeness in the church, society, and world, and this effort is one tangible accomplishment towards that healing and wholeness,” said Linda Post Bushkofsky, executive director of the churchwide organization.
Earlier this year, Gather magazine, Bold Café and the Women of ELCA websites joined Living Lutheran and the ELCA in creating visual accessibility that provides several ways of accessing its content. If you click on the accessibility logo (the little blue person), you can explore your accessibility options available through AudioEye. You can also watch this video from AudioEye for help.
Some of the options include the player (press P on your keyboard) to have the content read aloud. To find all available to you, access the visual toolkit (press T), and you’ll find options like big cursor, reading guide, emphasize, contrast, keyboard focus, highlight links and buttons, text size, text spacing, change font, disable animations, display alternate text, and reset the toolbar (which helps you get out of whatever option you chose).
So whether you can benefit from larger print, better color contrast, audible access, or even the ability to connect to a device for braille conversion, AudioEye guides you with its easy-to-use icon and accessible menu.
AudioEye accessibility was provided through a two-year grant from the ELCA’s Disability Ministries.
“We are thankful to the disability ministry of the ELCA for the financial support that made it possible for all three websites published by Women of the ELCA to become so fully accessible,” Bushkofsky said. “This financial support reflects the interdependent nature of the shared mission of the ELCA and Women of the ELCA.”
GET TO KNOW THE AUDIOEYE TOOLBAR
- To open AudioEye, click on the blue logo
- To open the Toolbar, click on the top circle with four boxes.
- Press P: AudioEye will read content to you
- Press T: to access the visual toolkit
- Press G: to access a reading guide
- Press E: to emphasize a page element
- Press C: for better contrast
- Press Z: for keyboard focus
- Press Y: to highlight headings, links, and buttons
- Press =: to increase the text size
- Press K: to increase the text spacing
- Press F: to change the font
- Press Q: to disable animations (some cannot be disabled)
- Press A: to display alternative text
- Press Shift R: to reset the tools you are using
- Press X: to close the toolbar, and press X on the sidebar to close AudioEye