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An accessible website is a website that allows people with disabilities and elderly people to use it efficiently and enjoy it like anyone else.
According to a study conducted by Microsoft in 2003, between 20 and 25 percent of the population encounter difficulties in using the Internet and may benefit from more accessible web contents.
shermanep.com believes in and works towards equal opportunities on the web for people with various disabilities and/or using assistive technologies to operate a computer.
Accessible Website Symbol
An "Accessible Website" symbol is the initiative of the non-profit organization Access Israel and the Israel Internet Association. The symbol is placed on websites that have been adapted to the requirements to make them accessible to people with disabilities.
The purpose of placing the symbol is to promote public awareness of web accessibility and to inform the website users of the extent of its accessibility.
This website meets the requirements of the Equal Rights for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (Adaption of Accessibility to Services), 2013.
The website conforms to the recommendations of the Israeli standard (SI 5568) for web content accessibility at Level AA and the recommendations of W3Cs WCAG 2.0 document.
It has also been adapted for display on the most popular Web browsers and for use on cellular phones.
Strict accessibility adaptations were made on this website, including semantic and informative implementation for assistive technologies, navigation and operation definition using a keyboard only according to the recommendations of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), color adjustment and addition of assistive symbols and instructions in forms for the benefit of all users. In addition, in order to achieve the optimal user experience with screen reading software, we recommend using the latest NVDA software.
Some of what was done on the website
We added an assistive accessibility component that allows controlling the font size, bypassing blocks, instructional texts for NVDA and Jaws screen readers, keyboard navigation that makes it easier for a user without using a mouse, adjustments to adapt the website for a user with a NVDA and Jaws screen reader, making it easy to view shades of black and white/color contrasts, to block animation and any moving component on the website, and to emphasize links.
To achieve the optimal user experience with a screen reader, we recommend using the latest NVDA software.
It should be noted that despite our efforts to make our web pages accessible to everybody, the attached documents (such as Word, PDF, Excel), the internal management system and the video files are still being made accessible, which we are taking steps to complete.
If your need a document that appears on the website, but is not accessible, please contact us with a link to the location and we will take care of it as soon as possible.
If you encounter a component or page on the website that is not accessible, we would appreciate if you could contact us and we will make sure to rectify it as soon as possible.
If you encounter an accessibility problem while visiting the website, we would appreciate if you let us know and we will make sure to correct it as soon as possible.
Accessibility Coordinator's Contact Information