Tuesday, November 30

CCPR website tool expands accessibility efforts to digital space

Photo courtesy of Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) has rolled out UserWay, an accessibility widget that provides an inclusive web experience. Website visitors can now customize their experience with a variety of visual aids and the ability to select from over 30 language settings.

“Implementing UserWay on CCPR’s website provides a user-friendly experience for all,” said Kelvin Solares, CCPR Inclusion Program Supervisor. “It’s important to be mindful of how others experience and engage with the world. If there are ways we can eliminate unnecessary barriers, especially with modern advances in technology, we’re going to do that.”

Inclusion is one of CCPR’s core values and all programs and facilities are designed with inclusion and accessibility in mind. UserWay furthers this commitment to inclusion by bringing accessibility to the digital realm. The widget, which can be found in the bottom right corner of any CCPR website page and is available on mobile, gives users the freedom and flexibility to adapt digital content to their unique needs. These customizations include the ability to set preferred button types, language, size, position, color, utilize a screen reader and more.

“As someone with color blindness, I’ve always struggled to navigate websites,” shared Kurtis Baumgartner, CCPR Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. “I truly appreciate this resource, not only for our community, but for my own use as well.”

UserWay further expands CCPR’s efforts to make all experiences, spaces and offerings as inclusive as possible to meet the diverse needs of our community.

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