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Accessibility Statement

Written by Dr. Jacobs

Compliance status

We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible toanyone, and are committed to providing a website that is accessible to thewidest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.

To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide WebConsortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) atthe AA level. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible topeople with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with those guidelines helpsus ensure that the website is accessible to all people: blind people, people withmotor impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and more.

This website utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it asaccessible as possible at all times. We utilize an accessibility interface thatallows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (userinterface) and design it to their personal needs.

Additionally, the website utilizes an AI-based application that runs in thebackground and optimizes its accessibility level constantly. This applicationremediates the website’s HTML, adapts Its functionality and behavior forscreen-readers used by blind users, and for keyboard functions used byindividuals with motor impairments.

If you wish to contact the website's owner please use the following emailform@gynecomastianewyork.com

Screen-reader and keyboard navigation

Our website implements the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich InternetApplications) technique, alongside various different behavioral changes, toensure 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-readerenters your site, they immediately receive a prompt to enter the Screen-ReaderProfile so they can browse and operate your site effectively. Here’s how ourwebsite covers some of the most important screen-reader requirements,alongside console screenshots of code examples:

  1. Screen-reader optimization: we run a background process that learnsthe website’s components from top to bottom, to ensure ongoingcompliance even when updating the website. In this process, we providescreen-readers with meaningful data using the ARIA set of attributes. Forexample, we provide accurate form labels; descriptions for actionableicons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.); validationguidance for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modaldialogues (popups), and others

    Additionally, the background process scans all of the website’s imagesand provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an ALT (alternate text) tag for images that are notdescribed. It will also extract texts that are embedded within the image,using an OCR (optical character recognition) technology. To turn onscreen-reader adjustments at any time, users need only to press the Alt+1keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also get automaticannouncements to turn the Screen-reader mode on as soon as they enterthe website.

    These adjustments are compatible with all popular screen readers,including JAWS and NVDA.
  2. Keyboard navigation optimization: The background process alsoadjusts the website’s HTML, and adds various behaviors usingJavaScript code to make the website operable by the keyboard. Thisincludes the ability to navigate the website using the Tab and Shift+Tabkeys, operate dropdowns with the arrow keys, close them with Esc, triggerbuttons and links using the Enter key, navigate between radio andcheckbox elements using the arrow keys, and fill them in with theSpacebar or Enter key.

    Additionally, keyboard users will find quick-navigation and content-skipmenus, available at any time by clicking Alt+1, or as the first element ofthe site while navigating with the keyboard. The background process also handles triggered popups by moving the keyboard focus towards them assoon 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 usethe website safely by eliminating the risk of seizures that result fromflashing or blinking animations and risky color combinations.
  • Visually Impaired Profile: this profile adjusts the website so that it isaccessible to the majority of visual impairments such as DegradingEyesight, Tunnel Vision, Cataract, Glaucoma, and others.
  • Cognitive Disability Profile: this profile provides various assistivefeatures 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 andnoise, to help people with ADHD and Neurodevelopmental disordersbrowse, read, and focus on the essential elements more easily.
  • Blind Users Profile (Screen-readers): this profile adjusts the website tobe 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 (Motor-Impaired): this profile enablesmotor-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) tojump to specific elements.

Additional UI, design, and readability adjustments

  1. Font adjustments – users, can increase and decrease its size, changeits family (type), adjust the spacing, alignment, line height, and more.
  2. Color adjustments – users can select various color contrast profilessuch as light, dark, inverted, and monochrome. Additionally, users can swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds, with over 7different coloring options.
  3. Animations – epileptic users can stop all running animations with theclick of a button. Animations controlled by the interface include videos,GIFs, and CSS flashing transitions.
  4. Content highlighting – users can choose to emphasize importantelements such as links and titles. They can also choose to highlightfocused or hovered elements only.
  5. Audio muting – users with hearing devices may experience headachesor other issues due to automatic audio playing. This option lets usersmute the entire website instantly.
  6. Cognitive disorders – we utilize a search engine that is linked toWikipedia and Wiktionary, allowing people with cognitive disorders todecipher meanings of phrases, initials, slang, and others.
  7. Additional functions – we provide users the option to change cursorcolor and size, use a printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard, and manyother functions.

Assistive technology and browser compatibility

We aim to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies aspossible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as fewlimitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to be able tosupport all major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market shareincluding Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and MicrosoftEdge, JAWS, and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MACusers.

Notes, comments, and feedback

Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to theirneeds, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are inthe process of becoming accessible, or are lacking an adequate technologicalsolution to make them accessible. Still, we are continually improving ouraccessibility, adding, updating, and improving its options and features, anddeveloping and adopting new technologies. All this is meant to reach theoptimal level of accessibility, following technological advancements. If you wish to contact the website's owner please use the following email form@gynecomastianewyork.com

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