OUR COMMITMENT TO ACCESSIBILITY:
Play Louder is committed to facilitating the accessibility and usability of our website for everyone. Play Louder regularly monitors and maintains the Website and the Web Store, and both aim to comply with all applicable standards, including the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 up to Level AA (WCAG 2.1 AA).
If you experience any difficulty in accessing any part of the Website or the Web Store or have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding the accessibility of our website, please feel free to email us at email@example.com. Play Louder will work with you to provide the information, item, or transaction you seek through an alternate communication method that is accessible to you and consistent with applicable law (for example, through telephone support).
How to zoom into your screen:
- On Windows, press the Windows key and plus sign (+) at the same time to zoom in. You can also use the “Magnifier” application under “Accessories”.
- On Mac, go to “System Preferences”, open “Accessibility,” and select the “Use keyboard shortcuts to zoom” box. Then, reference the various keyboard shortcut options for zoom.
- On your Apple device, tap “Settings”, then “General”, then “Accessibility”. Tap the “Zoom” button and toggle it “On”.
- Another trick is to use “Ctrl” (“Cmd” on Mac) plus the plus (+) or minus (-) keys when you’re in a web browser.
How to change text colors or fonts on web pages:
Play Louder understands that sometimes you may want to change font types or colors on a web page. Most major web browsers have options to do this:
- In Safari, select the “Preferences”, then “Accessibility” tab, and then check the “Never use font sizes smaller than” box and select minimum font size.
- In Chrome, go to “Preferences,” go to the “Font size,” “Customize fonts” in other ways, or set default “Page zoom.”
- In Internet Explorer, go to “Tools”, then “Internet Options”, on to “General”. From here, select “Colors”, “Fonts”, or “Accessibility” depending on what you would like to change.
- In Mozilla Firefox, choose the Menu dropdown, “Preferences”, then “General”, then finally “Fonts & Colors”.
Play Louder recommends a mixture of settings like enlarging font size and zooming into the browser for a better experience.
How to find and use a screen reader:
“Screen readers” are text-to-speech software that allows people audible access to visual web content if they are not otherwise able to perceive what is on the screen. Play Louder values this capability and works to ensure that Website and Webstore content is accessible to screen readers.
Regarding screen reader options available to you, there are free options available, including NVDA for Windows and VoiceOver for Mac, though Play Louder also recommends JAWS for Windows. Screen readers accept input in a variety of ways, but one of the most common forms is through your keyboard. By pressing the down arrow in JAWS, for example, you are able to navigate through items on the page. JAWS will also accept Braille input.
Accessibility tools on mobile devices:
Given how much we rely on our mobile devices these days, it’s important to understand how you can access the Website and Web Store on the go. First, VoiceOver (iOS) and TalkBack (Android) are screen readers that come built-in to most devices. To turn on VoiceOver, go to “Settings”, then “General”, to “Accessibility”, and then turn “VoiceOver” on. You can set the “Accessibility Shortcut” to “VoiceOver” from the “Accessibility” page to triple-click the “Home” button to toggle VoiceOver on and off. TalkBack has a similar feature.
Please also keep in mind that “Zoom,” “Magnifier,” “Color Filters,” “Reduce White Point”, and “Invert Colors” are other features and tools on iOS that you can use. These are also available through the “Accessibility Shortcut.”