Accessibility by UserWay

Description

We provide helpful accessibility plugins that work without refactoring your website’s existing code and will increase compliance with WCAG 2.1, ATAG 2.0, ADA, & Section 508 requirements.

WCAG 2.1 AA Compliance is Within Reach
Our Approach: start small, one step at a time
<Without changes to your website’s existing code>

Web accessibility can seem complex and overwhelming if you don’t know where to start.

UserWay’s plugin will instantly strengthen any weak spots that might cause issues.
We are proud to say that tens of millions of pages are more accessible today thanks to UserWay.

Try abandoning your mouse for a couple of days and see what the experience is like navigating your company’s site.

UserWay creates a simpler and more accessible browsing experience for users with mobility issues as well. Millions of people cannot use a mouse or other pointing device and rely solely on their keyboard to navigate websites. Your site should be fully navigable using a keyboard’s tab key, arrow keys, the enter key and the spacebar.

The UserWay widget will make smart modifications to elements on your site that we identify as potentially non-compliant or that may prevent keyboard-only navigation. And we do it all without requiring you or your developers to make costly adjustments to your website’s existing codebase.

Failure to comply with Section 508 of the Department of Justice’s ADA (American with Disabilities Act) Standards for Accessible Design could expose your company to hefty fines, the risk of expensive criminal and civil litigation as well as a reputation for being unfriendly to the disabled.

Screenshots

  • Plugin Check
  • Plugin page on the site.

Installation

  1. Install the plugin into your WordPress project
  2. Go to website control panel
  3. Go to the “plugins” webpage
  4. Activate the plugin “UserWay Accessibility Widget”
  5. Sign-up plug-in on Settings-> UserWay page

For more details please visit https://userway.org/wp

Reviews

November 22, 2020
This plugin is easy to install but so is literally every other plugin. The only instructions for userway are on how to install the plugin. I.e, not useful. Conversely, if you install this plugin manually, like another reviewer said, you cannot uninstall it. It's literally impossible short of reinstalling wordpress. Beware. I wouldn't recommend userway.
September 29, 2020
I tried this plugin on WordPress 5.5.1 With the Page Structure option the website would no longer load until I deactivated the plugin. If you visit the userway website and try to set it up manually you get a few options like icon placement, colour etc. With the WP plugin you get nothing of this, not even in the settings page. Would be far better if these options worked with the wordpress plugin. Since one must check functionality with different themes etc, it would also be beneficial if one could limit/hide options available on the free version and leave the advanced options and perks to the paid version. Othwerwise a great tool, especially the horizontal bar for users with Dyslexia.
July 9, 2020
UPDATE: I'm downgrading my review from five stars to four. The widget works well, but setup instructions are poor and support is virtually nonexistent. For the frustrated: After installing the plugin and registering on your dashboard, go to any other page on your site and look for the new blue icon in the upper right corner. Click to open it and adjust the settings to your taste from the Manage link, which will require you to create a password. Another tip: Create your accessibility statement on a new page on your site (copy and modify the one on UserWay's own site; it's exactly what they will send you if you ask for a template), then point to it from your UserWay panel. You can adjust the exact location of the corner icon using CSS, but styling the hover color or size is pretty much impossible, as they in-lined the style in the HTML with the !important rule. Otherwise the widget looks professional, works as advertised and seems pretty lightweight on resources so far. My only beef is that your new Accessibility Statement page opens in a new tab, which is poor practice, and I can't find a way do remove the target="_blank". Overall, for what you're paying and what you're getting, this is a decent plugin. The reason I downgraded my review is that I asked UserWay a question on their website, specifically about the accessibility statement opening in a new tab. They responded the following morning with a canned answer on how to create the accessibility statement page, which I had already done. Software is only as good as it performs and the support behind it, and there appears to be no support for this otherwise promising plugin.
June 22, 2020
DO NOT INSTALL MANUALLY into wordpress. I was able to install and uninstall via the plugin menu, but it did not remove the manually - installed code. The code is gone from footer.php where I pasted their script. When I asked Userway, they HID the widget, rather than allowing me to uninstall. On the DIVI editor, the widget is visible but when I click "manage" I get a message that it's not installed properly, account ID is missing. One star for documentation, three stars for function - it's better than nothing.
May 14, 2020
I was using the One Click Accessibility plug-in which is an excellent plug-in but doesn't have a screen reader. Userway does have a screen reader. Userway is also a one-click install and an excellent service. Unlike some of the reviews which say it's not free, that's not true. It is 100% free. They just offer additional options for $10 a month such as white labeling and inserting your own logo. It does have a donate button but so what. It's a very worthy cause if someone wants to donate but they don't have to. I am using Userway on several websites. I'm a personal injury lawyer and do litigation for a living. I was very concerned about getting sued. I was very happy to find a plug-in with a screen reader.
April 22, 2020
Free version works well if needed. Currently tracking its usage and may remove though. When using, the plugin causes reporting to decrease by 7 points – it is flagged "Does not use passive listeners to improve scrolling performance"
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Contributors & Developers

“Accessibility by UserWay” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

“Accessibility by UserWay” has been translated into 4 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

2.0

Optimized format of embed script

1.2.1

Fixed display of errors in plugin settings

1.2

Fixed loading of styles for the plugin

1.1

*Release Date March 2017
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*Added translations for the plugin:
*Arabic [ar];
*Bulgarian [bg];
*Bengali [bn];
*Czech [cs];
*German [de];
*Greek (modern) [el];
*English [en];
*Spanish [es];
*French [fr];
*Hebrew (modern) [he];
*Hindi [hi];
*Italian [ti];
*Japanese [ja];
*Korean [ko];
*Dutch [nl];
*(Eastern) Punjabi [pa];
*Polish [pl];
*Portuguese [pt];
*Romansh [ro];
*Russian [ru];
*Swedish [sv];
*Turkish [tr];
*Ukrainian [uk];
*Chinese [zh];

1.0

*Release Date – January 2017