JDRF Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day Spotlighting Accessibility Features to JDRF.org
May 20, 2021, New York—JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, commemorates Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) with a spotlight on accessibility features available on JDRF.org.
In partnership with accessiBe, an artificial Intelligence-enabled technology, JDRF’s website includes options that removes common barriers that may otherwise prevent people with physical and psychiatric disabilities from accessing our website.
“As a type 1 diabetes research centered organization, we understand that members of our community are far too often affected by complications of the disease that can often affect vision,” said Sri Mishra, JDRF Chief Technology Officer. “It is important that we continue to provide enhanced technology options to support all members of the community and raise awareness on the importance of digital access/inclusion.”
With just the touch of a button, visitors can enable and customize the following accessibility profiles and adjust the settings to best meet their needs for an improved experience.
- Vision Impaired Profile – adjusts the website color scheme, as well as font size and color, so that it is accessible to the majority of visual impairments
- Seizure Safe Profile – enables people with epilepsy to use the website safely by eliminating the risk of seizures that result from flashing or blinking animations and risky color combinations
- Cognitive Disability Profile – provides various assistive features to help users with cognitive and learning disabilities focus on the essential elements of the website more easily
- ADHD Friendly Profile – significantly reduces distractions and noise, to help people with ADHD and neurodevelopmental disorders browse, read, and focus on the essential elements of the website more easily.
- Blind Users Profile (Screen-readers) – adjusts the website to be compatible with screen-readers
- Keyboard Navigation Profile (Motor) – enables motor-impaired persons to operate the website using the keyboard Tab, Shift+Tab, and the Enter keys.
JDRF’s mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2.5 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers throughout the United States and our five international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter (@JDRF), Facebook (@myjdrf), and Instagram (@jdrfhq).