New and improved accessibility of the Consentmo app
January 19, 2023
Website accessibility has been a hot topic for years now. While it is essential to make the design of your stores trendy, it is also crucial to consider the people unable to use it because of disabilities or age. We have made many improvements to the Consentmo app to promote better access for people with disabilities relating to deafness, blindness, and old age. At the begging of 2023, we made more updates regarding our app's inclusivity.
What we have now
We have always been conscious of insuring people with disabilities have an easygoing user experience in online stores using our app. Even before this update, we made an effort to follow the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) as much as we can, with the Default layout Cookie bar being completely accessible. Now we are so excited to introduce our Accessibility update 2.0.
With the new accessibility update, the new features we have are the following:
1. Keyboard navigation - A seamless navigation of the Cookie bar and Preference popup for the different layouts (Default, Classic, and Modern). Now when using the keyboard navigation, the different switches, buttons, and texts are sequentially selected, and submitting consent preferences has never been easier.
This is how the accessibility shows on the Cookie bar and Preferences popup when pressing the "Tab" button on the keyboard.
2. Compliance page accessibility - Another big change we are introducing is also having the Compliance pages completely accessible! Just as the navigation of the new layouts, the Compliance pages also have clear and user-friendly navigation.
This is how the accessibility shows on the Compliance pages when pressing the "Tab" button on the keyboard.
3. Screen reader update - If the Cookie bar text and buttons are translated into multiple languages, now the screen reader will read them translated in the selected language! The links are also audible, as the screen reader will inform that a new tab will be opened upon interaction.
So these are the improvements we made to the accessibility of the Consentmo app. If you have any suggestions, don't forget to inform us, as we are always working to ensure effortless navigation throughout the Cookie bar and the app overall.