Accessibility

Website Accessibility

Essentialplansusa.com is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability.

We are committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities and are continually striving to improve the user experience for everyone and to apply the relevant accessibility standards.

Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on essentialplansusa.com fully accessible, some content may not have yet been fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution.

We’re here to help.

If you experience any difficulty in accessing any part of this website, please feel free to reach out at jimbetter@essentialplansusa.com. We will work with you to provide the information, item, or transaction you seek through an alternate communication method or one that is accessible to you and consistent with applicable law (for example, through telephone support).

We have placed an Accessibility Screen Reader widget in the lower right corner of our site to aid in access to those who need it.

We will continue to stay informed about how we can help with accessibility and invest in keeping our site compliant and user-friendly to all.

How to find and use a screen reader.

Screen readers are text-to-speech software that allows people to read and interact with content in different ways. Many people who cannot perceive what is on the screen will use them to allow audible access to web content.

There are free options available, including NVDA for Windows and VoiceOver for Mac. We recommend JAWS for Windows. You can use this with your favorite web browser.

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.

How to zoom into your screen.
Some people like to zoom into the screen or web browser in order to see things better. Here are a few ways of doing it, depending on your setup:

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 Universal Access and select the “Seeing” tab. Check the box under Zoom to On

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 the colors or fonts on your screen.
Some people like to change colors or fonts to see words more clearly. Most major web browsers have options to do this:

In Chrome:

• Go to Preferences

• Activate the “Show advanced settings” link

• Go to the Web Content heading and change the font size, customize fonts in other ways, or set the default Page Zoom

In Safari:

• Select Preferences > Appearance tab > and then hit the Select button next to the font fields

In Mozilla Firefox:

Choose Options > then Content > then Fonts & Colors

In Internet Explorer:

Go to Tools > Internet Options > then General. From here, select Colors, Fonts, or Accessibility.

We recommend a mixture of settings like enlarging font size and zooming into the browser for a better experience.

How to use accessibility tools on mobile.
There are a lot of great features right on your smartphone. iOS and Android alike provide many tools to help you access what you love.

Here are a few of those tools:

VoiceOver for iOS and TalkBack for Android are the screen readers that come built-in.

To turn on VoiceOver, go to Settings > then General > then to Accessibility and turn VoiceOver on.

You can set the Accessibility Shortcut to VoiceOver from the Accessibility page in order to triple-click the Home button to toggle VoiceOver on and off. TalkBack has a similar feature.

“Zoom”, “Magnifier”, “Invert Colors”, “Color Filters”, and “Reduce White Point” are other features and tools on iOS that you can use. These are also available through the Accessibility Shortcut.

 

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