DYNAFIT (“DYNAFIT”) understands the difficulties that individuals with disabilities face and has supported and employed individuals with disabilities for many years. DYNAFIT is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities can access the material resources, information, communications, and services available through our website, dynafit.com, and our blogs (the “Website”).DYNAFIT firmly believes that the Internet should be available and accessible by all and is committed to providing a Website that meets the needs of individuals with disabilities.
To fulfill this goal, DYNAFIT adheres to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG) at the AA level. These guidelines describe how to make web content accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with these guidelines helps us ensure that our Website is accessible to all persons with disabilities.
To make our Website more easily accessible for disabled individuals, DYNAFIT provides an accessibility tool that allows disabled users to access the Website in accessible formats and in compliance with WCAG. This tool is an application that runs in the background and continuously optimizes the accessibility level of the Website. This application adapts the functionality and behavior of the Website for screen-readers used by blind users and keyboard functions used by individuals with motor impairments. It also addresses potential HTML issues and allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the Website’s user interface (UI) and adapt it to their personal needs. More details about how the accessibility tool works are described below in “Accessibility Tool Information”.
This tool may be accessed by clicking on a blue icon of a stick figure on the Website. If you experience any difficulty using this tool or accessing any part of the Website or any of our materials, or if you have any suggestions or feedback to share about the accessibility of the Website, please contact us immediately.
In order to respond quickly and to address your concerns, please provide as much detail as possible about the accessibility issue you are experiencing, including: (a) the nature of the issue encountered, (b) the specific URL (web address) of the page or pages in question, (c) the information you seek, (d) your email address for a response, and (e) any other information that will help us to understand and address the issue.
Our Customer Service team is available Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST at (240) 392-3074 or by email at [email protected]. We will work with you to ensure that you have full access to the information that you are interested in and can purchase our products, if desired.
Accessibility Tool Information
The accessibility tool allow disabled users to access the Website in accessible formats and in compliance with WCAG, including the following:
A. Screen-Reader and Keyboard Navigation. Our Website uses ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications), alongside various different behavioral changes, to ensure blind users with screen-readers are able to read and comprehend the Website’s functions. When a user with a screen-reader enters our Website, they receive a prompt to enter the Screen-Reader Profile so they can navigate our Website.
1. Screen-Reader Optimization: We provide screen-readers with accessible data using the ARIA set of attributes, including accurate form labels, descriptions for actionable icons (e.g., social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.), validation guidance for form inputs, element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popups), and other content. The accessibility tool scans the Website’s images and provides an accurate and meaningful image-object-recognition-based description as an alternate text (ALT) tag for images that are not described. It also extracts texts that are embedded within the image, using OCR (optical character recognition) technology. Our Screen-Reader Optimization adjustments are compatible with all popular screen readers, including JAWS and NVDA, and provides ongoing adjustments, even when we are updating the Website.
To turn on screen-reader adjustments at any time, press the Alt+1 keyboard combination. Screen-reader users also receive automatic announcements to turn the screen-reader mode on when they enter the Website.
Keyboard users can access quick-navigation and content-skip menus available at any time by clicking Alt+1 while navigating with the keyboard, and can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
B. Disability Profiles. Our Website supports the following specific disability profiles:
1. Epilepsy Safe Profile. This profile minimizes the risk of seizures for individuals with epilepsy that result from flashing or blinking animations and risky color combinations.
2. Visually Impaired Profile.This profile adjusts the Website to make it accessible to the majority of individuals who have visual impairments, including degrading eyesight, tunnel vision, cataracts, and glaucoma.
3. Cognitive Disability Profile. This profile provides various assistive features to help users with cognitive disabilities like autism, dyslexia, CVA, and others, to focus on the essential elements more easily.
4. ADHD Friendly Profile. This profile reduces distractions and noise to help individuals with ADHD and neurodevelopmental disorders browse, read, and focus on essential elements of the Website more easily.
5. Blind Users Profile (Screen-readers).This profile adjusts the Website to be compatible with screen-readers such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and TalkBack that are installed on the user’s computer.
6. Keyboard Navigation Profile (Motor-Impaired). This profile enables motor-impaired persons to operate the website using the keyboard Tab, Shift+Tab, and the Enter keys. Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.
C. Additional User Interface, Design, and Readability Adjustments.
1. Font Adjustments. Users can increase and decrease font size, change its type, adjust the spacing, alignment, line height, and more.
2. Color Adjustments.Users can select various color contrast profiles such as light, dark, inverted, and monochrome. Additionally, users can swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds, with over seven different coloring options.
3. Animations. Users with epilepsy can stop all running animations with the click of a button. Animations controlled by the interface include videos, GIFs, and CSS flashing transitions.
4. Content Highlighting. Users can choose to emphasize important elements such as links and titles. They can also choose to highlight focused or hovered elements only.
5. Audio Muting. This option, which is particularly helpful for people susceptible to migraines or who use hearing devices, lets users mute the entire website instantly.
6. Cognitive Disorders. The accessibility tool utilizes a search engine linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary, allowing people with cognitive disorders to decipher meanings of phrases, initials, slang, and others.
7. Additional Functions. The accessibility tool also provides users the option to change cursor color and size, use a printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard, and many other functions.
D. Browser and Assistive Technology Compatibility. DYNAFIT strives to support a wide array of browsers and assistive technologies so that our disabled users can choose the browsers and technologies that best suit their needs. The accessibility tool that we use has been designed to be compatible with all major browsers and systems, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.
E. Problems or Comments? Please Contact Us
Although DYANFIT strives to maintain and improve the accessibility of its Website, despite our best efforts to operate our Website so that it is accessible to people with disabilities, at times there may be pages or sections of the Website that are not fully accessible or for which there is no adequate technical solution to make them accessible. If you experience any difficulty using this accessibility tool or accessing any part of our Website or any of our materials, or if you have any suggestions or feedback to share about the accessibility of the Website, please contact us immediately at [email protected]
DYNAFIT ADA Compliance Plan
DYNAFIT (“DYNAFIT”) understands the difficulties that individuals with disabilities face and has supported and employed individuals with disabilities for many years. DYNAFIT is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities can access the material resources, information, communications, and services available through our website, dynafit.com, and our blogs (the “Website”). To accomplish these goals, DYNAFIT has adopted this ADA Compliance Plan (the “Plan”).
Adopting an Accessibility Standard: WCAG 2.1 Level AA. The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) is the law that applies to website accessibility. As of October 2021, neither Congress nor the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) have formally adopted a uniform position identifying what accessibility standards a website must meet to be deemed to be in compliance with the ADA. For almost a decade, however, the DOJ has frequently stated and recognized the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (“WCAG”) 2.0, Level AA, as the “industry guidelines for making web content accessible” under the ADA and an “industry standard”. In addition, many courts have agreed that WCAG 2.0, Level AA requirements are the “gold standard” for ADA website compliance. More recently, in 2018, the World Wide Web Consortium issued an updated version, WCAG 2.1, which incorporates all of version 2.0 as well as 17 new criteria, and DYNAFIT has adopted WCAG 2.1, Level AA as the standard for its Website.
ADA Compliance. To make our Website more easily accessible for disabled individuals, DYNAFIT provides an accessibility tool that allows disabled users to access the Website in accessible formats and in compliance with WCAG. This tool runs in the background and continually optimizes the Website’s accessibility with WCAG. The tool allows disabled individuals to select filters based on their particular disability so that the user’s Website interaction meets WCAG standards. This tool may be accessed by clicking on a blue icon of a stick figure on the Website. In addition, DYNAFIT periodically reviews and tests the Website to ensure that the information and materials posted on the Website substantially conform to WCAG standards. DYNAFIT will take the steps described in this Plan to ensure that the Website is and remains ADA compliant by substantially conforming to those standards.*
1. Maintaining and Updating the Website
DYNAFIT will provide an accessibility tool on its Website that allows disabled users to access the Website in accessible formats and in compliance with WCAG. We understand that despite our best efforts to allow disabled individuals to adjust the Website to meet their disabilities, there may be times where certain pages or sections of the Website are not fully in compliance with WCAG. DYNAFIT will use commercially reasonable efforts to continue to improve its Website’s accessibility through periodic updates and new technologies.
2. Periodic WCAG Accessibility Tests
In addition to the accessibility tool that maintains the Website’s compliance with WCAG standards and the accessibility reports that the accessibility tool may generate, approximately twice each year, DYNAFIT will conduct a screening test of the Website using a third-party website screening and testing tool to confirm the Website’s compliance with WCAG. DYNAFIT will review the test results to determine if it discloses any significant accessibility issues or errors that do not substantially conform to WCAG.
3. Correcting WCAG Issues
If the screening test discloses accessibility issues or errors that are not in substantial conformance with WCAG, DYNAFIT will identify the issues that require repair and, subject to the requirements of the ADA, correct the issues necessary to maintain and continue the Website’s conformance with WCAG. DYNAFIT will use its best efforts to return the Website to substantial WCAG conformance as soon as possible. DYNAFIT acknowledges that screening tests of the Website may incorrectly designate some accessibility issues as errors, (“false positives”), as uncorrectable, and/or as outside of WCAG conformance. In such cases, DYNAFIT will provide an explanation of why the issue designated is incorrectly flagged or uncorrectable and those explanations will be kept as part of the Website’s screening test records as described below.
4. Non-conforming Third-Party Materials
Some third-party vendors or providers, for example, Google, Instagram, Facebook, etc., may provide materials or services to the Website that are not in conformance with WCAG, but that the Website links to or uses. In addition, users of the Website may generate content that is posted on the Website that is not in conformance with WCAG. DYNAFIT cannot control third-party conduct, and the Plan does not require DYNAFIT to take any steps to bring into WCAG or ADA conformance, any third-party materials or content, including but not limited to, user generated content, content and/or other websites linked from the Website, content hosted by third parties and implemented on the Website, advertisements, video and video narratives, and other content provided by third-parties.
5. Other Steps to Improve Accessibility for the Disabled
In addition to adopting this Plan and periodically testing the Website to confirm that it remains in substantial conformance with WCAG, DYNAFIT has posted an Accessibility Statement on its Website that provides disabled users who are experiencing difficulty with accessing any part of the Website with a phone number and email so that they can contact DYNAFIT to quickly access the Website content that they desire.
6. Record Keeping
DYNAFIT will keep records of the screening tests conducted, test results, actions taken, false positive, uncorrectable explanations, and costs incurred in administering the Plan and keeping the Website in substantial conformance with the ADA and WCAG.
*Please note that the abbreviation “WCAG”, as used in this Plan, refers to the Accessibility Standards described in WCAG 2.0, Level AA, at minimum, and may include standards that exceed WCAG 2.1, Level AA (for example, by meeting standards that are identified later versions or amendments), but does not refer to accessibility standards below or not in conformance with WCAG 2.0, Level AA. Nothing in this Plan is intended to, nor shall, require DYNAFIT to take any action that is not required pursuant to the requirements of Title III of the ADA or to undertake efforts where the cost, difficulty, and/or impact of would constitute an “undue burden” as defined in Title III of the ADA.