April 13, 2024

Conformity status

We firmly believe that the internet should be accessible and available to everyone and are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance or ability.

To achieve this, we strive to follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) at level AA as strictly as possible. These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities. Following these guidelines helps us to ensure that the website is accessible to all people: blind people, people with motor impairments, visual impairments, cognitive disabilities and more.

This website uses various technologies aimed at making it as accessible as possible at all times. We use an accessibility interface that allows people with specific disabilities to customize the website’s user interface (UI) and design according to their personal needs.

In addition, the website uses an AI-based application that runs in the background and constantly optimizes its accessibility level. This application fixes HTML problems of the website, adapts its functionality and behavior for screen readers used by blind users and for keyboard functions of persons with motor impairments.

If you have found a malfunction or have ideas for improvement, we would love to hear from you. You can contact the operators of the website via the following e-mail: kontakt@lvbwapk.de

Screen reader and keyboard navigation

Our website implements Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) attribute technology along with various behavioral modifications to ensure that blind users visiting with screen readers can read, understand and enjoy the features of the website. As soon as a user with a screen reader enters our site, he/she immediately receives a prompt to enter the screen reader profile so that he/she can browse and use your site effectively. Here’s how our website covers some of the most important requirements of screen readers:

Optimization for screen readers: We run a background process that learns the components of the website from top to bottom to ensure ongoing compliance even when updating the website. In this process, we provide meaningful data to screen readers by using the ARIA attribute set. For example, we provide accurate form labels; descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, shopping cart icons, etc.); validation instructions for form inputs; element roles such as buttons, menus, modal dialogs (popups) and others. In addition, the background process scans all images on the website and provides an accurate and meaningful image object recognition-based description as an ALT tag (alternative text) for images that are not described. It will also extract text embedded within the image using optical character recognition (OCR) technology. To activate the screen reader adaptations at any time, users only need to press the key combination Alt+1. Screen reader users also receive automatic notifications to switch on screen reader mode.