The National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) firmly believes that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone, and is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.
To fulfill this promise, we aim to adhere as closely as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.01 (WCAG 2.1) and the AA level. These guidelines explain how to make web content more accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities. Complying with these guidelines helps us provide a site that is accessible to all people, from the blind to the motor impaired.
Invent.org utilizes various technologies that are meant to make it as accessible as possible at all times. The interface allows persons with specific disabilities to adjust the website’s UI (user interface) and design it to their personal needs. This interface replaces the older fashioned method of providing all users with the same, lesser but accessible design or user interface.
Please hit the ADA symbol on the bottom-left corner of Invent.org to read more about the interface capabilities.
Browser and Assistive Technology Compatibility
NIHF aims to support the widest array of browsers and assistive technologies as possible, so our users can choose the best fitting tools for them, with as few limitations as possible. Therefore, we have worked very hard to be able to support all the modern, major and popular systems that comprise over 95% of the users’ market share and include: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, Microsoft Edge and I.E 11 or above, JAWS and NVSA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users. This website is operable using other systems and platforms as well, though we are not officially supporting them and recommend the aforementioned options.
Notes, Comments and Feedback:
Despite our very best efforts to allow anybody to adjust the website to their needs, it is possible that there will still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or are lacking an adequate technological solution to make them accessible. Still, we are constantly improving the accessibility interface by adding, updating and improving its options and features, and developing and adopting new technologies. All this is meant to reach the optimal level of accessibility at any time and in accordance with technological advancements.
If you’ve discovered a bug or malfunction, if you find any aspect of the interface difficult to use, or if you have ideas for improvement, we’d be happy to hear from you. You can reach out to the website’s operators by using the following email: [email protected]