Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement

General

Access to any company’s website can be challenging for persons having certain disabilities.  A person’s disability is often unique. What works well for one person, may cause difficulties for another person.  Our company has made efforts to accommodate as many of our customers and potential customers as is reasonable given our size, resources, and knowledge of our customers, and potential customer’s needs.  To that end, we have engaged the services of professionals to assist and advise us in these matters. 

Accessibility on this Website

Our website provides several methods, features, and policies that can help with access to our website and/or to products or services provided or referred to on our website or by our business. 

There are also various aids available provided by third parties and most browsers.

If you are having difficulty with access to our website even after utilizing any accessibility features within this website and/or any third party or browser features, we invite you to contact us for further assistance.  Contact information is set forth below.

Some Specific Accessibility Features within this website.

This website contains a third-party plugin, also known as a Widget, called AudioEye, which is powered by this third party’s dedicated accessibility server.  Use of this Widget can improve website access for some users, particularly related to certain type of disabilities. On our website, the AudioEye widget is located in the lower right hand corner of most pages.

Enabling the Accessibility Menu

The accessibility menu is enabled by clicking the AudioEye menu icon that appears when you click on the Widget described above. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.

AudioEye Trusted

Audio Eye Accessibility Certification

The AudioEye Certification seal represents a commitment to accessibility and digital inclusion. The AudioEye certification process involves automatic and manual testing with the goal of maximizing conformance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Level AA Success Criteria.

AudioEye certifies that this site is in the process of being enhanced to conform with WCAG 2.1 Level AA Success Criteria to the greatest extent possible.

AudioEye and deansbeans.com continue to collaborate in an ongoing effort to maintain conformance and provide an accessible user experience for all users

This website is regularly tested using a variety of assistive technologies. We recommend using the following web browser / screen reader combinations for an optimized experience:

For Windows users: JAWS and Chrome or NVDA and Firefox

For Mac users: VoiceOver and Safari or VoiceOver and Chrome

For mobile users: VoiceOver for the iPhone and TalkBack for Android devices

Web Accessibility Guidelines

Please see more information about WCAG compliance.

Improving the User Experience for Users of Assistive Technologies

deansbeans.com has leveraged the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 as reference to ensure the web content made available from this site is more accessible for individuals with disabilities and user friendly for everyone.

These globally recognized best practices (as recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium) consist of three levels of accessibility measurement (A, AA, and AAA). To the greatest extent feasible, deansbeans.com has elected to conform to Level AA of these guidelines.

Related Links

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

 

Disclaimer

We anticipate that from time to time, within our resources, we will be making modifications to parts of our website, and possibly modifications to accessibility of our website.   Reasonable efforts toward improving accessible and unhindered use of our website by customers and potential customers is generally a worthwhile goal.  Moving closer to this goal will often depend on the knowledge the company has regarding any particular difficulties those using the website might encounter, as well as available resources and improvements in technology.  

Despite the efforts we may have made regarding accessibility, consistent with normal business practices for a company of or size and resources, some content, features, processes, or policies, may be improved, so we welcome your suggestions.

Third Party Applications

Our website may use third party add-ons (also known as “plug-ins”) for certain functions, such as Google Maps, social media feeds, etc.  These may not work or may not work the same for every user and/or every type of disability.  We do not have control over the structure of these plug-ins, and are unable to modify them at all or to the extent that would accommodate every user of our website, and are not responsible for those elements, which we do not control.   

Video

Our website has some video elements. Each video has either close captioning or text equivalent located next to the video.

We are Here for You

If you are experiencing difficulties with any content on our website because of a disability, or if you require assistance with any part of our site because of your particular disability, please contact us and let us know.  We will be happy to assist. 

You can contact us by phone at 978-544-2002, and one of our staff members will be happy to assist you with navigating our website. 

You can also send an email, explaining in as much detail as possible, what type of difficulty you had, or may have had, or believe others may have. You can send these emails to: support@deansbeans.com.

In contacting us by telephone or email, your privacy will be strictly protected.  This means that:

  • you will not be required to provide any personal information, including but not limited to your:
    • Name, address, telephone number, the specific type of disability you may have, information about goods, products, or services you might be interested in, email address (unless you include it in an email you send to us or to our representatives).

This website may or may not have links to third party websites.  A few third-party websites (which may or may not have a link or relation to this website) may have their own accessibility features.  A number (but not all) links to descriptions of or information about third party website features as provided by some of these third party websites are listed here for your convenience.  This website has not reviewed these statements by others and does not render an opinion on the accuracy of these statements.

Google
For Google Products, including but not limited to:
Chrome
Android
Gmail
https://www.google.com/accessibility/products-features/

Firefox Brower
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tota11y-accessibility-toolkit/

Internet Explorer
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17456/windows-internet-explorer-ease-of-access-options

Facebook Accessibility Policy

YouTube Accessibility Policy

Instagram Accessibility Announcement

Instagram Accessibility

Twitter Accessibility

LinkedIn Accessibility

Also, for reference, are the following, which this website has not reviewed or tested. By including these references, this website is not rendering an opinion on any statement made by any of these third parties or contained within any part of these links.

Third Party Screen Readers:

JAWS
https://www.freedomscientific.com/products/software/jaws/

A general discussion of Screen Readers by the American Foundation of the Blind
https://www.afb.org/blindness-and-low-vision/using-technology/assistive-technology-products/screen-readers

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