This statement applies to content published on the https://www.ivanremus.com/ domain. It does not apply to content on subdomains under https://www.ivanremus.com/ and accessibility is addressed, when possible, on those respective subdomains.
This website is run and managed by Ivan Remus, PE, Esq. DBA Living by Design. It is designed to be used by as many people as possible. The text should be clear and simple to understand. You should be able to:
- zoom in up to 400% ["CONTROL" and "+" to zoom in / "CONTROL" and "-" to zoom out], using the browser scale, or up to 100% using the ADA widget without problems
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- use most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS and NVDA)
We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone and are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability.
To fulfill this, we aim to adhere as strictly as possible to the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level, although we don’t claim 100% conformance in the instance there are unknown issues.
These guidelines explain how to make web content accessible to persons with a variety of impairments or disabilities. Complying with these standards allows us to ensure that the website is usable by everyone, including blind people, individuals with mobility impairments, visual impairment, cognitive disabilities, and others.
This website uses a third-party widget that allows people with particular impairments to customize the web site's UI (user interface) and adapt it to their specific requirements or personal needs.
Please refer to the Feedback and Contact Information section to reach us, if you experience any non-conformant content or functionality.
Disability profiles supported on our website
There are many ways to experience disability. One person might have a physical disability, while another may be blind or have a hearing impairment.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to protect people with disabilities from discrimination in employment, public accommodations, and transportation.
The following are the different disability profiles out website supports through the ADA widget.
Epilepsy Safe Mode: This profile enables people with epilepsy to use the website safely by eliminating the risk of seizures that result from flashing or blinking animations and risky color combinations.
Cognitive Disability Mode: This mode provides different assistive options to help users with cognitive impairments such as Dyslexia, Autism, CVA, and others, to focus on the essential elements of the website more easily.
ADHD Friendly Mode: This mode helps users with ADHD and Neurodevelopmental disorders to read, browse, and focus on the main website elements more easily while significantly reducing distractions.
Blindness Mode: This mode configures the website to be compatible with screen-readers such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and TalkBack. A screen-reader is software for blind users that is installed on a computer and smartphone, and websites must be compatible with it.
Visually Impaired Mode: This mode adjusts the website for the convenience of users with visual impairments such as Degrading Eyesight, Tunnel Vision, Cataracts, Glaucoma, and others.
Web accessibility is crucial in order to ensure that all individuals with disabilities can easily find the information they need, regardless of what their disability may be. This means that people with disabilities should be able to access all the information and features on a website, regardless of how difficult it may be to see or read.
The following tools available through the ADA widget enable users to adjust how the content of our site is displayed, so it is as readable as possible to their particular disability.
-Content Scaling. The option allows scaling the website content.
-Readable Font. The option converts the content font to a more readable one.
-Dyslexia Friendly. The option adapts the font to be more convenient for Dyslexic users.
-Highlight Titles. The option highlights the titles with borders for all site content.
-Highlight Links. The option highlights the links with borders for all site content.
-Text Magnifier. The option allows you to display specific text in the magnifier on hover.
-Font Sizing. The option allows you to change the text font size as a percentage.
-Line Height. The option allows you to change the font line-height as a percentage
-Letter Spacing. The option allows you to change the text letter spacing as a percentage.
-Text Alignment. The option aligns the website content to the left, center, or right.
Visual Pleasing Experience
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website accessibility guidelines recommend using color contrast and color choice to make websites more pleasing to the eye to ensure that all individuals with disabilities can easily find the information they need.
The following tools to make our website more accessible by colorizing it are available through our ADA widget.
-Dark contrast: The option sets a dark contrast for the content of the entire site.
-Light contrast: The option sets a light contrast for the content of the entire site.
-Monochrome: The option applies a monochrome color scheme for the entire site.
-High Saturation: The option adds color saturation for the entire site content.
-High Contrast: The option increases color contrast for the entire site content.
-Low Saturation: The option minimizes color saturation for the entire site content.
-Text Color: The option displays a color picker to adjust the text color of website content.
-Title Color: The option displays a color picker to adjust the title color of website content.
-Background Color: The option displays a color picker to adjust the background color of website content.
Additional UI, design, and readability adjustments
People with visual impairments, cognitive disabilities, or motor impairments often have difficulty orienting themselves when looking at websites. This is especially true for sites that are new to them or those that are designed in a way that is confusing or difficult to understand.
These are the tools, available through our ADA widget, to make our website more accessible to individuals with visual impairments, cognitive disabilities, or motor impairments to orient better at our site.
-Mute Sounds: The option mutes all sounds on the site.
-Hide Images: The option hides all images on the site.
-Virtual Keyboard: The option enables the virtual keyboard when any one of the input fields is active.
-Stop Animations: The option allows disabling animations on the site.
-Highlight Hover: The option highlights the hover area by borders.
-Highlight Focus: The option highlights the focus area by borders.
-Big Black Cursor: The option enables a large black cursor instead of the regular one.
-Big White Cursor: The option enables a large white cursor instead of the regular one.
-Reading Guide: The option displays a guideline that follows the cursor and helps to concentrate only on the specific text.
-Reading Mask: The option creates a horizontal mask of a certain height that follows the cursor and allows you to select and focus only on a certain part of the content.
-Text To Speech: The option enables the Text-to-Speech feature. The audio is generated when the user highlights text.
-Keyboard Navigation: This option enables motor-impaired persons to operate the website using the keyboard navigation feature. The navigation keys allow you to move the cursor, move around in documents and webpages, and edit text. The following table lists some common functions of these keys.
- -Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, or Down Arrow. Move the cursor or the selection one space or line in the direction of the arrow, or scroll a webpage in the direction of the arrow.
- -Home: Move the cursor to the end of a line or move to the top of a webpage.
- -End: Move the cursor to the end of a line or move to the bottom of a webpage.
- -Page Up: Move the cursor or page up one screen.
- -Page Down: Move the cursor or page down one screen.
Browser and assistive technology compatibility
We aim 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 major systems that comprise over 95% of the user market share including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera and Microsoft Edge, JAWS, and NVDA (screen readers), both for Windows and for MAC users.
IvanRemus.com is not compatible with:
- -Microsoft browsers prior to Chromium Edge
- -IE 11 down and legacy Edge
Living By Design assessed the accessibility of IvanRemus.com by the following approaches:
- -Human-Driven Self-Evaluation
- -Third-Party Automated Auditing Tools
- -Third-Party Guided, Human-Tested Auditing Tools
Measures to Support Accessibility
Living By Design takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of our website:
- -Include accessibility throughout our internal policies
- -Provide continual accessibility training for our staff
- -Assign clear accessibility goals and responsibilities
- -Employ formal accessibility quality assurance methods
Feedback and Contact Information
Despite our best efforts to make the website accessible to everyone, there may still be portions of it that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming so, or lack an adequate technological answer to make them accessible.
We continue to make every effort to test the website and to remove barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from interacting with or accessing information made available on our website. If we become aware of content that does not conform to the WCAG 2.0 Level AA standards, we will make reasonably good faith efforts to make the content conform to the standards.
We cannot control or correct problems with these third-party sites, but please let us know if you encounter difficulty with the sites, we link to so we can pass the information along to the owners of those websites. You may also want to address your concerns directly to these third parties.
While this policy does provide the standard for individuals with disabilities to access Web-based information, this policy cannot anticipate every accessibility need, due to known limitations of existing technology. There may be other circumstances, independent of technology that may limit the accessibility of our websites.
Adobe Acrobat is required to view and print PDF documents that appear on this website. Download the latest free version of Adobe Reader in order to improve the viewing of these files. We are currently working on our processes to ensure all PDFs are accessible.
While we strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website, particularly as it relates to content by third parties.
We employ a third-party widget that allows people with particular impairments to customize the web site's UI (user interface) and adapt it to their specific requirements or personal needs.
We are not responsible for ensuring that third-party content, software/tools, widgets, Add-ins, APIs, etc., which are not owned by us but are otherwise located on or linked to our websites, conform to WCAG 2.0 Level AA, and shall not be liable if they are inaccessible to individuals with disabilities.
We firmly believe that the internet should be available and accessible to anyone and are committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability
We are nevertheless enhancing accessibility, adding, updating and improving its alternatives and features, as well as developing and adopting cutting-edge technologies.
We are always looking to improve the accessibility of our site, so if you find anything on the site difficult to use, please let us know via:
To help us understand the problem as quickly as we can, please tell us:
- -the web address or title of the page where you found a problem
- -the problem you experienced
- -what computer, software, and browser type is in use
- -All constructive feedback about the accessibility or usability of our site is welcome and we promise to consider it carefully.
We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions concerning these terms, by visiting our Contact Page or clicking on the button below and leaving us a message.
Please note that email communications will not necessarily be secure; accordingly, you should not include credit card information or other sensitive information in your email correspondence with us.
Last Revised: July 12th, 2022