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Accessibility Statement for Homethreads.com


USERWAY takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Homethreads.com:


  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.
  • Include people with disabilities in our design personas.


Conformance status


The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Homethreads is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard. Homethreads is taking steps to close this gap in the near future.


Our goal is to comply with WCAG 2.1 Level AA conformance


Homethreads.com has taken the following steps to make the website compliant with WCAG 2.1 Guidelines has engaged with a third-party accessibility consulting organization, UserWay (https://userway.org) to work with Homethreads staff on:

  • Scanning & monitoring of the accessibility violations using an automated scanner.
  • Performing Manual accessibility audit on the critical workflows using people with various disabilities & assistive technologies.
  • Usability test of the website using people with disabilities.
  • Identifying & remediating the manual accessibility violations.
  • Training the design, developer & content teams to make accessibility part of the process & life cycle of the application.


A partial list of Accessibility Features on Homethreads.com


  • All images and other non-text elements have alternative text associated with them.
  • Navigational aids are provided on all pages. Skip navigation links have been incorporated to facilitate keyboard navigation and to bypass groups of links on a page and jump directly to main content.
  • The title attribute has been used to make linked text more meaningful or to indicate if the link opens a new browser window.
  • Structural markup to indicate headings and lists has been provided to aid in page comprehension.
  • Forms are associated with labels and instructions on filling in forms are available to screen reader users.
  • Table navigation instructions are provided, and all data cells are associated with their headers.


There will be links on homethreads.com that might redirect to a third-party site. Homethreads.com is not liable or responsible for the accessibility of third-party website or application.

There are few instances where we use third party embeds like Google maps, social media posts, photos, videos etc. While we take precautions to provide an alternative way to access the same content, it is possible that there might be some loss of feature or functionality due to ever changing landscape of the social platforms. If you encounter any content that is blocking you from performing any activity, please do email us at help@homethreads.com or call us at 561-835-5999


Feedback


We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Homethreads.com. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Homethreads.com:

  • Phone: 561-835-5999
  • E-mail: help@homethreads.com
  • Postal Address: 7700 Congress Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33487

    We try to respond to feedback within 2 business days.


    Limitations and alternatives


    Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of our site, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below. Known limitations for:

    • Comments from users: Uploaded images may not have text alternatives because We cannot ensure the quality of contributions. We monitor user comments and typically repair issues within 2 business days. Please use the ‘report issue’ button if you encounter an issue.
    • PDF furniture assembly instructions: Manufacturer-supplied assembly instructions in PDF format are readable with assistive technology, but not all images have alternative text.
    • Videos depicting product attributes are supplied by manufacturers and may not be accompanied by captions. Homethreads is reviewing videos for accessibility, and will remove or remediate those that are not accessible.


    Date: This statement was created on 15 December 2021.

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