First Bank of the Palm Beaches has announced that it has taken a major step toward making its website accessible to anyone, including those with disabilities. By updating its website with various technologies, First Bank is adhering to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) which ensures that web content is more accessible to people with a wide array of disabilities.
Visitors to www.FirstBankPB.bank now have the option to adjust the website’s user interface (UI) and design it to their personal needs by clicking on the green wheelchair icon from any page on the website. From the menu, users can make the site more accessible by modifying features including: fonts, colors, animations, content highlighting, and audio muting.
The website also employs Artificial Intelligence (AI) that enhances the site for vision-impaired people who use screen readers and for the motor impaired who navigate websites with their keyboard. The AI-based applications provide screen readers with accurate form labels, descriptions for actionable icons, validation guidance for form inputs, and accurate and meaningful image descriptions. Keyboard users will find that quick-navigation and content-skip menus are available.
“For more than a year, First Bank of the Palm Beaches has been taking steps to make our website accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability,” said Jay Shearouse, Chairman and CEO of First Bank of the Palm Beaches. “With our newest round of updates and the addition of artificial intelligence, we’re confident that all people, from the blind to the motor impaired can access and navigate our website with ease.”