At Aramco, we want everything we create online to be accessible to as many peopleas possible. So we’ve taken careful measures to cultivate an inclusive digital space, in accordance with the Web Content Accessibility guidelines, as set out by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Our goal is to continue identifying and implementing new ways for our content to meet accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability.
Here are some examples of these enhancing features:
This feature, designed to aid people with visual impairments, allows you to hear thestory narrated, as it’s sometimes difficult to determine what you’re watching from text alone.
For aid hearing-impaired visitors, we offer subtitles that match the default site language. Both the interactive story and its associated content default to this language.
When a screen reader is enabled, each button within the interactive stories also includes a voice-over label.
Alt text has two functions. One is to supplement screen-reading tools, as providing rich descriptions of images may improve the experience of visually impaired readers. It also gives search engines the necessary information to best index our web content.
For these reasons, imagery presented outside the interactive stories, including our logo and other brand images, is tagged with either a title or description (or both).
Images that exist for design purposes, however, such as background textures, do not include alt tags.
To help people with color blindness, we have specially selected shades to maximize contrast. All color schemes are also optimized for readability.
The size of the text on-screen is scalable, meaning that users can increase or decrease the font size, depending on their individual preferences. Note: text within the interactive stories does not include this feature, and some browsers do not support it.
All pages adhere to a logical document structure to enable screen readers and other assistive technology.
Most of the website can be navigated by keystrokes. Moreover, all of the interactive stories are tab-able; the tab key activates this accessibility layer.
We have sought to use language that is easy to understand.
ARIA roles, which support screen readers, are descriptions that identify figures within web content where appropriate semantics do not already exist. By signaling the purpose of different graphics, navigation, and dynamic elements, this information helps the screen reader interpret the content and functionality of each web page. All of our content, with the exception of the interactive stories themselves, includes this feature.