Accessibility Policy (ADA) for LastMinuteFareDeal.com
Accessibility and user-friendliness are priorities for LastMinuteFareDeal.com, which is why we've built a site that everyone can use. Our company's mission is to use its employees' combined wits to develop innovative travel solutions for the benefit of our clients and business associates.
Our intent is to ensure that as many people as possible can use our website and take advantage of our services. We are dedicated to incorporating the W3C's WCAG 2.1 (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) into our product development strategy.
We are aware that in order to maintain compliance with WCAG, we must also adapt to new versions of the guidelines.
Key Focus Areas:
- User Experience & Training in Engineering: Every member of our product team receives initial training, ongoing refreshers, and regular informational meetings. Plus, if you have any questions or need any assistance, our accessibility team is here for you.
- Quality Control: LastMinuteFareDeal uses both manual and automated accessibility testing, as well as continuous assessment by both in-house and external accessibility specialists, in an effort to incorporate WCAG. The accessibility and usability of our site is something we want to keep working on.
- Component Library: We prioritized making our component library WCAG-compliant in order to scale, maintain rapid development, and enable continuous deployment. This UI Toolkit was developed with accessibility in mind and features accessible buttons, menus, dialogs, and more. Our front-end teams will then utilize these parts to build a user interface that is both standardized and easy to use.
- Documentation: Our product teams have access to an extensive library of documentation, including best practices, discipline-specific support guides, and frequently asked questions. As the WCAG guidelines develop, we update and enhance this documentation accordingly.
- To do this, we try to follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG 2.1) at the AA level set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). These rules explain how to make web content accessible to people with a wide range of disabilities. By following these rules, we can make sure that the website can be used by blind people, people with motor impairments, people with vision problems, people with cognitive problems, and more.
- Several technologies are used on this website to make it as easy to use as possible at all times. We use an accessibility interface that lets people with certain disabilities change the website's user interface (UI) and make it work for them.
- The website also uses an AI-based app that runs in the background and constantly improves its level of accessibility. This application fixes the website's HTML and makes changes to its functionality and behavior so that screen-readers and keyboard functions can be used by people with motor impairments.
- Navigation with a Screen Reader and a Keyboard:
- Our website uses the ARIA attributes (Accessible Rich Internet Applications) method and makes other changes to its behavior to make sure that blind people who use screen readers can read, understand, and enjoy the website's features. When a user with a screen-reader goes to your site, they are immediately asked to enter their Screen-Reader Profile so that they can use your site well and navigate it. Here are some of the most important things our website does to meet screen-reader needs:
- Optimization for Screen Readers:
- We have a process that learns all of the website's parts, from top to bottom, so that even when the website is updated, it will still be compliant. During this process, we use the ARIA set of attributes to give screen-readers information that makes sense. For example, we provide accurate form labels, descriptions for actionable icons (social media icons, search icons, cart icons, etc.), validation guidance for form inputs, and the roles of elements like buttons, menus, modal dialogues (popup), and others.
- Also, the background process checks all of the images on the website. It gives an accurate and meaningful description of an image's objects as an ALT (alternative text) tag for images that don't have one. Using OCR (optical character recognition) technology, it will also pull out texts that are part of the image. Users only need to press the Alt+1 key combination to make changes to the screen reader at any time. Users of screen readers are also told automatically when they go to a website to turn on the screen reader mode.
- Popular screen readers like JAWS, NVDA, Voiceover, and Talkback can work with these changes.
- Optimization of Keyboard Navigation:
- Also, people who use the keyboard can find content-skip menus at any time by pressing Alt+2 or as the first thing on the site when they use the keyboard. Triggered popups are also taken care of by the background process, which moves the keyboard focus to them as soon as they appear and doesn't let it go anywhere else.
- Users can also use shortcuts like "M" for menus, "H" for headings, "F" for forms, "B" for buttons, and "G" for graphics to jump to specific elements.
Compatibility with a Variety of Web Browsers and Other Forms of Accessibility Technology
Resources for Disabled and Handicapped Travelers
- Traveling with a disability can be hard, but it can also help you in many ways, both physically and mentally. Exploring the world gives people the chance to learn about new things, have new experiences, and change the way they see things. Preparing for an airplane trip can take a lot of time, but people with disabilities can have a safe and fun trip on any airline with the help of airline staff, travel agents, and friends or family. Before leaving home, make sure you have all the necessary medical equipment, medications, and supplies. This will make traveling easier and healthier. When traveling with a disability, it can be best to think about your specific disability and plan ahead, keeping in mind your own abilities.
- Air Travel:
- When people with disabilities want to fly, they face some unique problems. Even though many newer planes are made to be accessible to people in wheelchairs, older planes that are still in use tend to be less so. No matter what kind of disability you have, it can be helpful to stay in touch with a representative from the disability services department of your preferred airline. This can help you plan ahead and make sure that all of your needs are met before and during your trip. Working with a representative from the airline or a travel agent from the beginning of your trip can help you find affordable airfares as well. Find out which airlines are the best for people with disabilities by looking into them. In some cases, airlines will let people with disabilities go through security checks and board the plane faster.
- Those who want to take their wheelchairs on a plane may need to do more planning and preparation. Wheelchair users may need to switch to an aisle chair to fit between the rows of seats on an airplane. Also, people with disabilities will have to figure out how to go to the bathroom before getting on an airplane, since the bathrooms on planes are often too small for a wheelchair to fit in. Putting waterproof instructions on how to use a manual or electric wheelchair and who owns it before putting it in a storage area during a flight can make it less likely that the mobility device will get damaged.
- TSA- Disabilities and Medical Conditions
- The Center for an Assessable Society – The Americans with Disability Act
- Travel Tips with Disability
- USA Today – Airline Traveling With Handicaps and Disabilities
- Airport services for people with disabilities
- Travel Buddies for Older People
- Air Travel with Medical Equipment & Medications:
- Making sure your medications and medical equipment are in order and ready to go will save you time and keep you from getting sick while you're on the road. Find out how much of your prescription medicine you can bring with you on your chosen mode of transportation. Make sure that you can fit any medicine you need in a carry-on bag. If you carry your health insurance information with you on your trip, it will be easier for you to get treatment quickly if you get sick. Be aware that some commercial transportation services may let you keep medical and mobility equipment close to you, while others may have rules that say the equipment must be kept in a safe place. You could also think about getting insurance for your medical or mobility equipment to protect it from damage. If your disability is serious or needs constant care, you might want to hire a travel nurse to help you while you're away.
- Americans With Disabilities Act
- Air Travel With a Disability
- Medications When Traveling Internationally
- Air Travel with Medications
- FAQs on Airport Security for the Medically Needy
- Resources on paralyzed Peoples
- Think About Your Particular Disabilities:
- Your disability will play a big role in how you plan for a trip. For example, a person with muscular dystrophy may need to plan a trip a little differently than a person who can't see. If you can, get in touch with groups that deal with your disability and ask about travel resources. As flying is a very common way to travel, many websites have information about it. Talking to people in your community can also be helpful. People, who have traveled before, like you, are some of the best sources of information. People like this might be able to give you specific tips on what to pack for your trip and checklists. Also, some travel agencies may specialize in booking trips for people with disabilities and offer special plans for people with certain disabilities, like wheelchair users.
- Tips for Traveling for People Who Can't Hear
- Emergency Travel Guide for Disabilities
- Take Charge of Your Travel: Travel Tips for People with Disabilities
- Additional Traveling Tips:
- People tend to think that some cities and countries are easier to get to than others. If your trip is for fun, look up how easy it is to get around in each city to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible. Check the official website of the U.S. Department of State to make sure that there are no travel warnings or alerts for any foreign countries you plan to visit. Think about buying things that might make your trip easier: Rolling luggage, large-print tags, carriers and nets for wheelchairs, and folding bath chairs are just some of the products that can make traveling easier for people with disabilities.
- Asking your doctor for referrals to other doctors who know about your condition at your destination can help put your mind at ease when traveling. People with mental health problems should always carry copies of their prescriptions with them so that they don't miss a dose. For a safe and healthy trip, you need to make sure you have enough medical supplies, so pack more than you think you'll need. When you buy medical supplies, like catheters, in bulk, you can get the extra equipment you need at a price you can afford, and you can buy yourself peace of mind.
- Students' Mental Health and Well-Being Abroad (PDF)
- How People With Disabilities Should Choose the Right Luggage
- Best Cruises for People with Disabilities
- Warnings and alerts for travelers
Links to Third-Party Content
- LastMinuteFareDeal displays many third party links which include but are not limited to Flight Booking, Hotel Booking, Car Booking, Travel Insurance, My World and other such third-party links. These links will bring you to a third party website, owned and operated by an independent party over which LastMinuteFareDeal has no control ("3rd Party Website"). Any link you make to or from the 3rd Party Website will be at your own risk. Any use of the 3rd Party Website will be subject to and any information you provide will be governed by the terms of the 3rd Party Website, including those relating to confidentiality, data privacy and security and any compliance.
- LastMinuteFareDeal is in no way affiliated with the owner or operator of the Third-Party Website, nor is LastMinuteFareDeal responsible or liable for the goods and services provided by them or anything else associated with such a Third-Party Website. LastMinuteFareDeal does not endorse or approve and makes no warranties, representations or undertakings relating to the content of the 3rd Party Website and is not responsible for their compliance and website usability.
- LastMinuteFareDeal disclaims liability for any loss, damage, or other consequence resulting directly or indirectly from or relating to your access to the Third Party Website or any information that you may provide or any transaction conducted on or via the Third Party Web site or the failure of any information, goods, or services posted or offered at the Third Party Website or any error, omission, or misrepresentation on the Third Party Website. You may also wish to approach these third parties directly with your concerns.
Comments, Feedback & Notes
- Even though we do our best to make sure that everyone can change the website to meet their needs, there may still be pages or sections that are not fully accessible, are in the process of becoming accessible, or don't have the right technology to make them accessible. Still, we are always adding to, updating, and improving its options and features, as well as making and using new technologies to make our accessibility better. All of this is done to make sure that the best level of accessibility is reached after technological changes. Use the form on the site to get in touch with the site's owner.
- We'll keep plugging away until the best possible user experience is available to the widest possible audience, including those with disabilities. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve the accessibility of our content and services.
- Contact us at support@AirTkt.com if you have any questions or feedback about our accessibility policy.