First Bank of the Palm Beaches has taken a major step toward making its web site accessible to anyone, including those with disabilities. First Bank is now 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 site’s user interface and design it to their personal needs by clicking on the green wheelchair icon from any page. From the menu, users can make the site more accessible by modifying features including fonts, colors, animations, content highlighting and audio muting.
The site also employs artificial intelligence that enhances the site for vision-impaired people who use screen readers and for motor-impaired people who navigate web sites 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 web site 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 can access and navigate our web site with ease.”
First Bank has a location in the Wellington Plaza at 12796 W. Forest Hill Blvd.