Accessibility Statement

General

Access to any company’s website can be challenging for persons having certain disabilities. A person’s disability is often unique. What may work well for one person, may cause difficulties for another person. Our company has made efforts to accommodate as many of our customers and potential customers as is reasonable given our size, resources, and knowledge of our customers, and potential customer’s needs. To that end we have engaged the services of professionals to assist and advise us in these matters. 

Accessibility on this Website

Our website provides several methods, features, and policies that can help with access to our website and/or to products or services provided or referred to on our website or by our business. 

There are also various aids available by third parties and which are provided by most browsers.

If you are having difficulty with access to our website even after utilizing any access features within this website and/or any third party or browser features, we invite you to contact us for further assistance. Contact information is set forth below.

Some Specific Accessibility Features within this website.

This website contains a third-party plugin, also known as a Widget, called Accessibly App (“Accessibly”), which is powered by this third party’s dedicated accessibility server. Use of this Widget can improve website access for some users, particularly related to certain type of disabilities. Accessibly has stated that its application makes efforts to follow to some degree the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0/2.1). On our website, the Accessibly widget is located in the UPPER-RIGHT CORNER of most pages.

Accessibly features the following:

Zoom | WCAG 2.1 / 1.4.4

This feature enables users to enhance the size of the text to up to three times the original text for better text readability.

Bigger cursor

Makes the cursor bigger and more prominent. Increases the size for better site browsing.

Invert colors

Invert the colors of the website content. For those with decreased vision, the high contrast greatly helps to read the site better.

Tweak Contrast | WCAG 2.1 / 1.4.6

This feature lets users manually select from two options: to enhance the contrast of the website or to decrease the contrast.

Tweak Brightness | WCAG 2.1 / 1.4.6

This feature lets users update the brightness on the site. The content can either be made brighter or darker.

Grayscale | WCAG 2.1 / 1.4.6

Users can turn on grayscale, making the website content appear only in shades of gray. This benefits people with low vision.

Reading Line

Add a supportive reading line to the site.

Readable fonts

Convert the fonts available on-site to one of the most easily readable fonts: Helvetica.

Alt Text and Images

Ability to read alt text of images. As of now, this Widget has added a feature where alt descriptions for images without them are generated using Google's Vision AI. In the event that we haven't manually written image descriptions, this greatly helps people with low or no vision browse our site.

Tooltips | WCAG 2.1 / 2.5.3

Add labels to images that contain a written description of the image.

Highlight links

Highlight links to make them more prominent.

Hide images

Hide images on the site. This provides better site readability for people with low vision.

Read page

A feature that allows a voice to read the text on our site out loud to visitors.

Enabling the Accessibility Menu

The accessibility menu can be enabled by clicking the accessibility menu icon that appears after clicking on the Widget described above. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.

Disclaimer

We anticipate that from time to time, within our resources, we will be making modifications to parts of our website, and possibly modifications to accessibility of our website. Reasonable efforts toward improving seamless, accessible, and unhindered use of websites by customers and potential customers is generally a worthwhile goal. Moving closer to this goal will often depend on the knowledge the company has regarding any particular difficulties those using the website might encounter, as well as available resources and improvements with technology.  

Despite the efforts we may have made regarding accessibility, consistent with normal business practices for a company of or size and resources, some content, features, processes, or policies, may be improved, so we welcome your suggestions.

Third Party Applications

Our website may use third-party add-ons or “plug-ins” for certain functions, such as Google Maps, social media feeds, etc. These may not work or may not work the same for every user and/or every type of disability. We do not have control over the structure of these plugins, and are unable to modify them at all or to the extent that would accommodate every user of our website, and are not responsible for those elements which we do not control. 

Video

Our website has or plans to have some video elements. Each video will either have close captioning or text equivalent located next to the video.

We are Here for You

If you are experiencing difficulties with any content on our website because of a disability, or if you require assistance with any part of our site because of your particular disability, please contact us and let us know. We will be happy to assist. 

You can text chat, call (212) 354-6424 during store hours or email us for support.

 


This website may or may not have links to third party websites. A few third-party websites (which may or may not have a link or relation to this website) may have their own accessibility features. A number (but not all) links to descriptions of or information about third party website features as provided by some of these third party websites are listed here for your convenience.  This website has not reviewed these statements by others and does not render an opinion on the accuracy of these statements.

Google
For Google Products, including but not limited to:
Chrome
Android
Gmail

[Please test these links to see if they are still provide accessibility information]

https://www.google.com/accessibility/products-features/

Firefox Brower
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/tota11y-accessibility-toolkit/

Internet Explorer
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17456/windows-internet-explorer-ease-of-access-options

Facebook Accessibility Policy

YouTube Accessibility Policy

Instagram Accessibility Announcement

Instagram Accessibility

Twitter Accessibility

LinkedIn Accessibility

Also, for reference, are the following, which this website has not reviewed or tested. By including these references, this website is not rendering an opinion on any statement made by any of these third parties or contained within any part of these links.

Third Party Screen Readers:

JAWS
https://www.freedomscientific.com/products/software/jaws/

A general discussion of Screen Readers by the American Foundation of the Blind
https://www.afb.org/blindness-and-low-vision/using-technology/assistive-technology-products/screen-readers

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