Website Accessibility

Noun | web ac·ces·si·bil·ity

Website accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with websites and applications by people with disabilities. When websites are correctly designed and developed, all users will have equal access to their information and functionality regardless of abilities.

ADA Website Compliance

In 2010 the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. This update to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has consistently been interpreted by U.S. courts to apply to digital content including websites, applications and documents. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are technical guidelines designed to measure digital accessibility. WCAG 2.1 A & AA is the current technical standard used to measure both Section 508 and ADA website compliance. Our manual and automated ADA website compliance testing solutions provide comprehensive and detailed website accessibility reporting. Additionally, we empower our clients to maintain their ADA website compliance by providing award-winning training, technical support, VPAT documentation and long-term monitoring!

Our ADA website compliance solutions start at $16,500 and include the following premium services:

  1. Manual Website Accessibility Testing

    Four of our expert WCAG auditors, including end-users with disabilities and a senior applications developer, will test all unique web pages (not just a small sample) and upload test results to our custom portal for client access.

    Assistive technologies utilized during website accessibility testing:

    • Screen Readers & Magnifiers
    • Color Contrast Analyzers
    • Speech to Text and Text to Speech Software
    • Keyboard Only and Alternative Keyboard Devices
    • Source Code Analysis
  2. Automated Website Accessibility Testing

    We will conduct automated website accessibility testing using the industry’s leading WCAG testing software! Note: Both human judgment and assistive technologies are required to test the majority of WCAG guidelines. Website accessibility testing software and plugins often produce false or misleading results and alone cannot determine Section 508 compliance.

  3. WCAG Training Courses

    Our award-winning WCAG training courses are written by our web accessibility subject-matter experts and designed to provide clients with the knowledge they need to create and maintain Section 508 compliant websites, applications, mobile apps and PDF documents.

    Available website accessibility training courses include:

    • “Introduction - Understanding Web Accessibility”
    • “Introduction - Designing for Web Accessibility”
    • “Advanced - WCAG Testing & Repair Techniques”
    • “Advanced - Mobile Accessibility Testing & Repair Techniques”
    • “Advanced - PDF Accessibility Testing & Repair”
    • “Advanced - Creating Accessible Word Documents”
  4. Website Accessibility Tool Kit

    We provide your project team with recommendations for acquiring best in class website accessibility tools, plugins and assistive technologies best suited for your specific development environment.

  5. WCAG Technical Support

    Compliance Consulting Diagram

    Our team of expert application developers provide your project team with WCAG technical support and troubleshooting throughout the remediation process.

  6. ADA Website Compliance Documentation

    Upon project completion, we provide the following ADA website compliance documentation:

    • Online Website Accessibility Statement
    • Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT)
    • Vendor WCAG Compliance Statement

Mobile Accessibility

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Due to accessibility and assistive technology limitations of mobile devices and operating systems, mobile accessibility testing is distinctly different from website accessibility testing. Our mobile team will ensure your mobile apps meet WCAG compliance requirements.

Mobile accessibility testing solutions include:

  • Native iOS & Android WCAG Testing
  • Responsive WCAG Testing
  • Hybrid Apps WCAG Testing
  • Online Mobile Accessibility Training

PDF Accessibility

Creating accessible PDFs is more complicated than simply using automated accessibility checks built into Adobe and Microsoft Word. Our PDF accessibility experts will also manually test and repair issues with color contrast, properties, image placement, table formatting, heading styles, nesting, bulleted and numbered lists, spacing, hyperlinks, logical reading order, and more! Without these repairs, users of assistive technologies may interpret the document in the wrong order, without important graphics or in a format too confusing for the end-user to comprehend.

Our WCAG and Section 508 PDF accessibility services include:

  • PDF Accessibility Testing & Repair
  • Online PDF Accessibility Training

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