Achieve Accessibility Across the Web
Bringing your website into compliance with the latest changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will not only help your company avoid litigation, but also open your business to the 56 million disabled Americans affected by these laws. Even if you’re just starting to explore the implications of achieving and maintaining compliance digitally, our team has the tools, expertise, and experience to help you think through new solutions or perform testing and remediation on your existing websites or apps.
Starting from Scratch or Redesigning Your Site?
It’s always easiest to build compliance into a website from a very start. If you’re about to begin a site redesign, our UX team can help you craft a strategy that will balance creativity with standards for compliant design of your content, functionality and action points. If you prefer, our team can also educate your own design and development teams on the latest accessibility standards of ADA Section 508 and WCAG 2.1.
Remediation Services: Bring Your Site into Compliance
Not sure if your site is ADA compliant? Or if your app it meeting accessibility guidelines? Our team can help! In most cases, a basic scan of your site or app is all it takes to identify which standards you are or aren’t meeting. Once problems have been found, our talented team can make recommendations for bringing you into compliance. We have the skills to address not only your content, but also the navigation and code structure of your site. Our team can quickly bring you into compliance while educating your team on best practices for future compliance along the way.
Key Aspects of ADA Section 508 and WCAG 2.1
Here are just a few examples of considerations that our team takes into account when accessing and designing for ADA accessibility.
Screen Reader Accessibility
Screen reader technology is used by many people with visual impairments to interpret the content, navigation, and general structure of website and applications. To ensure accessibility through these tools, we test sites for screen reader compatibility. Then we can provide remediation so that content, both text and images, and overall site structure, especially mobile and desktop navigation, are easily interpreted and usable through a screen-reader.
Audio & Video Transcripts
Using audio and video are popular ways to communicate messages online. To ensure your multi-media messages are accessible to your full audience and to maintain compliance with the latest guidelines, you’ll need to provide textual transcription that is synchronized to match the display of content on your site. Our team can help you set up ADA-ready video and audio players to easily display transcripts.
If you’ve ever relied on the color red to indicate failure and green to signal success on your website or app, consider that 8% of all men and 0.5% of all women are affected by color-blindness, much of which is red-green confusion. Our team can test for areas of color confusion and recommend design changes to ensure a user experience free of mix ups.
Most websites have forms that need validated, which then return errors, warning messages, and special instructions. Often these types of notifications appear outside the main body of a page and are difficult to interpret for people with certain disabilities and for those who use screen-readers. We can show you how to structure your code and design to make these interactions accessible for all.