LATEST ACCESSIBILITY UPDATE (February 2018): As of December 26, 2017, proposed updates to ADA regulations were officially withdrawn by the DOJ. This means that for now, there is no set date to enforcing that the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines be turned into a testable set of requirements. However, if your business provides a “place of public accommodation”, it will be required to be made accessible to all people sooner or later. It is best to start the process now, before there are legal requirements and deadlines.
1 in 5 American adults live with some sort of disability.
Is your website allowing every user to accomplish what you want them to be able to? If not, let’s discuss who your target audience is and what devices those users may be using. The most important issues to consider are color contrast for the visually impaired, keyboard interactivity for the mobile impaired and how the website is read via a screen reader for the blind. We can help you make your site as accessible as possible for your users.
Accessibility is good usability for everyone. Accessible websites allow a wider reach to potential customers – not just those with disabilities. Becoming ADA compliant increases organic traffic, allowing for better SEO results because everything is indexed correctly and web crawlers can easily read the website and text based alternatives for graphics, and videos. When more people (and web crawlers) can access a website, the site can generate more business – having a positive benefit to your bottom line.
For people without disabilities, technology makes things convenient, whereas for people with disabilities, it makes things possible.
– Judy Hueman
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When we perform an audit, we use the most current Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool for testing and strive to follow the WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines throughout the site to give it as close to an ADA compliant status as we can. If your company is responsible to maintain accessibility at a certain level other than WCAG 2.0 Level AA, please be sure to inform your Account Director before an audit begins.
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