Website Accessibility Assessment
Web Accessibility Assessments for WCAG 2.1 and Section 508
When it comes to making sure your website is accessible to all users, the first thing to do is audit your site to assess just how inclusive it actually is for users – your current and potential clients. Most websites on the Internet today are not accessible to people living with disabilities.
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Should Your Website Be Assessed for Accessibility Compliance?
When ADA FOR WEBSITES Web Solutions conducts your web accessibility assessment and audit, we focus on making sure we understand your goals to determine what needs to be done to accomplish those goals, all while remaining cognizant of acceptable industry standards and practice.
The work you do during your site accessibility assessment and the follow-up remediation of issues will help you to grow your brand, gain new customers and increase profits.
There are also laws that compel you to make sure your website is accessible. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) bans discrimination against any person with a disability, which includes communications technology, apps and websites. So if your website is riddled with barriers, you could be at risk.
ADA FOR WEBSITES’s accessibility assessment is a formal evaluation of how well your website supports the needs of web users with disabilities. It is completed by ADA FOR WEBSITES’s accessibility consulting experts. ADA FOR WEBSITES Web Solutions has been performing these audits with over decade of experience and we have worked closely with people living with disabilities to fully understand any obstacles they have had to overcome.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1)
Our team uses the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) as the basis of our audit, which are the accepted industry standard for measuring accessibility. Our specialists also look to Section 508 of the American Disabilities Act as the foundation of the audit, when applicable (in the cases of public education and higher education). Section 508, WCAG 2.1 and ADA provide a foundation for accessibility audit testing because they set the parameters for success criteria which will help to minimize business risk and leverage the latest technology to support accessibility online, while also aligning with business needs.
What to Expect from ADA FOR WEBSITES’s Accessibility Assessments and Audits
ADA FOR WEBSITES’s Full Accessibility Assessment Process Includes Five Strategic Steps:
Step 1: Initial Assessment
We perform an initial assessment to better understand the size and scope of the project and what needs to be updated.
Step 2: Full Accessibility Audit
ADA FOR WEBSITES performs a complete website audit on your website, digital documents and media. We will prepare reports to deliver to you on what we’ve found.
Step 3: Audit Reporting
When an area of concern is identified, we closely evaluate every aspect of that identified issue and provide full documentation regarding the issue. The full report reflects the extent of the compliance or lack of compliance of your website, web application or mobile app is. When delivering the reports we consult and help you understand the results.
Step 4: Corrective Action Planning
We collaborate to create a Corrective Action Plan based on the results of the audit, with suggestions on how we can improve your site. Work assignments are created during this process.
Step 5: Remediation Consulting
Together, we implement the remediation plan and resolve the issues on your site so it is compliant and accessible for all users.
For some companies, correcting any gaps in accessibility may mean a complete rebuild of all their digital properties. Others may choose remediation of their existing website, with ongoing monitoring at regular intervals as a more efficient and timely solution. Our ADA FOR WEBSITES specialists will walk you through your options, so you can be fully informed and confidently decide what’s best for your business.
Do You Have Concerns About ADA Law?
More and more, companies are being sued for neglecting to make their websites accessible to all online users. If your company or institution is already involved in legal action, ADA FOR WEBSITES is prepared to help you expedite the process of auditing and remediation, so we can quickly and effectively improve your site.
Do You Have Concerns About ADA Law?
Remediation is the process of putting your Corrective Action Plan into action and resolving web accessibility compliance issues on your website.
In practice, the Web Content Accessibility Guideline (WCAG) is the standard against which compliance is currently measured. Testing and auditing utilizes these standards to identify areas of concern and potential lack of compliance.