Create experiences that delight your users – including those who rely on assistive technology to browse the web.
WHAT IS WEB ACCESSIBILITY?
Web accessibility is the practice of designing websites, apps, content, and other digital experiences for everyone regardless of visual, auditory, motor, cognitive, learning, neurological, and/or physical abilities.
A few example of accessibility requirements:
- Ensure websites and applications can be navigated using only a keyboard
- Organize content with appropriate heading structure (utilizing H1s, H2s, H3s and so on…) for those who rely on screen readers
- Ensure color contrast between text and background to enhance readability for users with visual impairments
- Write descriptive and meaningful hyperlink text beyond “click here” and “read more” – for instance, checkout our copywriting services
- Provide descriptive alt text for website images for those that use screen readers
Why Accessibility Matters
The web should be accessible to everyone, regardless of physical or cognitive differences that impact their browsing experience. Accessibility is also required by law as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); it’s not an afterthought or an optional part of building a website or digital product.
Our Approach to Accessibility
We incorporate accessibility into our content, design, and CMS implementation practices. We test for visual compliance, ensure that content meets accessibility guidelines, and test our code at each step of the build process. We also train our client teams on accessibility requirements and best practices.
Accessibility testing doesn’t end at launch. We provide ongoing reports to confirm that changes to content, alterations of your website, or updates to accessibility guidelines haven’t introduced new compliance issues.
How we work with your team
We can work with your team at every stage of accessibility compliance. From interpreting an accessibility report to fixing specific technical issues to training your team on accessible content, we’re there to provide expertise and guidance.
We’ve also collaborated with seasoned internal accessibility teams who need an extra set of hands for large accessibility initiatives.
Frequent questions about ADA Compliance
We received a legal notice about our website accessibility. Can you help?
Yes. We do not provide legal services, but we can provide accessibility assessment, remediation plans, and implementation to bring your website or product in compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
How do I know if my website is accessible?
Which accessibility scanning tools do you use?
We have extensive experience with Powermapper SortSite, WAVE, PopeTech, and SiteImprove. We’ve used many other tools, so if your preferred scanner isn’t on this list, please don’t hesitate to reach out
Which screenreaders do you test with?
We primarily use NVDA, Jaws, and Apple accessibility in our screenreader testing