Web Accessibility.

Making the Web Accessible.

Web Accessibility refers to the practice of striving to make websites and their content accessible to everyone, regardless of their disability status. Disability, in this context, represents a wide spectrum and may refer to something temporary, permanent, or situational, and be physical and/or cognitive. All of which need to be considered when addressing the accessibility needs of a website.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has created criteria known as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) which outlines three levels of conformance, A, AA, and AAA. The AA level is the most commonly sought-after level of WCAG conformance.

Our Approach

We believe web accessibility should be an integral part of the web development process, not merely an afterthought. Early-stage planning helps eliminate accessibility errors in the future and is best viewed as a continuous process. Accessibility needs to be considered anytime changes or updates to a website are required.

A core member of our team is CPACC certified (Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies) by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP).

The Website Owner’s Role

When we think about accessible websites, we must remember that it’s not only referring to the technical infrastructure of the website, but of the content as well. Since content is a key element of most websites it is important to follow accessibility guidelines whenever new content is added or considered.

We can provide an objective third-party assessment on one or more metrics of performance to help inform actions relative to your website strategy.