How accessible is your webpage to those with disabilities?
From my experience and working with experienced auditors and coders, the range of errors found on a given site. (Please note Errors = WCAG Violations)
- < 50 errors are Low.
- 60 – 80 errors are Medium
- > 100 errors are High.
It only takes one violation to be out of compliance.
Service and Packages
I can take a look under the hood to see what is wrong. I can then give you a short description to set up a meeting, a presentation for the top executives, or deliver a report for your coders so they know what to do and where to go to fix the problems and keep your website from being targeted. Section 508, an amendment to the United States Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal law mandating that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government be accessible to people with disabilities.
- Basic package: One page summary report and two hours of consultation (5-7 business days)
- Standard package: Multi page detailed reports min 5 hours of consulting plus one follow up scan. (2-3 weeks)
- Advanced package: For large sites in need of certification and vendor management.(depends on website size)
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I know the first thing you are thinking is, “what does this mean?” or “how serious is this?” Let me tell you, the answer to both and every question that follows is critical to how your website and business is accessed moving forward.
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- Get a “Priority Report”
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Here are some important things about Digital Accessibility you need to know now.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 defines how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities, and older people with changing abilities due to ageing/aging. WCAG provides a common definition for accessible content, a benchmark.
WCAG 2.0 guidelines are categorized into three levels of conformance to meet the needs of diverse groups and different situations:
A - Minimum level – without addressing these items barriers exist that cannot be overcome by assistive technology. This level affects the broadest group with the most benefits and is essential.
AA - More accessible – Even with minimum support some barriers will still exist for some people. Not meeting criteria at this level may have an impact on certain groups of users and addressing the criteria may impact the look of a page to a greater extent or affect site logic.
AAA – Even more accessible– Some Level AAA criteria cannot be applied everywhere, so level AAA is not required. Even meeting level AAA does not make web pages accessible to everyone.
The criteria are cumulative—to conform to Level AA, you must first conform to A. To conform to Level AAA, you just first conform to A and AA.
WCAG Level AA = Acceptable Electronic/Digital Accessibility
WCAG 2.0 Level AA: Acceptable compliance
To meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA conformance, the website is usable and understandable for most people with or without disabilities. The meaning conveyed and the functionality available is the same for all people.
The WCAG criteria aim to make web content more accessible to a wider audience of people with disabilities. All success criteria are important access issues for people with disabilities. They address things beyond the usability problems that might be faced by all users.
There are an estimated 285 million people in the world who are visually impaired. This number includes anyone from legally blind, to those with less than 20/20 vision. A – This is the sweet spot for text sizes below ~18pt. This is a score of at least 4.5.
Not needed for WCAG compliance, but to improve overall accessibility of your site. Meeting these is great, but not required.
Why is this Important to you?
- “You are missing one leg of a four-legged chair.” 1 in 4 people in the United States has a disability and if you have access problems, 25% of your business has problems accessing you right now.
- Litigation – Personal Injury attorneys on both coasts have won major decisions against the likes of Dominos, Winn Dixie, small, medium, and large non-governmental agencies across the country
- Government Funding – If you receive funding from the government, you run the risk of losing funding by not taking steps to have your website in digital conformance.
If you have further question, feel free to set an appointment with me and include the words “Accessibility Scan Questions.”
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