Web Accessibility

Web accessibility is a hot topic these days, and more importantly, it’s becoming a legal requirement for many industries. Even if it’s not a regulatory requirement for your business, you are preventing a lot of users from accessing your site if you aren’t thinking about it. Web accessibility provides a means to allow those with disabilities to effectively use the web. Websites or web software programs that neglect to consider this introduce accessibility barriers. These barriers make it difficult or impossible for those with disabilities to use web. Generally speaking, you should expect that 10-20% of your website traffic comes from users with some sort of disability. We follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) and 508 Compliance to make sure your site meets the ADA standards.

We recommend taking a proactive approach towards accessibility and resolving any issues on your website before you are at risk of facing a lawsuit. Wakefly can perform an audit of your site via a series of automated and manual tests and create a custom remediation plan. We can also assist with the implementation of these recommended changes.

Benefits of Having an Accessible Website

  • Your site can be accessed by all users, including those with disabilities
  • Your company will be protected from discrimination lawsuits
  • Many of the same elements that make your site accessible also help with SEO
  • All of your users will enjoy a more intuitive user experience
  • Future proof for yourself

If you are in the process of a redesign, now is the perfect time to start thinking about accessibility. By taking the WCAG guidelines into account from the design and planning phase of your project, you can set yourself up for success.

Proactive Monitoring

Similar to SEO, accessibility isn’t something you can do once and then forget about. Due to the dynamic nature of the modern web where frequent content changes are the norm, it’s imperative that you regularly monitor your site to make sure new issues have not arisen. To make this process easier, we recommend using tools like Siteimprove to keep on top of any potential issues.

Are you concerned about the accessibility of your website?

Contact us today to perform an accessibility audit on your website