Accessible Web

Your Website For Everyone

The digital accessibility industry is filled with band-aid, add-on accessibility solutions. At Accessible Web, we help fix the problem at the source. Our technology & support services help you upgrade your site’s code so it conforms to WCAG 2.1 A, AA, or AAA standards natively, not through an add-on, alternative user experience. Build a new site or remediate your existing site; start your path to compliance today.

What is website accessibility?

There are a variety of methods that people use to access the web. Tools used by individuals with disabilities are called assistive technologies. To ensure an equally excellent experience for all users, we’ll help you build or update your website to work with a variety of assistive technologies.

Screen Readers

Users with low vision or blindness use screen readers that run on their computers or mobile devices.  We’ll ensure that users can navigate and access the content of your website so they can interact and transact with your organization. 

Closed Captioning & Transcripts

Multimedia is the centerpoint of many modern websites.  Ensure that users that are deaf or hard of hearing can enjoy videos or audio by providing closed captioning or transcripts for all media files on your website. 

Keyboard Navigation

Websites should only require two buttons to be usable, the tab key to advance, and the enter key to click.  Assistive technologies mimic the keyboard to provide unique interfaces like large buttons or sip-and-puff to address a variety of disabilities. 

Zoom Text

Low vision is a very common visual disability, especially among the elderly population. Many users of your website may not be able to read small text or images and use built-in browser tools or specific software to increase the size of content on the page. 

Why is website
accessibility important?

Social Responsibility

The internet has the power to break down barriers and put people from all walks of life on an equal playing field.  The web accessibility tools and specifications which allow users with disabilities to browse and use the web are not difficult to integrate into modern web design & development practices.  Let’s all work together and make the commitment to create a web that’s accessible to everyone.

Legal Protection

In many countries, including the United States, having an accessible website is required by law. You don’t want to receive that letter from lawyers or the government. Making an investment in WCAG upgrades now is better than spending a lot of money on lawyers later.

Just Good Business

The CDC estimates that 26% of Americans live with a disability. You wouldn’t close the doors of your business to 26% of potential customers, so why limit their access to your website? Web Accessibility is also great for SEO and improves usability for all users of your website. Upgrading your website isn’t an expense, it’s an opportunity.

Our Process

Our process is flexible based on the exact details of your project. We have a lot of flexibility with how we go about working with your organization, but we need to stick to our process to make sure we’re checking all the required boxes. We need to be thorough when we certify WCAG 2.1 Conformance and vigilant when we’re monitoring and maintaining so that we can be 100% confident in our work should legal issues arise. Web accessibility isn’t a project, it’s a commitment.

Learn more about our web accessibility company located in downtown Burlington, Vermont. In addition to working within your current website, we also build accessible WordPress websites, accessible Shopify websites and accessible Magento websites. Get in touch and let’s discuss your website’s accessibility needs today.

Sign Up & Onboarding

Sign up and we’ll schedule a kickoff meeting with one of our accessibility analysts.  We’ll discuss your specific project and accessibility goals.  We’ll work with you to get our branded Accessibility Statement on your website immediately to let the world know you’re committed to improving your website. 

Accessibility Audit

We’ll audit your website and let you know where you’re passing and failing WCAG 2.1 A, AA, or AAA conformance. We’ll provide a written report and schedule time to discuss the process for upgrading your website. Learn more about our web accessibility audits

Upgrading & UX Testing

We have an experienced development team that can handle the necessary accessibility upgrades for you, or we can provide support for your developers as they work through our audit findings and upgrade your website.  

We’ll also work with you to develop UX tests and complete those tests with our Accessibility Testing Team, who will report on the challenges they experience using their various assistive technologies. Learn more about our accessibility UX testing services

Certification

Once the website’s been upgraded, it’s time to do a thorough WCAG evaluation.  We’ll use a combination of manual tests and automated tools to ensure your UI is in conformance.  

We’ll do a 2nd round of UX Testing to verify that any hurdles or roadblocks that our users encountered have been remediated. Learn more about our accessibility certification services

Ongoing Monitoring & Testing

Weekly scans and quarterly UX testing verify that your website stays in conformance as your business and the web evolves. When issues arise, we’ll notify your team and work with you remediate. Learn more about our accessibility monitoring services.