How Accessible is Your Website?

Check your website for WCAG 2.1 errors by entering a webpage URL below. Most webpages will throw multiple errors, but don’t panic, we can help!

Web Accessibility Services

Our web accessibility professionals are here to help at any stage of your web accessibility journey. Our professional services are designed to complement our platform and fill the gaps where your team may need an extra hand, remediation direction on tricky issues, or reassurance that you’re doing web accessibility right.

A11Y Partner Program

Understanding and confidently applying WCAG Principles and Success Criteria can feel daunting. Our A11Y Partner Program adds an assigned Accessible Web IAAP-Certified Accessibility Specialist to your RAMP account to keep your team on track and provide assistance when you need it.

Learn about our A11Y Partner Program

WCAG Certification & VPAT®

You want to show the world that your website conforms to WCAG standards; we’re a team of IAAP-Certified accessibility specialists that can certify that claim. Audits & certifications are the primary services that we provide to our clients. Let us provide you with a road map of steps towards WCAG conformance.

Learn about WCAG Audits & Certifications

Accessibility UX Testing

There’s a difference between accessibility and usability. We want to ensure that your website is not just accessible, but that it also provides a great user experience to those using assistive technologies. Our testers are people who rely on assistive technology in their everyday lives.

Learn about Accessibility UX Testing

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Why Choose Accessible Web?

We’ve developed a system for building and maintaining accessible websites. We’re committed to helping our clients do things the right way. At the core of our offerings is our Accessible Web RAMP product, team of IAAP-Certified Web Accessibility Professionals, and skilled assistive techology UX testers. We’re interested in forming long-term and cost-effective relationships with like-minded clients.

Meet ADA & AODA Compliance Requirements

There are a number of compliance laws that may require your website to be accessible to users with disabilities. For US customers, we can help you comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, and Section 508.  For Canadian customers, we can help you comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  WCAG 2.1 is the leading standard for web accessibility compliance worldwide. 

We Think Overlays and AI-Based Products Are Unacceptable Solutions

You simply can’t pay a company $49/mo, install a script, and let AI make your website accessible in 48 hours.  Overlays create a veneer of accessibility that might help you avoid a lawsuit in the short-term, but they also create an alternative and cumbersome experience for users with disabilities.  We’ll help your team learn how to do web accessibility the right way so it becomes second nature as they build and maintain your website and web applications.

You’ll Love Working With Us

We’re excited about web accessibility and committed to helping our clients improve their websites and web applications.  Your web accessibility project might seem overwhelming at first, but you can rest assured that our team will always be smiling and ready to help you tackle the toughest challenges.  This might not be easy, it might not be quick, but you’ll enjoy the journey with us by your side.  

What is Website Accessibility?

All people are different and some of our differences impact how we use computers and websites. Following website accessibility guidelines and best practices can ensure an equally excellent experience for all users, regardless of the tools they use or the way they interact with your content.

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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 center point of many modern websites.  Ensure that users who are deaf, hard of hearing, or neurodiverse 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.

Just Good Business

The CDC estimates that 26% of Americans live with a disability.  We like to refer to the remaining 74% as temporarily-abled. You wouldn’t close the doors of your location to 26% of potential customers, so why not remove all the accessibility barriers on 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.

Legal Compliance

In many countries, including the United States, having an accessible website is required by law. Section 508, Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal and state laws mandate WCAG 2.0 conformance.  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 and penalties later.