WCAG Web Accessibility Audits & Certifications

Our multi-phase process for auditing websites and web applications against WCAG Success Criteria includes both automated & manual tactics. This process ensures that all WCAG violations are identified and remediated in a way that conforms to WCAG standards.

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Our Process

1. Demo, Scoping, and Onboarding

Our Web Accessibility Consultants set up a time to virtually demo your website or web application. We’ll discuss your WCAG conformance goals and put together a proposal outlining which templates, views, and pages will be included in the audit and certification. Most clients install our A11Y Center immediately and we work together to create a Web Accessibility Policy outlining the timeline to reach WCAG conformance.

2. Initial Accessibility Audit

We’ll assign you a Web Accessibility Specialist to run a battery of automated and manual tests on each page we’re auditing. We’ll determine where your website or web app is passing or failing WCAG success criteria and load all the failures into Console as remediation tasks with detailed instructions for your developers.

3. Upgrades

Your developers will fix the accessibility issues using the list of remediation tasks. Each task will identify the page path, failed WCAG success criteria, and recommendations. Your Web Accessibility Specialist is available to assist and guide you throughout remediation.

4. Accessibility Confirmation Audit

Once all the remediation tasks are completed and marked as “Ready to Review” by your developers, we’ll complete a second thorough audit to verify the tasks were completed within WCAG requirements.

5. User Experience (UX) Testing

Now it’s time to verify that we’ve made your website or web application truly accessible for users with disabilities. We’ll create a list of scenarios to test, then work with a member of our UX Testing Team to navigate them on a screen share. We typically uncover some issues and load them into Console for your developers to complete.

6. Certification, VPAT, and Maintenance

Your Web Accessibility Specialist will work with you to update your Accessibility Policy, which will now include a Certification Statement from Accessible Web. We’ll also complete a VPAT that outlines the scope of our testing and details of how your website or web app conforms with WCAG. Most clients sign up for an A11y Partner Program console subscription so we can maintain conformance together and display our Certification Seal on your A11y Center.

After Your Audit and Certification

Our Console offers features to help you manage your website or web application to remain WCAG compliant.

View the Console Features Overview to learn more.

A screenshot of Accessible Web Console showing a page monitoring dashboard with accessibility violations.