WCAG Certification Process Highlights
Detailed Actionable Items
After we identify a failure, we load detailed instructions on how to fix the issue directly into RAMP for your team.
Guidance at Every Step
During remediation, your assigned accessibility specialist will answer questions and provide support.
Second Audit for Verification
Once your team has finished the tasks, your assigned accessibility specialist will review your work to verify it was completed correctly.
Testing with Real Users
Our team of assistive technology users with various disabilities will verify your site is accessible and provide detailed user feedback.
Our WCAG Audits & Certifications
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 compliance 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 2.1 AA or AAA compliance.
2. Initial WCAG Audit
We’ll assign an 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 RAMP as remediation tasks with detailed instructions for your developers.
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 recommended remediation. With a Premium RAMP Subscription, we’ll also assign an accessibility specialist to assist and guide you throughout remediation.
4. Verification WCAG Audit
Once all tasks are set to “Ready to Review,” your assigned accessibility specialist will review your work on each task to verify it was completed correctly. Then, the specialist will mark the task as completed and update your Accessibility Log, providing clear documentation of your progress.
5. Accessibility 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 members of our UX Testing Team to navigate them on a screen share. We typically uncover some issues and load them into RAMP for your developers to address.
6. WCAG 2.1 AA Certification, VPAT, and Maintenance
Your assigned 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 describes how your website or web app conforms with WCAG. Most clients sign up for an A11y Partner Program RAMP subscription so we can maintain conformance together and display our Certification Seal on your A11y Center.
After Your Web Accessibility Audit and Certification
Accessible Web RAMP can help you manage your website or web application to remain WCAG compliant and quickly address any new issues that arise.
View the RAMP Features Overview to learn more.