Assess, plan and ensure ADA Americans with Disabilities Act compliance. We have the tools and experience to get you there.
Website Accessibility Review
We scan and report on the accessibility of either your full website, global sections (i.e. header, footer, sidebar, etc., including your entire home page), or by requested page(s). This includes performing both automated and manual scans with a variety of HTML Hypertext Markup Language , CSS Cascading Style Sheets and WCAG Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 validation tools.
In addition to code validation, we identify color-contrast issues and manually check keyboard-only and screen reader navigation. We then compile the results in the form of a gap-analysis to provide an overview of the current accessibility of your website, identify compliance exposures and recommend next steps for remediation. In some instances, depending on your preference and whether your administrative process and policy allows, we may offer to apply remediation directly. If you host PDF Portable Document Format or MS Microsoft Office Office documents from your website, we recommend including our PDF and/or MS Document Review Services (described below).
Qualify and Compose Accessibility Certification (WCAG 2.0 Conformance Claim)
This service is to assist with composing a conformance claim under WCAG 2.0, suitable for display on your website. We recommend that it be done in conjunction with our Website Accessibility Review and after any necessary remediation. A qualified claim clearly states which pages are included in the claim (the scope) and that those pages meet the WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria at either A, AA or AAA level of compliance. To make a conformance claim for your website, there must be no content which violates the applicable WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria. This qualification requires a comprehensive review of every page to be included in the conformance claim.
Compose Accessibility Statement
This service engages us to compose an accurate and current Accessibility Statement (policy) suitable for display on your website. An Accessibility Statement consists of a policy page that communicates your position and efforts regarding the accessibility of your website. It highlights the accessibility features you provide and declares the level of standards compliance you have achieved and/or are targeting as a goal. The statement typically includes a list of the pages, sections and/or types of pages reviewed and the date of the most recent assessment. This statement provides visibility to your organization's ongoing intent and commitment to accessibility and accessibility standards and guidelines. We recommend that it be assembled in conjunction with our Website Accessibility Review and, if it is to include a conformance claim, after any necessary remediation.
PDF Accessibility Review and Guidance
We review a selected set or all of the PDF documents hosted on your website for ADA compatibility using Section 508 standards and WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines. Utilizing Adobe Acrobat accessibility checks and Read Out Loud functionality in addition to NVDA NonVisual Desktop Access screen reader checks, we report pass/fail for each document along with guidance and recommendation for remediation of issues found. In some instances, depending on the state of your source file(s) and whether your document management process and policy allows, we may be able to apply remediation. Our ability to offer remediation directly is evaluated on a document-by-document basis. Additional PDF accessibility testing detail:
- Verify the document properties include a title, a language and the initial view is set to the document title
- Verify that document structure is appropriately tagged
- Check content with reflow view and test with magnification
- Check document tag structure to ensure logical content reading order
- Check for content splits between tags which may make keyboard-only and screen reader navigation difficult
- Check for accessible handling of images and alt text
- Check tags, labels and correct tab order in forms and form fields
- Manually check tagging of links, tables and lists to verify proper annunciation in screen readers
MS Office Document Accessibility Review and Guidance
We review a selected set or all of the Word, Excel and/or PowerPoint documents hosted on your website for ADA-quality accessibility and report pass/fail for each document along with guidance and recommendation for remediation of issues found. In some instances, depending on the state of your source file(s) and whether your document management process and policy allows, we may be able to apply remediation. Our ability to offer remediation directly is evaluated on a document-by-document basis.
Ongoing Accessibility Review and Maintenance
This is a subscription service for recurring, periodic review of your website's accessibility. The service is suitable for ongoing follow-up of our Website Accessibility Review and is especially for websites that undergo regular and frequent content and feature updates. This service can be tailored to your requirements and may include currency updates to your WCAG 2.0 Conformance Claims and Accessibility Statement certifications and regular audits of your PDF and Office documents to maintain ongoing accessibility.