Our Web Accessibility Compliance Audit will check if your website is WCAG/ADA compliant.
We perform a comprehensive deep dive Website Accessibility assessment of your website structure, content, CMS, design elements and other aspects of your site to outline any issues that need to be fixed in order to achieve accessibility under ADA/WCAG 2.1 Levels A and AA.
Our expert website accessibility audit will produce a detailed assessment report of all issues that need to be addressed so your website meets the ADA/WCAG 2.1 Levels A and AA guidelines.
Once we outline the issues, we will provide you with a quote for a full remediation of any ADA/WCAG compliance issues by performing our comprehensive Website Accessibility (WCAG/ADA) Compliance Service to ensure that your website meets the WCAG 2.1 Level A and AA standards (including ADA web accessibility and Section 508 / 504 of the Rehabilitation Act). The quote is non-binding so you can decide whether to proceed with our Compliance Service, look for solutions elsewhere or do it yourself using our Audit report as a guideline.
The Website Accessibility (WCAG/ADA) Compliance Audit includes:
- 360° Website Accessibility Audit, complete with ADA/WCAG 2.1 Levels A and AA site health check to identify any areas of non-compliance with WCAG criteria.
- Web Accessibility Assessment Report – a comprehensive report of any accessibility issues found, complete with resolution guidelines
- Optional Website Accessibility (WCAG/ADA) Compliance Service – we’ll provide you with a quote for resolving all issues so your website becomes WCAG/ADA compliant.
- Optional Accessibility Statement – upon completing the Accessibility Audit and Service, we will provide you with an Accessibility Statement for your website. This serves as proof of WCAG compliance before your visitors and states your continued commitment to implementing the ADA compliant website guidelines.
What is ADA compliance?
One in every five people has some form of physical or hidden disability that might make accessing online content difficult. Any person living with disabilities is affected by the lack of assistive technologies and non-adapted means of communication. Your online content should guarantee equal opportunities for all your visitors.
Most countries have enforced laws that protect the civil rights of disabled people, prohibiting discrimination and ensuring a barrier-free environment in all aspects of life, including online websites. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are two of several web standards (and the industry standard for website accessibility) that exist to help you keep your website accessibility compliant to a broader range of persons with disabilities.
Accessibility focuses on how a disabled person accesses or benefits from a site, system or application. Accessibility is an important part of the designing your site and should be considered throughout the development process. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act is the governing principle and it requires that all government information be accessible to disabled users.
An access barrier can be any element of the design or formatting that prevents users from reading and understanding your content. The people most susceptible to access barriers are those who struggle with deafness, blindness or vision impairments, color-blindness, photo-sensitivity, hearing loss, low vision, learning or reading disabilities, dyslexia, cognitive limitations, ADHD, etc.
Why you need ADA compliance?
Website ADA compliance is not an option but a necessity. Many countries, including the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada, now require WCAG compliance for all websites. The law protects disabled people against discrimination across establishments and platforms and websites are no exception to the rule. More and more often ADA website compliance lawsuits are filed and their numbers continuously grows.
If you’re an eCommerce website you’re at a much higher risk of being sued for failure to meet WordPress ADA compliance guidelines. Making sure that your website is ADA compliant puts you on the right side of the law and protects your company from serial web accessibility plaintiffs. It saves you several thousands of dollars in hiring a defense attorney and litigating an ADA web compliant case.
An ADA compliance website gives page visitors equal opportunities to access your online content and make informed decisions. ADA compliant websites make online users feel valued and respected.
ADA compliant websites increase your bottom line and promote customer loyalty. Businesses that optimize their website to cater to people with disabilities end up having a higher number of engaged visitors and consecutively higher conversion rates.
In addition to overall improved online reputation, ADA compliant websites generally get better SEO scores. That is because many SEO elements, such as image alt tags, captions, video transcription, sitemaps, text size and color contrast, overlap with ADA standards. By complying with web standards, you improve your SEO efforts and leave a positive impression of your brand with your online users and search engines.
Who needs to be compliant?
Basically everyone. If you have a website that sells products, services, information or is simply educational and informative, you should strive to make it ADA compliant and that it meets the national and international legal requirements for your region:
- USA – The Americans with Disabilities Act
- UK – The Equality Act
- Europe – EU Website Accessibility Directive / European Accessibility Act
- Australia – The Disability Discrimination Act
Contact us now to ensure your website complies with all levels of the ADA, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Section 508, EN 301549, ISO/IEC 40500:2012, and WCAG 2.1 standards.