Web Accessibility Audit
Is your business website accessible by disabled users? If you are unsure, then a Web Accessibility Audit is essential to evaluate the accessibility of your website. The purpose of the audit is to provide awareness of how your website can be perceived by disabled users. The feedback from our audit can be used as part of your business goals and objectives to increase your online audience.
How does the Web Accessibility Audit Help?
Web Accessibility Audit identifies changes that are required on your website to improves the usability for users with and without disabilities. Here are the advantages of our Web Accessibility Audit:
– Increased audience: Ensure the navigation and controls on your website can be used by disabled people. The advantage is that your website to be accessible by a higher proportion of visitors. For example the audit will identify what changes are required to ensure people with disabilities such as partial / no sight, motor issues, dyslexia can use your website. This also helps people who are infrequent users of the internet or have low literacy skill.
– Compliance: You can have confidence that you are providing a online service which meets the disability discrimination action (part 3) and disability equality duty.
– Visibility: Search engines will have better visibility and will therefore be able to read and index your website. An example is that images cannot be read by search engines. We can identify whether your website has this problem and assist with corrective action.
– Performance: Smart phones, tablets and other modern technology have limited bandwidth. As a result, a poorly designed website can take longer to download. Finally this will also help users who have older technology such as low bandwidth connections (dial up) and people who are infrequent users of the internet.
What we Provide
We review your website and generate an audit report which identifies whether your website is at risk of not complying with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG2.0)
Tell me more about Web accessibility
There are four principles that provides the foundation for Web accessibility. These are
First the website must be perceivable to the end user. This means the information cannot be invisible to all of the users senses.
Secondly, the website user interface and navigational controls must be operable. This means the controls do not require interactions that the user cannot perform.
Thirdly, the website must be understandable. This means the information presented on the website, and the controls required to navigate the website must be understandable.
Finally, the website must be robust. The website must be correctly interpretative by a wide range of internet browsers even as technologies and browsers evolve. including assistive technologies. Failure to meet any of the above means users with disabilities will be unable to use your web site.
So remember: Our Audit can increase your online audience, visibility and performance and ensure your website is compliant.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I care about Accessibility?
The law requires that companies take reasonable steps to ensure their business website is accessible to disabled users. If your business does not meet the accessibility guidelines there are risks of being sued for discrimination.
But that is not why you are here. You are here because you want to provide the best online experience for all your visors! So let us focus on the advantages which are Increased Audience, Compliance, Visibility & Performance.