Prioritizing accessibility helps to build a more open and inclusive web — for everyone.

Standards

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WCAG 2.0
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ATAG 2.0
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ADA Section 508

An important part of our design & development process includes the essential step of accessibility testing. A truly accessible site allows for users with disabilities to successfully and comfortably experience a site in the ways that best fit their needs. People with visual, hearing, motor, and/or cognitive impairments have every right to use the web just as anyone else would and it's our responsibility as designers & developers to build accessible products for them.

All of our sites are compliant with WCAG 2.0 standards (up to level AA), ATAG 2.0 standards, and ADA Section 508.

Benefits

A rise in accessibility-related litigation has cost hundreds of companies millions of dollars in class-action settlements. Complying to accessibility standards will save your organization from facing the costly suits that have hit companies as big as Target & Safeway. Additionally, the more people who are able to easily navigate your site = the more visits, leads, sales, and positive perceptions your company will experience.

Examples

Some examples of web accessibility criteria include: descriptive forms, keyboard operation, alt. text for images, breadcrumbs, captioning for video, readable text sizes, and approporiate color contrasts. In general, accessible sites should be POUR = Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust.

Process

We run automated accessibility checks through programs and partners, like SiteImprove, as well as regular manual checks in-house with our diligent team members. We also conduct cross-browser testing to ensure that our sites are still accessible across major browsing platforms.

Learn More About Accessibility

KWALL has created ADA‐compliant websites for multiple websites including major higher education institutions such as Arizona State University and Cal State University Los Angeles.

KWALL will build a system to facilitate accessible content. Marshall B. Ketchum University & Ketchum Health is responsible for maintaining content and meeting content accessibility standards. The new site will be designed and programmed in accordance to standards set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Specific tasks that will be undertaken as part of this development will follow W3C accessibility recommendations. Some of these include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Color contrast is in compliance standards, though color will not be used as the only visual means of conveying errors.
  • Parallax or Slideshows shall not move in a way that creates contrast issues. 
  • All functionality of the content shall be keyboard operable and followable.
  • All images and graphics will be set up to have an alt tag or long description.
  • On tables, header and row information will be associated with each data cell by HTML.
  • Webforms and contact links will provide a method for users to request accessible services.
  • Webform controls will be described by way of HTML tags.
  • Text descriptions may be added to accompany video and audio content.

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