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