Why AKEA Exists:
Web Accessibility Standards Matter

Web Accessibility Standards Matter:
Why AKEA Exists

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AKEA Web Solutions Cares About Web Accessibility

From the moment of its inception in 2010, AKEA Web Solutions set out to deliver exceptional service. To us, this means creating websites that are easy to use for everyone. This means that should be easy to manage for business owners and web content team members to manage. It also means they are beautifully designed and will deliver high-value resources for your business and your online visitors. When web accessibility standards, such as WCAG 2.1 and Section 508, are built into your digital environment, you are able to serve all people.

It’s time to be inclusive and ensure that users with disabilities are not excluded.

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A Letter from the CEO

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The Importance of Providing Access to All Populations

As a website design and accessibility firm in Lansing, Michigan, AKEA offers consulting for businesses large and small including, agencies, government, education institutions and nonprofits. We are experts in creating beautiful WordPress websites that comply with WCAG 2.1 AA (Web Content Accessibility Standards) and Section 508 standards. Because we believe that, not only should websites be easy to navigate, they should be easy to navigate for every single website visitor. Our focus on creating accessible websites is what sets us apart from most other web companies.

Is Your Website Barrier-Free?

AKEA will ensure that your website is Compliant and Accessible for all users whether you are building a new website or you need to find and resolve issues on your existing website.

Tell Us About Your Web Accessibility Needs

Web Accessibility Standards Consulting and Web Design

nullBy providing full-circle Web Accessibility Consulting Services, Accessibility Audits and Accessibility Remediation, we help our clients reach a wider audience and connect with each visitor.

In order to achieve these goals, we focus on building exceptional Accessible WordPress Websites that meet web the  requirements, including WCAG 2.1 and Section 508.

For a website to be accessible, it means that visitors with any sort of disability (hearing, visual, cognitive, mobility, etc.) can successfully navigate and use your website.

WordPress Actively Supports Web Accessibility

A website being built on WordPress means that your site will be easy to navigate, easy to manage, easy to change, easy to adapt, easy to customize and more. WordPress websites serve the needs of our clients and help us deliver websites that exceed expectations.

AKEA’s Commitment to You

Your website is yours – and you should be able to make changes if you want to. WordPress offers that freedom. With a site that is easy to learn, easy to use and easy to move if needed, your website built on WordPress is yours to modify in order to meet the ever-changing needs of your business. With WordPress, we can help you:

  • Develop the Best WordPress Themes, designs and styles that meet your business needs
  • Choose the best plugins and keep your technology current
  • Be prepared for web hosting with the right amount of storage and redundancy to meet your needs

AKEA’s WordPress websites are secure and we provide security resources to keep your data and your customers safe.

At AKEA, we ensure that your WordPress website will always be live, up to date and secure. Get in touch now!

We Build Websites, Not Barriers To Access

nullBut we don’t only build websites that deliver results. We build websites that break down barriers.

Accessibility barriers can prevent people with a variety of disabilities from easily navigating your website. When they can’t navigate your website, they leave. This means lost opportunities, lost connections and lost business. There can also be legal implications.

Who Do We Work With?

AKEA works with state and local governments, higher education, public education, financial institutions, insurance, healthcare and small and global businesses to build websites that won’t present barriers for those with disabilities. We create websites that meet current accessibility requirements.

Web Accessibility? Not An Option.

At AKEA, we believe web accessibility is not an option. We believe all websites should be easily accessible to anyone that wishes to navigate them. The Internet isn’t just for a select few. Everyone should have the opportunity to interact and by creating websites that are accessible, we benefit everyone, not just those with disabilities.

The Right Technology

nullJust as the right technology can help a hearing-impaired individual experience music for the first time, Assistive Technology such as a screen reader can help a person with visual impairments who is browsing a website. This is just one way a website can be ready to assist those with disabilities.

Physical Accessibility and Digital Accessibility

While commercial buildings are required by law to comply with accessible building code by adding wheelchair ramps, railings, etc., websites are now being required to comply with WCAG 2.1 AA. Educational institutions are also required to comply with Section 508 standards. Public Schools, Institutions of Higher Education and State and Federal agencies are already required to do so. For many, building accessible websites isn’t just a nice thing to do, it’s also the law.

Choose the Right Partner and Address Web Accessibility Standards

The experts at AKEA Web Solutions know the law. We know websites. We are experts in web accessibility and we can help you identify the issues that are preventing your website from meeting the accessibility standards. You don’t have to know what the law requires of your website because we do. We know what needs to stay the same and what should change and we know how to build a beautiful, accessible website from scratch.

It takes the right technology to build a compelling website. It takes the right technology to make sure all websites are accessible to everyone. And it takes the right technology to make sure that websites deliver customers to you – providing a high return on investment. AKEA Web Solutions has the technology to achieve all of this and more.

Act Now

If your organization is a federal agency and you’re not sure if your website meets accessibility requirements, you shouldn’t wait until you are told to fix it. You don’t have to wonder if someone is going to miss important information because they can’t access it and you don’t have to worry that visitors to your website are struggling to connect. You can call AKEA today.

Whether you need a brand new website and want to make sure everyone can access it, or you have an existing website and you’re just not sure how accessible it is, we can help. While legal cases surrounding accessible websites are increasing, there’s good news. The best course of action is to be proactive. If you’ve already begun the process of an accessibility audit, you will fair better if you are called out for noncompliance. So, no matter the nature of your business, it’s time.

Through our consulting services, including accessibility audits and remediation services we can determine exactly which action you need to take. And if we’re not right the company to meet your individual needs, we will direct you to the consultant or service provider who can.

So don’t worry, and don’t wait. Call AKEA Web Solutions today to learn more about WordPress websites that deliver results, meet the needs of your clients and help make sure that everyone has a world of information at their fingertips.

Contact AKEA for a Free Consultation
on your web design and accessibility initiative!

Email: info@akeaweb.com