As web accessibility consultants, we work together to make your site accessible. We are also looking to make your site compliant with web accessibility standards and help you to gain valuable insight into the overall process. We believe there is significant value in learning about the technical side of compliance, as you form new practices and policies for your website to remain as compliant as possible in the future.
Once your site has been built or upgraded, we’re not done. We remain available to you to address issues should they arise and we offer packages that allocate additional hours every month to review and consult with you.
Our job is to make an initial assessment and then provide the very best recommendations for moving ahead and staying compliant.
If your organization is a governmental institution, a college or university, or a public school, you should know that federal law (Section 508) requires that your website meets web accessibility standards. Our team of web accessibility consultants can help you upgrade your website to meet these standards.
Additionally, all educational institutions are required to comply with Section 508 standards. Section 508 is part of the Rehabilitation Act, a civil rights law that passed in 1973. This law guarantees that all federal government departments and federally funded agencies give fair treatment to people with disabilities. This includes websites and website elements , such as images, video, electric forms, keyboard functionality (for those people unable to use a mouse), text and movable content.
Making your website accessible requires a strong background in the standards and the technology to make it happen. To increase efficiency, consider allowing our accessibility consultants to act as your guide, rather than trying to learn all the nuances of accessibility yourself. These experts do this work all the time and are up to date on the latest trends. Additionally, most firms that offer accessibility have direct experience with people with disabilities. They know firsthand what makes a website functional and accessible and what people with disabilities actually need.