Deliver an inclusive experience
If you're not already thinking about the accessibility requirements of your website or software, you should start - now. It is not only a moral and (increasingly) legal responsibility but also a smart business decision. By prioritising accessibility, you welcome people of all abilities to engage with your website. That means they can access your content, products, and services without barriers. By embracing diversity, you expand your audience reach and foster inclusivity.
Factors like low visibility, colour blindness, hearing, cognitive, and motor, impairment, need to be taken into account and optimised for all across the board. We have extensive experience working with organisations that require AA accessibility standards, and we are well-equipped to meet their unique needs. We understand the importance of creating inclusive digital experiences that comply with accessibility guidelines.
Our website builds and accessibility audits are based on following the WCAG 2.1 Accessibility Guidelines as set out in this document https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/. These guidelines explain how to make digital experiences (primarily websites and apps) accessible and inclusive, focusing specifically on these impairments;
- Vision (sight impairment and colour blindness)
- Mobility (difficult to use a mouse or keyboard)
- Thinking and understanding (dyslexia, autism or learning difficulties)
We gauge the success of our accessibility focused work on against the WCAG's four design principles, making sure all areas of our websites and software are; Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, and Robust
Testing for compliance
Our testing process includes a range of techniques and tools to evaluate the accessibility of our websites. We conduct manual testing, reviewing pages and interact with the site using assistive technologies such as screen readers and keyboard navigation. This allows us to identify and address any accessibility barriers that may exist.
In addition to manual testing, we use a suite of accessibility testing tools to scan pages, sections, and in some cases, the whole website. These tools help us identify areas where improvements need to be made to ensure compliance with AA accessibility guidelines.
Furthermore, we can conduct usability testing with individuals who have diverse abilities to gain insights into their experiences and gather feedback. This user-centric approach allows us to understand how real users interact with the website and make necessary adjustments to enhance accessibility.