We believe accessibility is as much a moral obligation as a legal one. 👨🏼🦯
Around 20% of people have some form of accessibility requirement. We believe strongly that the web should be for everyone, and therefore we take all steps to ensure that our websites both meet and exceed industry standards for web accessibility.
Web Accessibility is becoming increasingly important. With legislation in place in the USA, and regulations for the public sector in the UK, accessibility is of growing importance. We believe that the web should be for all: that's why we provide web accessibility training, as well as accessibility audits.
We help our clients to be inclusive of all web users, while simultaneously helping them to improve SEO, improve user-experience and boost conversions.
Web accessibility means making the web work for everyone, regardless of any impairment or disability they may have. Simple accessibility failings that you may not even notice can make a website impossible for others to use. For example, a website may look fine to you, although the text contrast may be too low for a colour blind user to identify the text, and it may be totally non-navigable by a blind person. Ensuring your website is accessible means ensuring it works for everyone, and that benefits users, your business, and society as a whole.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) define a set of rules which must be met in order for a website to be accessible. A significant proportion of websites do not conform to these guidelines, so following them not only improves experiences for users with accessibility requirements, but also makes them more likely to use your website or services instead of a competitor’s.
In the public sector the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are a legal requirement, and there is growing momentum in the private sector to also start following these important guidelines.