Web Accessibility

Testing and remediation for accessibility

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It’s time to get serious about web accessibility

SiteCare is here to foster an outstanding digital experience for disabled users who visit your website — and help to protect businesses from costly ADA lawsuits.

Through our web accessibility testing and remediation services, we help you establish your website’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

Avoid ADA lawsuits

Web accessibility lawsuits are on the rise — the time to act is now. Taking proactive steps today to ensure your site meets ADA compliance requirements and WCAG 2.1 standards can help prevent costly legal cases down the road.

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Reach more customers, regardless of ability

Complying with web accessibility standards isn’t just legal precaution; it’s a smart business move. About 20% of people in the U.S. live with a visual, hearing, cognitive, physical, and/or reading disability — that’s nearly 57 million potential customers. Making your site accessible keeps these users on your site longer and removes obstacles in their journey to becoming a customer. friction points in your conversion funnel.

Elevate your site’s overall user experience

By providing an excellent user experience to disabled people, you’re elevating the user experience for everyone else, too. Whether someone is using a mobile device, experiencing a slow internet connection, or just appreciates an clean, easy-to-navigate website, non-disabled users directly benefit from accessible design elements and features.

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Boost SEO efforts

Accessible websites offer enhanced user experiences and loading speeds, both major factors in search engine rankings. Additionally, many accessible features, such as metadata and schema markup, make it easier for search engines to crawl and index your site more accurately.

What we do

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Step one: Testing

We partner with Equalize Digital to perform a comprehensive review and test your website to determine its current level of compliance with ADA requirements and WCAG 2.0/2.1 standard, including section 508 review. Their detailed website accessibility audit process uses a mix of manual processes and automated tools, including AATT, aXe, Google Lighthouse, JAWS, OSX Voiceover Utilities, and Wave.

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Step two: Remediation

Once we have a clear picture of the technical fixes required to make your site accessible, our team of technical experts and developers will begin addressing the issues in order of severity.

  • Adaptable content
  • Animation and motion
  • Assistive technologies
  • Colors, contrast ratios, sizes
  • Input assistance
  • Input modalities
  • Keyboard accessibility
  • Navigable elements
  • Readability
  • Text alternatives
  • Time-based media

What our clients say

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What are the ADA requirements for web accessibility?

The ADA does not elaborate on compliance standards for web accessibility, but that doesn’t mean that it can be ignored. Title III of the ADA “prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in the activities of places of public accommodations,” which includes websites. Ignoring accessibility measures can lead to lawsuits, but optimizing your website to the standards of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, or WCAG, can provide protection from such litigation.

What are the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines?

WCAG creates universal web accessibility standards since the ADA doesn’t provide those guidelines. The current version of the guidelines, WCAG 2.1, breaks the concept of accessibility down into four principles — your website should be perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust.

How does web accessibility impact SEO?

Not only are accessible websites generally faster and easier to use, but many of the other elements of web accessibility are useful from an SEO standpoint.

  • Descriptive page titles and meta descriptions benefit both users of screen readers as well as search engine users.
  • Structural elements like header tags and schema markup make content easier to understand for users and search engines alike.
  • Link anchor text not only helps users understand what they are clicking on, but also provides search engine crawlers with valuable linking information.
  • Transcriptions of video, audio, and podcasts are useful for those with hearing disabilities, and also provide Google with additional information to consider while indexing.
  • Sitemaps help both users navigate your site as well as allow for search engine crawlers to index your site more efficiently.

What industries are most often targeted with web accessibility lawsuits?

Web accessibility lawsuits are most common in industries with products and services that are used by people on a daily basis. This includes food service, retail, financial services, as well as hospitality, travel, and entertainment companies.

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Improving your website accessibility is not only the right thing to do for your users — it’s the smart thing to do for your business.

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