Web Accessibility & ADA Compliance
Every user deserves access to your digital experience.
Monkee-Boy is a proud member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals
In its simplest form, web accessibility is the practice of ensuring that people of all abilities can easily interact with and have equal access to your website’s content and functionality. With over 1 billion users with disabilities on the planet, this audience is huge, growing each year, and is critical to include (but often forgotten) when new digital experiences are being planned.
Monkee-Boy provides the following services to help clients navigate the world of web accessibility.
Web Accessibility Strategy
Though web accessibility has been around for over twenty years, it has really grabbed hold over the past 2-4 years as both Google has started to pay more attention to it, and lawsuits have increased (almost 200% year-over-year). If you are planning a new website, we will help educate your business on what web accessibility is, why web accessibility is important, how web accessibility might impact your business, and what options can be explored to find the right level of accessibility that is appropriate for your audiences.
Web Accessibility Audits
If you're unsure of where to start or how accessible your website is, the first step is a web accessibility audit. This audit is a simple assessment to help you better understand any accessibility gaps that might exist and what options you have to fix them. This process can provide a quick test (and score) or a more in-depth report generated through both automated or manual testing protocols. We'll provide you with our documented findings & recommendations so you have a clear options of the best paths forward.
Ongoing Web Accessibility Conformance Testing
When properly planned, designed, and developed, you will be able to manage the vast majority of your website content once it goes live. In doing such, your team could inadvertently undo some of the accessibility elements we've installed. It is important to know that web accessibility is a "journey, not a destination". Have no fear - we're here to help.
Most businesses find it valuable to have someone proactively monitoring their site's accessibility conformance as new content is added and managed ongoing. This ensures consistent monitoring and mitigating any potential gaps that might be impacting your users or exposing you legally.
Monkee-Boy's digital natives can develop ongoing accessibility sustainability programs for your organization to ensure the appropriate level of conformance is upheld month-over-month. These tests consist of different levels of automated and manual testing to ensure a comprehensive foundation for inclusivity.
In-Person Testing With Knowbility
If your business is highly regulated or at high risk/need of deeper compliance, we are happy to help coordinate in-person testing with our friends at Knowbility - one of the foremost leaders in web accessibility.
In addition, Knowbility can also provide additional accessibility services including:
- Expert Manual Testing
- Accessibility Training
- Leadership & Strategic Consulting
- Document Accessibility (PDF, Word, Etc)
The second article in our "Road to Web Accessibility" series will guide you on how to formalize the path you plan to take to build an inclusive experience.Read more
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