A-2-Z Internet Accessibility and Marketing
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If you want to have a global presence, making your products and services available to the widest possible segment of the population, you need a website that welcomes all users. A-2-Z Internet Accessibility and Marketing will assess your company’s compliance to ensure that users with disabilities don’t encounter obstacles when using the website, and ensure that your Accessibility statement covers all of the legal requirements in accordance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standards,
A-2-Z Will Evaluate the Necessary Components of the website Accessibility statement
The website accessibility statement is directed to the attention of those users with disabilities who most need this information. You will begin with a brief overview of how the service enables access for persons with disabilities.
Your company or organization name is identified, along with the explanation that it is the goal of the organization for the site to be as accessible to as many people as possible. What then follows is a list of the actions which should be easy for everyone, including persons with disabilities, to accomplish.
A-2-Z’s web accessibility agency will determine whether all visitors to your site are able to:
- Change contrast levels, colors, and fonts.
- Enlarge the font up to 300% without losing text off the margins of the screen.
- Move from the beginning to the end using only a keyboard and speech recognition software.
- Use the most recent versions of screen readers such as JAWS, NVDA, and Voiceover.
- Easily understand the text.
The accessibility information must include a statement which confirms that your business or organization is committed to making your services accessible.
- The website is fully compliant if it meets all of the WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
- The website is partially compliant if it meets most of the WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
- The website is not compliant if it fails to meet most of the WCAG 2.1 AA standards.
When a website is partially or not compliant with the WCAG 2.1 AA standards, an explanation is required. When creating the Website Accessibility Statement, A-2-Z will provide an honest ranking of the accessibility, and whether it fails to meet WCAG 2.1 standards, listing the items from those having the most impact to those with the least.
Managing these tasks can be daunting, however, you can rely on A-2-Z to test website accessibility and provide an ongoing monitoring so that you won’t be caught by surprise if a change in technology means that people with disabilities are unable to access your services.
A-2-Z Will Help You Design an Accessibility statement That:
- Proves your deep commitment to providing accessibility for people who have disabilities.
- Meets WCAG 2.1 standards.
- Provides contact information to assist when an accessibility problem arises.
- Outlines steps your business has taken in order to provide accessibility.
- Offers examples of how the content has undergone testing to ensure accessibility.
- Acknowledges any known limitations of the website’s accessibility.
- Refers to laws and practices governing accessibility standards.
Accessibility Information to Include In The Statement
It can be very frustrating for a person with disabilities to try to navigate a website that has accessibility issues. The accessibility certification should be part of the footer of the website so it can be accessed from any page of the site. The language needs to be straightforward and easy to understand. That’s an area where A-2-Z’s experience proves especially useful. A-2-Z doesn’t expect users to learn the legal or technical jargon of accessibility, because we already know it, and we can make sure that your website presents the accessibility information coherently, based on the standards and regulations in your country.
To see sample Accessibility statement based on UK standards click here.