Section 508 &
Website Compliance Services
19% of the United States population has a disability, many of which can prevent them from interacting with websites. Over the years, there have been several updates to the American with Disabilities Act that expand accessibility into the digital space. Websites that don’t follow the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility guidelines risk legal ramifications and missed business opportunities. Twin State Technical Services offers comprehensive website content accessibility services that ensure Section 508 and WCAG 2.1 compliance.
What is Section 508?
Section 508 requires that electronic and information technology (EIT) is accessible to people with disabilities. This includes all digital communications including website content, emails, computer software, apps, and documents.
What is WCAG 2.1 Compliance?
Website Content Accessibility Guidelines are technical guidelines designed to measure accessibility both Section 508 and ADA compliance.
ADA Lawsuits Filed in 2017
Of The U.S. Population Has a Disability
New Success Criteria for WCAG 2.1
Understanding WCAG 2.1 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
To ensure digital accessibility, the ADA requires that businesses and corporations provide all clients with access to the same services. This includes websites, apps, and electric media. There are several conformance levels, and the goal is to make sure content is perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. While it is acceptable for most businesses to maintain level AA, some are required to maintain level AAA. Failure to comply with level AA violates the equal access right of those with disabilities or limitations. This leaves your company open to expensive lawsuits.
Perceivable: Content should be able to be perceived by sight or hearing.
Operable: All user should be able to navigate content easily. Interaction should be easy without a touch screen or mouse.
Understandable: All users should be able to understand and interact with content, and should be simple enough to avoid confusion.
Robust: All website content needs to be consumable by a variety of users. This means that content should functional and should work with assistive technology such as a screen reader.
WCAG 2.1 Web Accessibility Audit
Twin State Technical Services provides comprehensive website accessibility audits to identify and document major barriers to accessibility. Through the use of certified accessibility technology, we test your site for areas of noncompliance and their severity. After the audit is complete, we generate a report and provide recommendations and next steps needed to conform to guidelines.
WCAG 2.1 Web Accessibility Repair & Remediation
Our ADA experts will address non-compliant elements according to impact on accessibility. Many issues will require us to address website design elements, such as website pages, templates, and stylesheets. Much of this will require correcting and rewriting areas of code.
If you are looking for web design and development, experts create websites with Section 508 and WCAG 2.1 guidelines in mind.
WCAG 2.1 Web Accessibility Monitoring
Occasionally code and website tools might break from one reason or another and this can affect your website accessibility. To ensure continual Section 508 and WCAG 2.1 compliance, we offer monitoring services on a monthly, quarterly or semi-annual basis.
There are several characteristics of an accessible PDF. While popular software can have built-in accessibility features, it is often more complicated. Our compliance experts will test your website’s PDFs for logical structure, proper tagging, searchable text and much more. If documents are not accessible for users of assistive technology, we will correct each document for optimal compliance.
- Testing & Repair
- Accessibility Training
While automated scanners do offer a lot of insight, they simply don’t provide all of the details when it comes to how users interact with content on websites. Our experts offer extensive scanning and work to test sites as disabled users would use the sites. We combine several strategies and provide an Audio-Visual Analysis to clients who would like a more in-depth analysis and offer the best user experience for all of their users.
Some things that might be caught in an Audio-Visual Analysis that may not be caught by automated scanners include:
- Identifying relevant image link text
- Page layout constraints and issues
- Content conflicts with common browser modifications
- Illogical tab order while tabbing through the content of pages
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