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Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for every website — websites where all users have equal access to information and functionality. In addition to providing users with impairments, or using assistive technologies, access to information on the web, accessible website design makes websites better for all users.

To accomplish website accessibility, we follow WCAG 2.0 guidelines and use the following four principles:

4 principles of website accessibility


1) The site is perceivable in multiple ways.

For example:

  • Alt texts for non-text content
  • Alternatives for time-based media (video & audio recordings) are given (e.g. captions, transcripts etc)
  • Use of appropriate contrast
  • Color is not the only means of showing information
  • Text can be resized up to 200 percent in the browser


2) The site is operable in multiple ways.

For example:

  • Website can be fully navigated via keyboard and screen readers
  • Content that automatically updates can be paused or stopped (e.g. sliders)
  • Repeated content can be bypassed (example: navigation)


3) The site content is understandable.

For example:

  • Pages can be operated in predictable ways via consistent navigation
  • The language of content can be determined programmatically
  • User input fields are labeled with consistently accessible labels
  • Forms identify input errors


4) The site is robust.

  • Robust means the site interacts with standard devices and assistive technologies

 

An experienced accessibility team

Our team is trained in accessible website design and development. Our UX and digital director, creative director, and art director studied in the user experience program at Bentley University and hold certificates in user experience design. In addition, our developer has extensive experience in developing accessible websites. We have also gained a lot of practice in creating accessible website design through our work with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) usability and accessibility team at MIT. Here are some tips on how to create an accessible website.

Meet our team.

Accessibility website audit

We offer a website accessibility audit to review your current website and identify how to improve your website’s accessibility.

For more information, contact us.

 

 

Accessibility

Accessibility is an important consideration for every website — websites where all users have equal access to information and functionality. In addition to providing users with impairments, or using assistive technologies, access to information on the web, accessible website design makes websites better for all users.

To accomplish website accessibility, we follow WCAG 2.0 guidelines and use the following four principles:

4 principles of website accessibility


1) The site is perceivable in multiple ways.

For example:

  • Alt texts for non-text content
  • Alternatives for time-based media (video & audio recordings) are given (e.g. captions, transcripts etc)
  • Use of appropriate contrast
  • Color is not the only means of showing information
  • Text can be resized up to 200 percent in the browser


2) The site is operable in multiple ways.

For example:

  • Website can be fully navigated via keyboard and screen readers
  • Content that automatically updates can be paused or stopped (e.g. sliders)
  • Repeated content can be bypassed (example: navigation)


3) The site content is understandable.

For example:

  • Pages can be operated in predictable ways via consistent navigation
  • The language of content can be determined programmatically
  • User input fields are labeled with consistently accessible labels
  • Forms identify input errors


4) The site is robust.

  • Robust means the site interacts with standard devices and assistive technologies

 

An experienced accessibility team

Our team is trained in accessible website design and development. Our UX and digital director, creative director, and art director studied in the user experience program at Bentley University and hold certificates in user experience design. In addition, our developer has extensive experience in developing accessible websites. We have also gained a lot of practice in creating accessible website design through our work with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) usability and accessibility team at MIT. Here are some tips on how to create an accessible website.

Meet our team.

Accessibility website audit

We offer a website accessibility audit to review your current website and identify how to improve your website’s accessibility.

For more information, contact us.