Why work with a disability owned business?
People with disabilities bring a unique perspective from their experiences navigating a world that is not designed with accessibility in mind. People with disabilities are typically great problem solvers from navigating these experiences. By working with a disability owned business, you get these unique perspectives and skills working on your project.
Why should I make my website accessible?
In the US alone, 19.9 million people could benefit from ADA compliant websites. Ensure your website doesn’t leave anyone behind.
What are the four principles of accessibility testing?
Perceivable: Both content and controls must be presented in ways that users can perceive.
Operable: Users must be able to operate the controls and navigation.
Understandable: Both content and controls must be clear and understandable.
Robust: Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technology.
What are some of the things you would test while conducting an accessibility audit? While conducting a functional/usability test?
For an audit, we test things like images, headings, links, buttons, and colors, using a keyboard and screen reader to interact with any controls.
How long does a website disability audit take?
Short answer: It depends.
Long answer: We don’t test every page on your site. Many sites have hundreds of pages, but often you’ll find the same kinds of issues repeated across multiple pages because the pages all use the same library of building blocks. By selecting a small number of pages (we usually recommend 3–5) that include a wide variety of those components, you can get a good idea of the kinds of issues that are common on your site. We’ll tell you how to fix each issue that we find, and you can apply those fixes across your whole site.
The more media and interactive components a page contains, the more time it takes to test it. However, a 3–5 page audit usually takes less than a month to complete.
What is WCAG?
WCAG is short for “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines” - they serve as the benchmark for website accessibility ranging from physical, visual, auditory, speech, cognitive, learning, and neurological disabilities.
What’s the difference between Levels A, AA & AAA Accessibility Standards?
Level A is the bare minimum level of conformance, which covers the most essential accessibility issues but is not typically considered sufficient. Level AA is the medium level of conformance, providing more well-rounded coverage, and is the standard for most legal obligations. Level AAA is the highest level, providing greater access but also more technical constraints. AAA conformance is not possible for all types of content.
Unless otherwise arranged, we test to level AA.
What is the difference between Wandke Accessibility's approach versus a competing software?
We use human resources who have unique experiences and points of view in regard to what makes something accessible, not just automation.
What is ableism?
Ableism is a bias, prejudice, or discrimination in favor of able-bodied people or against people with disabilities.
What is Disability Pride Month?
Disability Pride Month flips the perspective that disabled people are to hide their disabilities. Instead, we reject the shame projected on us and embrace our disabilities as a part of who we are.
What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
The ADA is a disability rights law that is the foundation for bettering access and opportunities for the disabled community.
What is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)?
NDEAM was created with the purpose of educating society about the barriers encountered by disabled workers and how employers can become leaders in the inclusion revolution.