Digital websites and applications are failing to meet the needs of more than 1-in-5 UK customers and less than 1% of website homepages meet basic web accessibility standards.
Audits to Check the Accessibility of Websites and Applications
Disability affects 14.1 million people in the UK including 19% of working age adults and 44% of pension age adults in the UK.
Ensuring your website is presenting in a way that is accessible to all can seem a daunting task with so many standards to meet, to help we’ve designed a range of tests tailored to meet your requirements.
Our Accessibility Audits
The Accessibility Audit service provides a check of your application or website and a full set of actionable insights and recommendations on how to remove barriers that would otherwise prevent people with a range of disabilities from accessing it.
To help you decided which level is best for you, we have created four separate approaches, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
|Accessibility Audit Activity||Bronze||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Testing to level A/AA/AAA compliance||A||AA||AA||AAA|
|Number of templates/user journeys in scope to test||1 – 10||1 – 10||10 – 20||30+|
|Number of browser/device combinations||2 Platforms||3 Platforms||4 Platforms||4 Platforms|
|Accessibility tools used for the audit|
|Audit report created which includes test findings and a recommend action plan|
|Defect re-testing included||* Limited|
|Self certify with WCAG conformance badge across website/applications once all defects are resolved|
|Guidance for publishing an Accessibility Statement|
|Best practice guidance for building Accessibility into website design|
Our service will help you to define the level of audit required for you to meet the following criteria.
- Accessibility of UK web sites covered by Equality Act 2010.
- Protects and promotes a fair and more equal society.
- Owners are required to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to make their sites accessible to everyone.
UK Public Sector
- All new public sector web sites must meet WAG 2.1 level AA standards using the GDS guidelines.
- A statement should be published on the site.
- All websites have until 23rd September 2020 to comply.
- All applications have until 23rd June 2021.
- US Government websites must meet Section 508 regulations.
- These regulations were revised in 2017 to include the WAG 2.0 guidelines at level AA.
- WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines comply with the section 508 regulations
- Reduced resources required with an efficient test approach
- Many years of experience across multiple markets
- User-friendly reporting clearly explaining the issues
- A list of actionable insights and recommendations
- Documented evidence for self-certification
- Independent validation completed by experts
Contact the Team
Find out more about Accessibility Audits.