Accessibility is about inclusivity, delivering experiences that can be used by as many people as possible.
For a website to be accessible, information must be perceivable and pages should be easily operable. If this isn’t the case, some users will encounter barriers and won’t be able to complete important tasks.
In the UK, 1 in 5 people have a disability – this could be visual, hearing, motor or cognitive. But the concept of accessibility doesn’t just apply to people with disabilities – all users have different levels of need.
Meeting accessibility standards helps to ensure inclusion, minimise risk and leverage the technology that addresses your objectives.
The purpose of a Website Accessibility Audit is to understand your platform’s compliance to recognised accessibility standards, identify usability issues and provide the best possible experience for your users.
We audit against best practices using clear checkpoints, with prioritised recommendations included in the final report. A compliance statement can also be issued upon completion.
We use a combination of manual and automated checks to audit websites, alongside a number of industry-leading assistive technologies and tools.
We have developed our own Content Testing Tool, which provides a rapid, automated analysis of page content, producing FleschKincaid, DaleChall and SMOG scores for each page on your website.
Key benefits of our Website Accessibility Audit service
⊕ Assists with and evidences compliance to legal accessibility requirements
⊕ Ensures everyone can access your services
⊕ Testing to WCAG 2.1 Level AA as standard
⊕ Detailed report with executive summary for leadership/stakeholders
⊕ Structured recommendations, i.e. all priority issues detailed first
⊕ Effective combination of manual and automated checks
⊕ Balanced and solution-orientated feedback
⊕ Option for retest once initial issues are addressed
Skills Funding Agency
Skills Funding Agency appointed us to perform an Accessibility Audit of a private beta website to evaluate how well the site supports diverse user need.
The agency required a number of disabilities to be included in the checks, including visual impairments, high contrast users, those with motor limitations and magnification software users.
We delivered a detailed accessibility report to the agency, with face-to-face technical consultancy and a retest performed to confirm compliance before deployment.