Why Web Accessibility?
Extended market reach, enhanced usability, cost savings, legal standing, goodwill
Whether you want to ensure that your website and hosted documents anticipate and comply with the ADA Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 508 standards, or the W3CWorld Wide Web Consortium, WCAGWeb Content Accessibility Guidelines, Collaborint has the web accessibility expertise you need to plan for and achieve your goals.
We recommend that a minimum of WCAG 2.0 Level AA conformance be implemented for websites and the digital media and documents that are hosted on it. But, aside from meeting the minimum requirements to make your website and documents accessible to people of all abilities, why consider web accessibility? Put simply, ROI Return on Investment.
Extended market reach
By design, an accessible website will also make it easier for search engines to crawl and index website content, potentially enhancing SEO Search Engine Optimization efforts.
Better experience for all users
Accessible websites are not just for people with disabilities. The aging with eyesight and hearing issues, mobile users, users with low bandwidth connections, and others will all have a better experience.
Standards-based HTML Hypertext Markup Language and CSS Cascading Style Sheets, implemented when designing or retrofitting accessible websites, improves cross browser and forward compatibility with emerging technology and making that commitment now may save you development time and money on your next upgrade or redesign.
Avoid complaints and litigation
Identifying accessibility compliance issues now and investing in proactive remediation will make your organization less vulnerable to demand letters, complaints, law suits and very costly fines and settlements.
An accessible, ADA-compliant website will reinforce and maintain the goodwill advantage that your organization has acquired through its brands and its good reputation.