Identify critical accessibility errors with our website accessibility audit service.
What is a website accessibility audit?
A website accessibility audit is a review of a limited page selection on your website to identify critical accessibility barriers (including WCAG 2.0 failures). During a website accessibility audit, we will:
- Identify a limited page selection to test
- Test pages with automated and manual tools (including a screen reader) to identify and characterize accessibility barriers.
- Compile a website accessibility evaluation report to summarize failures, and forward recommendations for improvement.
Why do I need a website accessibility audit?
A website accessibility audit is a great way to get a snapshot of the accessibility of your website, and to identify critical accessibility errors. We recommend a website accessibility audit for anyone looking to improve the accessibility of their website, and to achieve compliance with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0.
What’s included in a website accessibility audit?
A website accessibility audit includes automated and manual accessibility tests to identify accessibility barriers on your website. The accessibility audit will identify:
- HTML/CSS syntax errors that may impact accessibility
- WCAG 2.0 failures by checkpoint
- Website usability errors
The final product of a website accessibility audit is a website accessibility report.
Website Accessibility Report
The website accessibility report summarizes critical accessibility errors with references to WCAG 2.0 checkpoints, and includes recommendations for website upgrades to achieve compliance.
The website evaluation report includes the following sections:
The evaluation summary lists accessibility conformance failures with references to WCAG 2.0 guidelines. Accessibility checkpoints are evaluated using automated assessment tools and assistive technology devices, and graded pass/fail to indicate conformance with WCAG guidelines.
Analysis of accessibility barriers
The website accessibility report includes an analysis of accessibility barriers, and how they impact people with disabilities and assistive technology users. Accessibility barriers are prioritized as critical, high or moderate based on their impact:
- Critical – accessibility barrier poses a critical barrier to accessibility. One or more groups of people would find the page impossible to use or navigate with assistive technology devices.
- High – accessibility barrier poses a significant barrier to accessibility. One or more groups would find the page difficult to use with assistive technology devices.
- Moderate – accessibility barrier poses a moderate barrier to accessibility. One or more groups would be able to use the page, but repairs are required to conform to accessibility guidelines (Section 508/WCAG).
Recommendations for accessibility repair, remediation, and conformance testing
The website accessibility report includes recommendations for website accessibility evaluation and repair including:
- Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance testing
- Website accessibility repair and remediation
- Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliance certification
- Website accessibility conformance monitoring
Free Website Accessibility Checkup
Request your free website accessibility checkup today, and take the first step towards achieving your accessibility compliance goals.