We Believe All Websites
Should Be Accessible
for All Visitors.
At InsideOut Design + Development we are passionate about making websites work for all potential visitors. Accessibility is a fundamental aspect of our website development and it should be a key component of every organization’s website. Making an accessible and ADA compliant website uses a holistic approach: Design, SEO Marketing, content creation and coding all need to work together to provide the best possible experience for all people.
We conduct thorough assessments of websites, identifying potential accessibility barriers. Our team then implements necessary modifications to ensure that websites adhere to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). This includes optimizing website structures, assessing color contrast, adding alternative text to images, enhancing keyboard navigation, and providing proper captions for multimedia content.
Moreover, our commitment to accessibility extends beyond the initial assessment and modifications. We offer ongoing monitoring and maintenance services to ensure that websites continue to meet accessibility standards. Our goal is to create inclusive online experiences that empower all users to access information, products, and services without barriers, thereby promoting inclusivity and expanding your digital reach.
What We Offer
Establish the appropriate accessibility policy and W3C level of compliance for your web site. Accessibility compliance is based on region and industry as well as a company’s position on inclusion.
A policy outlines your goals on accessibility and your intent in maintaining said goals. This is the first step in determining your path to minimizing project costs with stakeholder buy-in.
Collaborate with designers, content managers, and marketing team to align marketing goals with the accessibility policy. Your team members will often be the most responsible for maintaining accessibility once a website launches.
Collaboration at the design phase ensures the least amount of code and content friction for a project.
Scanning with standardized tools combined with manual testing to ensure a “whole website” approach is taken into consideration.
We take a holistic approach to evaluate the final content against the design, and against the code.
Websites change, content is added, code is updated. Every change is an opportunity for accessibility issues to arise.
Continual code and content reviews, with support for WCAG compliance based on your requirements, is a way to minimize gaps and address issues in a timely manner.
Benefits of Accessibility Compliance
- More visitors can use your website and understand your content
- Accessible code is also SEO friendly code which helps with search rankings
- Accessible design follows best practices for User Experience
- Sites that continue to conform to WCAG guidelines can protect against litigation
Can’t We Just Install Accessible or Userway to Be Compliant?
Using 3rd party tools can help with some level of accessibility and compliance; however these technically do not address real code, design, or content issues.
Most people with accessibility needs have their computers and devices configured to suit their individual needs and do not typically use these applications.
Is There a Seal or Badge to Show My Site is Compliant?
Not really. Once a scan of your site shows no issues with accessibility, minimal exceptions, and passes a manual review: it is deemed “Approved and accessible” at that very snapshot of time. This is not a legal guarantee of being compliance, but a “meets expectations” moment in time.
Similar to SEO, you as you add content or features to the site, accessibility needs to be reassessed. Every few years, the WCAG guidelines change and your site should be reevaluated to see if it meets the guidelines and level to meet your requirements or local regulatory compliance.
In short accessibility (or “ADA Compliance”) is an ongoing process much like SEO.
What is WCAG?
It is the global standard in digital accessibility guidelines. Read more about it at W3C.