Website Accessibility

Web accessibility - we speak the language

If you were translating your website into French, you would hire native French speakers to do the work - so why wouldn’t you hire a firm composed of people with disabilities to do your accessibility work?

We speak the language of accessibility fluently, because we live and breathe it. Our accessibility staff and consultants are people who use a wide range of technology, including screen readers, enlarging software, hands-free devices and other access technologies. Our staff know WCAG, Section 508, accessibility, and technology, because we use it - every day.

Why Accessibility Matters

In today's world, websites are often the first point of contact.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of websites are inaccessible to people with disabilities

Certainly, making your website accessible to as many people as possible is the right thing to do - but there are compelling economic reasons to do this as well. Focusing on how people with disabilities use websites will help guarantee you're not inadvertently giving clients and consumers the impression that you're not concerned about accessibility.

When you take into account the fact that as many as 20% of the population has some form of disability, it's difficult to make the case that a company's website shouldn't be accessible.

Litigation over access issues has also become common. In the last three years, we've seen an exponential rise in the number of companies and government sites that have retained our services due to potential lawsuits. And the trend is continuing, In 2015, there were more than 40 web accessibility lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

We'll work with you to ensure that your organization's websites, systems and applications are accessible. CforAT's services include accessibility testing and evaluation against WCAG and Section 508 standards, user testing and accessibility reviews at any stage of production. We'll also help develop strategies to ensure accessibility becomes part of all your organizations planning and implementation.