Digital accessibility gives people with diverse abilities equal access and opportunity to web content.
Litz Digital specializes in digital accessibility compliance, as defined by WCAG 2.1 and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The services below work together to make your web content more accessible to people with disabilities and to promote a better web experience for all users.
This is the first step in assessing the overall usability of your website for individuals with disabilities. The goal is to identify any items that do not comply with the WCAG standards and prioritize them by severity.
- Automated, manual and screen reader testing
- Report of findings (organizational overview & detailed bug reports)
- Unlimited email support
Ongoing Accessibility Support
Accessibility is not something you attain, but rather something you maintain.
- Monthly accessibility scans
- Manual review of reported issues
- Fixes for any compliance issues found
I provide in-person or virtual training sessions on accessibility best practices for content managers, designers, and developers. Each session will focus on key insights for maintaining accessibility across digital channels and will include time for Q&A.
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It was extremely important for us to get our website to conform to the WCAG 2.1 AA standards for ADA compliance. Matt was thorough in explaining the entire process required to conform to this spec… His work was comprehensive and he trained our team on what we needed to do to keep our website in compliance. I’m delighted that our customers with disabilities will successfully be able to navigate our website!Stuart Flom
Website Accessibility Checklist
Top 10 WCAG Issues You Can Fix Today
Frequently Asked Questions
From a business standpoint, there’s a compelling case for prioritizing digital accessibility. Accessibility best practices are closely linked to improved user experience, which is a win for all users. When you take steps to make web accessibility a priority everyone benefits.
Show You Care
When you prioritize the needs of your customers by improving usability, it translates into business trust. Customers buy from businesses they trust; trust comes from showing that you care.
Roughly 25% of adults will have a temporary or permanent disability at some point in their lifetime (CDC.gov). Addressing barriers that prevent these users from engaging with your content can improve your business reach.
Digital accessibility is required for most businesses and ADA-related lawsuits continue to increase year over year (usablenet.com). By taking a proactive approach to fixing major accessibility issues, you can minimize your liability.
An accessibility audit can be delivered in 2-4 weeks, depending on the number of pages tested. The remediation process can take anywhere from 3 months up to a year (or longer) depending on the number of issues and how quickly you choose to fix them.
Accessibility overlay plugins are quite popular for WordPress and promise to solve accessibility issues. However, these overlays are not a permanent fix. It some cases, these plugins actually conflict with the user’s system or web browser tools that are meant to help with accessibility.
Here are a few reasons why overlays are not an adequate solution:
- They only fix the easy issues and are not capable of testing or fixing complex issues (e.g. focus state, keyboard traps, ARIA relationships)
- They override or conflict with user’s defaults for their OS and assistive technology
- They treat users with disabilities as second class citizens (the “bolt-on accessibility” approach)
The A11y Project has a great article called “Should I use an accessibility overlay?“, which details the specific concerns business owners should be aware of with overlay plugins.
I don’t support PDF remediation at this time. It’s easy to determine if a PDF has accessibility issues, but fixing those issues can be complex. If PDFs make up a large part of your content, you might consider using AbleDocs for part of your accessibility strategy.
This question is important to ask of anyone who would audit your website for accessibility. Experts in the field of accessibility must be up to date on specification standards and best practices for addressing compliance issues.
I started working in the digital accessibility as an developer advocate, seeking to educate my peers on writing code that reflects accessibility best practices. I have been facilitating accessibility audits and user testing for three years and have worked with private businesses and government entities to improve their digital accessibility.
I am a member of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) and have a Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) certification.