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Web Accessibility

Why is Accessibility Important?

Inaccessible websites and apps prevent people living with disabilities from being able to complete tasks online, such as shopping, booking flights or checking their finances. With 1 in 7 people around the world living with some form of disability, ensuring web accessibility is a social responsibility and business imperative. Accessibility compliance has become a priority across verticals, especially as the amount of demand letters and lawsuits continues to increase. 

Task: Make travel bookings

In this short video, observe the importance of web accessibility in travel.

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Web Accessibility Guidelines

While digital accessibility has improved, people with visual, auditory, cognitive and tactile disabilities are still not able to access many websites and apps. Legislation such as the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Equality Act of 2010 in the UK regulate equal access. Meanwhile, the W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) sets a technical standard for the accessibility of a website. This year, WCAG 2.0 standards have been adopted by the United States Access Board as the federal standard for Section 508 compliance.

Accessibility Services

Usablenet has 17 years of experience supporting usability and accessibility within key industries including retail, travel, self-service, education and government. Over time Usablenet has become a strategic long-term partner for clients looking to achieve on-going WCAG 2.0 compliance. Usablenet’s accessibility services now range from our unique Assistive solution to audits and testing (manual and automated).

Usablenet Assistive

Create a dynamic and accessible view of your website that complies with WCAG 2.0 standards in 12-16 weeks.

Accessibility Audit

Audit your sites and apps to check the current level of accessibility and the actions that should be taken to meet WCAG 2.0 standards.

Accessibility Testing

Conduct agile user testing with adaptive technology experts, or automate your accessibility testing using Usablenet’s automated QA tool

Is accessibility compliance impacting your functional testing?

Usablenet’s Automated QA tool includes automated accessibility testing.

Do your website and mobile experiences meet WCAG 2.0 standards for web accessibility?

Take the first step toward creating an inclusive online experience for all. Learn how Usablenet’s Accessibility Services can help you get started, as well as how to respond to and defend against accessibility-related legal demands.

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