Hammersmith Support clients have long enjoyed having their websites accessible to all users due to our implementation of accessibility-certified design. This year, we are thrilled to announce that we are offering website accessibility and remediation services through a tool added to your website that displays on the bottom of each page. This tool allows users to make visual and customizable changes right on their screen!
Web Accessibility Remediation
According to ADA title III, every business website has to be accessible to people with disabilities, or it will be at risk of being sued and facing unnecessary legal expenses. We recommend the use of our web accessibility solution to solve this problem. According to our research, this is the most affordable and simple solution in the market today.
Our service provides:
- ADA, WCAG 2.1 Level AA& Section 508 compliance
- An accessibility statement and certification of performance.
- Ongoing maintenance involving re-scan of your website every 24 hours.
How Does It Work?
Our new service can be applied to any WordPress website. Once in place, the service places an icon at the bottom of every page the user navigates to. With one click, the user can adjust the page to:
- be a safe seizure view by removing flashes and reducing color
- enhance visuasl for the visually impaired
- an ADHD view with fewer distractions and clearer focus
- assist with reading and focus
- keyboard driven navigation
- screen readers for users who are blind
Why Is It Beneficial?
All Hammersmith Support designed websites meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines that are approved by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The WCAG ensures that a website meets all the criteria for consumers with varying abilities. Our latest accessibility service offering creates easier access to these tools that are so beneficial to website users.
In addition, website accessibility tooll:
Making websites accessible to all can help to reduce the liability of discrimination against people wth disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act protects individuals with disabilities and has created many of the standards with which companies are required to comply. If a company ignores those standards and/or refuses to comply, it can spell big legal trouble.
Promoting Business Ethics
It’s one thing to say that your business is open to all, it’s another to show it. Ensuring that your site can be navigated, and done so comfortably by just about anyone, is a demonstration of good business ethics.
Many functions required for a website to be accessibility certified are also beneficial for search engine optimization. Background information on images like alt text, captions, and titles are necessary for a visually impaired individual, but it’s also great information for web crawlers to use in evaluating and ranking your site.
Meeting Global Standards
Federal agencies and their contractors are required to conform with WCAG 2.0. Private businesses are not legally required to comply, but their websites do have to be accessible. While it is optional for private businesses in the United States, websites in the EU are legally obligated to be compliant—including mobile versions.
Ready to Get Started?
Our new accessibility services are available for as little as $500—and we offer competitive pricing for large-scale businesses based on volume. Schedule a complimentary 30-minute meeting to discuss how we can help ensure your website is accessibility certified.