‘Accessibility Services’is a socially relevant area with compliances coming from the world over, predominantly US, UK, Europe, Canada and Australia. It will not be long for the world over to make a mandatory shift towards Accessibility.
As a company into Digital Accessibility Solutions & Services, we provide complete ‘User interface enhancement to assist users with disabilities’.
We help organizations create inclusive web, mobile, and product experiences testing, evaluation and remediation. Organizations can then enhance the digital experience for people with disabilities, comply with regulatory and statutory accessibility standards, and project an inclusive and disability-friendly presence.
Our comprehensive solution provides everything you need to create and maintain fully accessible web, mobile and product experiences to ensure customers of all abilities have equal access.
It is a prime social responsibility for organizations and businesses to ensure their applications are accessible to differently abled population. Organizations can become WCAG complaint by adopting web accessibility testing to standardize their applications accessibility for impaired vision, colour blindness, blindness, deafness, hard-of-hearing, motor impairment, mobility impairment, etc.
98% of Websites Fail to Comply with Accessibility Requirements for People with Disabilities.
As COVID-19 forces various aspects of daily life to shift online, new research shows that nearly all websites across the world fail to meet accessibility requirements for people with disabilities. Most of the webpages are not accessible to the disability community from a legal perspective, according to the 2020 Web Accessibility Annual Report compiled.
With an improved website and mobile app access, it definitely leads to an increase in the number of users accessing a website. Specifically, for such highly accessible websites, everyone irrespective of their disabilities can access such websites and perform their operations in a simple and easy way.
Many organizations have made progress updating their websites and apps to be digitally accessible to people with disabilities. The same can’t be said, however, for other forms of electronic content such as PDFs, which are increasingly used.
Accessibility is not just the law but also a corporate responsibility to include individuals with disabilities in every aspect of a business.
Standard PDF, PPT, and Excel files are usually not accessible. This means that people with disabilities using assistive technologies like screen-readers cannot correctly read them and comprehend the content. Here's what usually goes into making files and documents accessible:
Public companies can streamline the accessibility work on financial reports and complete them online, on time.
Governmental & educational organizations can provide better access to their services for people with disabilities.
Graphics and icons should be textually described
Interactive elements should be keyboard navigable
Forms fields should be labelled and tagged properly
Textual content should be hierarchically structured
Table content should be properly structured
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 defines how to make Web content more accessible to people with disabilities. Accessibility involves a wide range of disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities With greater adoption of digital services over traditional physical delivery methods, there is an increasing need to ensure that they are of optimal quality. In this spirit, the Singapore Government Design System (SGDS) aims to empower agencies to create fast, accessible, and mobile-friendly digital services with a common set of UI components, patterns, and templates.
The governments of Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, UK and the US have already adopted WCAG 2. The European Commission has moved to WCAG 2 as a European government standard. Making all the files ‘accessible’ is the right business approach for people with disabilities.
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