While providing an accessible experience to clients with disabilities and visual impairments is an essential service that every website owner must comply with, it is not always easy to satisfy the rules established by WCAG or ADA or AODA. If you are not
familiar with all those acronyms, rest assured, we here at Cubicle Fugitive have a deep understanding of how to build accessible, compliant websites that require little to no experience with the full list of rules and regulations.
From automatic alt tag generation to full keyboard navigable designs, we are proficient in building fully accessible websites that are still easy to use and easy to manage.
Everyone should have access to the world’s essential services like justice, healthcare, and education. With the implementation of WCAG 2.1 Guidelines, the international standard for web accessibility, and subsequent localized acts like AODA and
ADA, the online world is working towards making all websites accessible to everyone.
For an existing site, we can provide the following services to ensure your website is fully compliant by the deadline of January 1st, 2021.
The first step is to perform an audit of your website. We start with an automated computer-generated system to flag any non-compliant issues by categorizing them into success criterion: non-applicable, verified compliant, needs improvement, or unimplemented.
Once we have analyzed the computer-generated audit, our experienced team of developers will conduct a thorough manual audit to both the front-facing and backend of the site to identify areas that may be acknowledged as false-positives or false-negatives
by a computer such as text on photography (depending on the code it may not be apparent to a computer).
Once the audit is complete, Cubicle Fugitive will meet internally to discuss the scope of work, areas of the site that need to be mended, and determine the estimated time to meet compliance requirements. Cubicle Fugitive will then provide the firm with
a detailed report from the audit and an estimate of time to complete the work.
Implementation of compliance
After the estimate is approved, we will start with WCAG 2.0 Level A compliance since this is the current standard for all websites in Ontario, followed by WCAG 2.0 Level AA (which must be complete by January 1st, 2021). If the AODA audit revealed
the need for any updates to the look of the website, we will consult our design team and request mock-ups for client review and approval.
After the changes are implemented, Cubicle Fugitive will conduct a final audit of the website to ensure all standards have been met. This report will be provided to the firm to stand as a record of the work completed and can be used as a reference should
any complaints or discrepancies arise concerning the website’s level of accessibility.
Training on accessibility best practices
If desired, Cubicle Fugitive can provide the firm with instructions for maintaining your website’s WCAG compliance going forward. This document will break down the specific guidelines for each principle and outline the components that contribute
to successful compliance.
Whether you are developing a new website or retrofitting an old one, Cubicle Fugitive can work with your firm to ensure your website is accessible and compliant.