Making your products and services more accessible ensures you reach your widest possible audience – including those with disabilities.
What is it all about?
A highly accessible website has commercial, legal and ethical benefits for your business.
Users are no longer restricted to PCs and laptops; they access your information from any number of platforms, including smart phones and tablets. Are you sure your site is easily used on these?
What’s more, in the UK alone there are over 8 million disabled people, some of whom are very prolific online.
Making it easy to find your business or organisation not only helps you benefit from this market, but also ensures you fulfil your duty under the Equality Act in the UK and other disability requirements around the world.
The original vision of the Web was to make information available to everyone regardless of disability. Embracing this philosophy shows your customers your inclusive and ethical approach to business.
How do we help?
We take the guesswork out of accessibility. Our experienced team tests your design and content across diverse assistive technologies, with a range of different users to identify where you are meeting accessibility best practice and where further work may be needed.
User Vision audits and evaluates your site accessibility using various means, from automated accessibility tools through to manual code checks and using assistive technology such as screen readers, magnifiers and switches.
Using these various methods helps us identify the issues, describe who will be affected by them and devise the best solutions.
Through our detailed web accessibility evaluations we can help you achieve your accessibility goals, whether that is complying with the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 or your own internal, organisational guidelines.
Testing with Disabled Users
No matter how well you comply with technical guidelines, testing with people who have various disabilities always provides useful insights. We will test with people with disabilities to ensure your site, software or mobile app is truly inclusive and provide feedback on their experience.
You can even observe these tests – a powerful reminder why you should strive to make your site as easily accessible as possible.
We have extensive experience performing testing with people with disabilities and have a large database and reliable recruitment partners to ensure that we can involve the appropriate participants.
Accessibility Training Courses
Tailored to your company’s needs, we train your team on accessibility principles and help them build it into their current projects. Check our events calendar or contact us directly to arrange a session for you.
To learn more about how User Vision’s Accessibility audits can help you, contact us to discuss your specific requirements and individual opportunities.