Age UK provides services supporting elderly people in the community. With this audience of users, Age UK was particularly keen to ensure that their own site and sites of partners meet recognised accessibility standards particularly the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) for which they set a target of complying with level AA .
What we did
User Vision performed a detailed accessibility review of the main site for the charity, along with three local websites for Age UK regions.
In addition to reviewing the sites with accessibility auditing tools and manual code evaluations, we used a variety of technologies to ensure that the sites worked for the widest possible audience.
All four sites were relatively accessible to start with, however failed certain pages contained issues that resulted in the site not meeting the WCAG accessibility guidelines. However, following the implementation of the changes, Age UK was commended for the level of accessibility of the revised sites.
To ensure the sites were truly usable and accessible, we also performed testing with Age UK’s target audience of elderly users and users from disability groups.