Accessibility Accreditation Programme: Unlock Inclusive Design for Your Digital Presence

24 June 2024 - Emma Kirk

In today's digital landscape, accessibility is no longer just a nice-to-have feature; it's a necessity. By ensuring your digital presence is accessible, you can enhance your brand reputation, attract and retain a broader customer base, and align with your organisation's corporate and social responsibility (CSR) and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.

At User Vision, we understand the importance of creating digital products and services that are accessible to everyone, regardless of their abilities. That's why we've developed our Accessibility Accreditation Programme, designed to help organisations like yours demonstrate their commitment to inclusive design and accessibility compliance.

The Importance of Accessibility Accreditation

Accessibility accreditation is more than just a badge or a certification; it's a testament to your organisation's dedication to creating inclusive digital experiences. By obtaining our Accessibility Accreditation, you can:

  • Comply with accessibility standards and regulations, such as WCAG 2.2, ADA, The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) Accessibility Regulations (PSBAR), the European Accessibility Act (EAA), and Section 508, reducing the risk of legal action or fines.
  • Enhance your brand reputation and customer experience, attracting and retaining a broader customer base, including individuals with disabilities.
  • For those in Financial Services, this has the added benefit of providing evidence for Consumer Duty requirements.
  • Gain a competitive advantage by offering inclusive digital products and services that cater to the needs of all users.

The User Vision Advantage

Our Accessibility Accreditation Programme is backed by our team of experienced accessibility experts and a comprehensive approach that sets us apart:

  1. Independent Verification: We conduct thorough accessibility audits to assess your digital products' compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2 Level AA, providing an objective and credible evaluation.
  2. Transparent Communication: Our detailed Compliance Statement and Accessibility Statement clearly communicate the level of accessibility achieved, the scope of the audit, and any known limitations or issues, ensuring transparency and managing user expectations.
  3. Recognised Accreditation Badge: Upon successful completion of the accreditation process, you'll receive a badge that can be displayed on your website, signifying your commitment to accessibility and inclusive design. This badge will link to your Accessibility Compliance Statement.
  4. Ongoing Support and Reassessment: Our service includes annual re-audits to ensure your digital products maintain their accessibility compliance over time, demonstrating your continuous commitment to inclusive design.
  5. User-Centric Approach: In addition to technical audits, we work closely with users of assistive technologies to understand their real-world needs and provide recommendations that truly enhance the user experience for individuals with disabilities.

Take the First Step Towards Inclusive Design

Join the growing number of organisations that prioritise accessibility and inclusive design.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how our Accessibility Accreditation Programme can benefit your organisation.

Together, we can create digital experiences that are accessible, inclusive, and welcoming to all.

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