Web Accessibility Audit: Getting It Right

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The first step you make at the start of a journey tends to set the tone for the rest of the way. With Web accessibility, it’s pretty much the same thing. How you begin to journey to ADA and WCAG compliance determines what you can accomplish.

In this article, I’ll take you through the process of getting an accessibility audit for your website.

Why Is a Web Accessibility Audit Important?

A web accessibility audit is the process of evaluating the content and other elements of w website or digital product for compliance with WCAG standards. The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are a set of recommendations specifying the way web content should be presented so that it is accessible to people with disabilities.

The WCAG has three conformance levels; A, AA, and AAA. Compliance with any of these levels provides your users with an enhanced experience and gives your brand a better public perception.

In 2020, 265,000 businesses received demand letters because their websites were inaccessible. The numbers have been rising. Performing a website audit is the first sound step to ensuring you’re compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and demand letter proof.

How Do I Perform a Web Accessibility Audit?

To perform a web accessibility audit, there are two routes you can take. The personal route and the expert route. You can decide to start this journey on your own by using online web accessbility evaluation tools like WAVE, Accessi, and Chrome’s inspection tools.

With this method, you’ll get detailed results, especially if you use Accessi — the website provides detailed reports of conformance issues with graphical recommendations for fixing those issues. But after getting the results what next? And how frequently should you perform such audits? These are questions that experts can handle in addition to making helpful recommendations to you.  

The second route is by consulting experts like us. You can start off with our powerful automated web accessibility evaluation tool ARIA.

ARIA by Equally AI

Screenshot of Equally AI's ARIA tool

Equally AI’s ARIA is a powerful automated web accessibility audit tool that evaluates entire websites to detect their conformance level. It features detailed reports and suggestions on fixes.

Our technology analyzes your website by scanning through the background and foreground elements to detect WCAG conformance issues.

After using ARIA, you can try out our automated software that transforms the background elements of websites to ensure your website is fully accessible and stays dynamically compliant even as you scale.

To ensure a thorough process, our accessibility experts approve all enhancements made by our automated solution. It takes up to 48 hours to receive your complete WCAG 2.1 level AA remediation and certification.

The Equally AI solution is community tested and caters to the needs of its beneficiaries.

Conclusion

No matter your web accessibility needs, Equally AI offers WCAG conformance audits for websites and other types of digital content. Since we started, we’ve worked with brands to help them incorporate accessibility into their organizational cultures. We believe that our approach ensures the best long-term results, both for our clients and their users.

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