Web accessibility is the fast growing practice of optimizing website and applications so the full functionality of that asset is available to people with disabilities. In fact, there are a number of Web Standards defined by the W3C that enable IT teams to build to certain specifications, that allow their sites and apps to be as accessible as possible. In addition, a number of industries and agencies are required by law to become accessible. You might encounter the following laws and guidelines in your research; Section 508, ADA, ACAA, AODA, CVAA, EN 301 549, VPAT and more.
Before you agree to a settlement, invest some time learning the basics of digital accessibility. An introductory knowledge of the space puts you in a better position to understand accessibility complaints and demand letters. It also shortens your time to response, knowing who and when to involve other colleagues to validate or defend against a claim.
Blog Post Gathering research to respond to a complaint?
Infographic Essential Guide to Digital Accessibility
Training Accessibility Fundamentals: Disabilities, Guidelines, and Laws
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If you’re on this page, you’re probably in need of immediate answers. This list of resources should help you take the next step.
Quiz Which tools and services are right for you?
Tool Are you dealing with a valid or bogus claim?
Panel Discussion Are you ready for the Section 508 Refresh?
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How Deque Can Help
Responding to an immediate need, or building the foundation for a sustainable and long term digital accessibility practice, Deque has the most complete suite of tools, services and training available. Our accessibility library has been downloaded 900,000,000+ times. Our accessibility testing extensions have been downloaded 875,000+ times, and we’ve completed 5,000+ projects.
Most accessibility projects begin and end with an audit – they assess the current state of your site or application’s accessibility resulting in a clear accessibility report.Learn More about accessibility audits
Getting help from our team of experts will ensure your accessibility fixes will meet your compliance requirements as quickly and effectively as possible.Learn More about accessibility remediation
axe Testing Tools
The axe DevTools, axe Auditor and axe Monitor products enable accessibility experts and development to test and maintain accessibility end-to-end.Learn More about the axe Tool Suite