Program Strategy & Compliance

Whether you’re in the middle of accessibility remediation or planning for the future, it helps to bring in an expert. Our accessibility experts can work alongside your team at any stage in the process to offer guidance and assistance and help you ensure a successful outcome.

    How can we help your Program Strategy and Compliance Goals?

    Strategic Consulting

    Are you ready to make accessibility part of your company culture? We can help you put together a business plan, internal policy development, custom accessibility standards, and other documentation to help you make that vision a reality.

     

     

    What are your compliance requirements?

    Deque accessibility experts craft a customized program to help you integrate accessibility compliance into your organization for named and custom standards.

    WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)

    These are the most commonly cited accessibility guidelines and serve as the basis of accessibility requirements and regulations across the globe. If you’re not sure about your requirements or are just generally concerned about accessibility, look to WCAG (specifically WCAG 2.0).

    ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)

    The ADA is a US civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. Although it technically does not have specific provisions for web or mobile accessibility (it was created in 1990), most courts interpret it as applying to digital services and content. If you find yourself in an ADA suit, your requirements will be laid out in your ruling or settlement. If you’re taking preventative action, WCAG 2.0 AA compliance is a safe bet.

    Section 508

    The US Federal Government is subject to Section 508 accessibility regulations. 508’s web accessibility requirements were recently updated to align with WCAG 2.0 AA guidelines and success criteria. Section 508 also applies to Federal contractors and other private organizations receiving Federal funding.

    CVAA (21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act)

    These are US FCC regulations that require content delivered by broadband, digital, and mobile technology to be accessible to people with disabilities.

    ACAA (Air Carrier Access Act)

    The ACAA was established by the US Department of Transportation to prevent commercial airlines from discriminating against passengers with disabilities.

    AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act)

    The AODA applies to all levels of government, nonprofits, and private sector businesses in Ontario, Canada. The web accessibility section requires all public websites maintained by all public sector organizations and private or non-profit organizations with 50+ employees.

    International Regulations

    Digital accessibility regulation and legislation exist in the European Union, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia Japan, Israel, and the Philippines, and concern about accessibility in the digital world grows every day. If your business is based in or operates in any of countries, you may be subject to some level of accessibility compliance.