IT Accessibility

Our team has experience improving businesses’ website and mobile applications to ensure compliance with current technology accessibility regulations. AbiliTrek welcomes the opportunity to assist businesses in making their technology more inclusive to people with disabilities by designing for limited dexterity, blind/low vision, and deaf/hard of hearing.

  • Market: By responding to the need for website and mobile accessibility, businesses would expand the reach of their market base by 19%. In the US, 56.7 million people (one fifth of the population) have a disability.
  • Law: There are laws that protect the civil rights of people with disabilities, including:
    • the Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA),
    • Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act,
    • and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance guidelines for web accessibility

Many of these laws use the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0).

  • Protect yourselves: The Department of Justice (DOJ) has set the precedent with several cases, but specifically the suit against Peapod which calls out that companies must ensure that websites and mobile applications are accessible to individuals with disabilities, specifically users with limited manual dexterity.  

AbiliTrek tests technical and functional accessibility within applications and websites. Detailed performance reports and an outline of how to become more accessible are included in these consultations.

Web and App tests:

  • Limited-Dexterity: To improve access to individuals with limited-dexterity, our team tests for compatibility with iOS Switch Control, Android Switch Access, and on-screen keyboards.
  • Blind/Low-vision: To improve access to individuals with blindness or low-vision, our team tests for compatibility with screen readers and screen magnification software.
  • Deaf/hard of hearing: To improve access to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, our team tests for compatibility with closed captioning and equivalent access to audio.

Legal technical requirements for web pages: AbiliTrek tests websites to ensure their compliance with the technical and front end development/design requirements of:

  • WCAG 2.0
  • CVAA
  • Section 508 standards

Digital Media:

Make the media assets in your apps and websites accessible to all by supporting:

  • Accessible Images: inclusion of descriptive alt text and avoiding images which are just text.
  • Accessible Video: closed captioning and keyboard-accessible playback controls.