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The evaluation will be conducted by a highly experienced web accessibility consultant, and the resulting report will include detailed technical recommendations for addressing any issues that we identify and suggestions for further improvement moving forward. We will test for conformance to WCAG 2.1 at Level AA.
What are the benefits?
Increase Return on Investment – The ABS states that in 2009, 18.5% of the Australian population reported having a disability. Spending money on accessible web services allows you to reach the largest audience possible.
Deliver strategic priorities – Deliver on strategic priorities for social inclusion, participation, equity and access as well as achieve disability plan objectives.
Gain positive exposure – Publicise your accessibility efforts to generate positive press. Inclusive websites also mean fewer complaints to the Minister, Secretary or the Human Rights Commission.
Increase engagement – Using non-accessible social media or online communities hinders engagement with the public. Increase engagement with some of the most vulnerable members of society through accessible solutions.
Legal compliance – Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, Australian Government agencies are required to ensure information and services are provided in a non-discriminatory, accessible manner. It also makes disability discrimination unlawful.
Training & Development
Training sessions are half-day, small group sessions which include:
Content strategy workshop will cover publishing accessible documents including PDF files. Other topics will include video captioning and transcription of audio files as well as content creation and layout best practices for people with a cognitive disability.
Visual design workshop will include practical advice for W3C checkpoints such as colour contrast examples, testing for colourblind users and descriptive text for images.
Web development workshop will focus exclusively on the conformance guidelines, tools and checklists for coding for the inclusive web. This stream will practically examine page structure, navigation, scripting and complex forms and tables when developing a website.
Team management workshop will examine accessibility procurement strategies, handling complaints for web services and understanding your responsibilities in accordance to the Disability Discrimination Act.
Introduction to Web Accessibility seminar will consist of a 2 hour large group session designed to familiarise staff at all levels the importance of web accessibility. Topics to be covered include; examples of how people with disabilities use the web, demonstration of assistive technology, understanding the principles of WCAG 2.1 and examining key components of the Disability Discrimination Act.
If you would like to arrange a tailor-made training plan for your department or organisation please contact us.
Accessibility User Testing
If your site’s audience has particular needs, testing with disabled users will give you the confidence that you are providing the level of access your audience really needs.
How Webbism can help you
Webbism can provide the following disabled user testing services:
Develop testing scenarios – develop real tasks to complete on your website to discover any usability and accessibility issues.
Recruit disabled users – talk to peak disability bodies and recruitment companies to find the testers that match your audience demographics.
Run user workshops – gain insights on how your website performs with your audience.
Conduct one on one testing – get detailed data on the step by step usability and accessibility issues on your site.
Analyse the results – examine the testing data to find common themes and insights.
Report on the findings – detail the issues found and provide prioritised, actionable recommendations.
Webbism provides PDF accessibility tagging services with quick turnaround times at competitive rates.
Our certified accessibility specialists review the document using automatic and manual testing methods and will tag the required elements to meet WCAG 2.0 AA standards, including:
Complex data tables
Reading order and document reflow
Image alternative text descriptions
Bookmarks and headings
Portions are tested with a screen reader (ie JAWS / NVDA) and the documents are validated for errors prior to submission.
Webbism follows the W3C’s PDF Techniques for WCAG 2.0 as standard practice.