Disability affects 14.1 million people in the UK, including 19% of workingage adults and 44% of pension age adults in the UK.
The purple pound is the spending power of disabled people which is currently estimated to be worth £249 billion per year to UK businesses.
Accessibility is a regulatory requirement; non-compliance can come with a significant legal risk with financial impacts. All UK websites are covered by the Equality Act 2010 to protect and promote a fair and more equal society. However, as of summer 2019, all public sector websites are to comply with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA standards. The Government Digital Service (GDS) has published guidance to support the public sector in meeting their legal obligations and publishing an Accessibility statement.
The Accessibility Testing service provides a check of your application or website and a full set of actionable insights and recommendations on how to remove barriers that would otherwise prevent people with a range of disabilities from accessing it. We work towards the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 (WCAG), level A/AA/AAA, GDS guidelines and ADA Section 508 guidelines for websites with a US audience.
We take a combined approach to web accessibility testing. We work with a range of best-in-class tools such as Sort site, WAVE, aXe to automate and rapidly perform accessibility testing wherever possible. This is complemented by our team of UK or US-based test analysts and consultants who can identify additional issues that automation tools may not pick up.
Our accessibility testing service will provide you with the advice and guidance needed to support you through the WCAG self-certification process. We can also work with you to understand your plans for future development and expansion to ensure accessibility can be built into your product development lifecycle.