Creating accessible websites is critical for any customer-oriented website. Whenever possible, sites should be built and constructed to allow any user to navigate and use the project regardless of physical limitations. Apart from this ethical and principled standard, there are economic ramifications in not having an accessible site – corporate sites have been successfully sued for discrimination under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) for not having accessible customer facing websites, and higher education institutions run the risk of losing federal funding for doing the same.
Digital Strategy leverages tools that conform to the standards for accessibility in our templates.
- Where possible, we go beyond the recommendations set forth in Section 508 of the ADA and conform to Level AA of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, a more comprehensive set of requirements adopted by the European Union.
- We test our accessibility features using recommended tools and devices.
- We keep abreast of the trends in the industry and innovations in creating more accessible pages and work to keep our tools up to date.
What Can You Do?
- Make sure you are using the latest theme, templates and guidelines.
- Always use ALT tags on your media.
- Do not place text in images.