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Accessibility: Web Services

HTML 5 logo in sign language by Ted Drake, flickrCreating 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.

What can External Web Services do for You?

Building Robust Templates

Web Services builds websites that conform to the most stringent standards for accessibility.

  • 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 screen readers and assistive devices. We invite you to come in and see first-hand how your site is displayed using assistive technologies.
  • Our templates use access keys to make the content easier to access quickly by those using assistive technologies.
  • We keep abreast of the trends in the industry and innovations in creating more accessible pages and make iterative changes to our WordPress pages to keep them up to date.

Accessibility Reviews and Training

Web Services will review your site and its content for potential accessibility issues and make recommendations and provide training on those areas for web content providers in your unit.

Need Help with a Project?

Submit a project request.