Digital Accessibility Services
Why does digital accessibility matter?
Economic participation in our mobile society increasingly hinges upon access to digital information. If your site or app has not been designed with accessibility in mind, you may inadvertently be excluding individuals with sensory, motor, cognitive or other impairments from accessing your content. If someone cannot access your information, they are unlikely to partake of your services. This is where digital accessibility services come in.
What are digital accessibility services?
Digital accessibility (#a11y) reviews at first Page Solutions consist of both automated and manual testing. By way of example, a11y issues could include intuitive heading structure, image alt tags, valid forms, contextual links, labeled div elements, closed captions, and colour contrast, to name a few. A11y is a mindset and a process so it’s not about pass or fail, it’s about innovating for the mainstream by designing for extremes. That said, our initial focus is on a11y optimization within existing design.
What is the process?
We begin with a preliminary audit using a mix of automated tools. That is followed up with an Accessibility Enhancement Proposal in which we specify the number and nature of issues/errors with a timeline and cost estimate for remediation. We then offer a recorded session of an assistive technology user interacting with your site or app. This provides a real-world baseline of the user experience for comparison with the finished product. Due to the non-visual nature of a11y, we find that quantifying the errors and demonstrating the impact on usability conveys the value of our service in a way that is both impactful and easily understood by technical and non-technical audiences alike.
How long does it take?
From preliminary audit to completion can take from a few weeks to a few months, depending upon the amount of work needed and what you wish to address.
How much does it cost?
We address critical accessibility and usability issues first in order to maximize your return on investment. All fees are agreed upon in advance and your satisfaction is our success. Please contact us today to arrange your free one hour consultation.
We’re all interconnected. When we build quality websites, we can inspire other web designers to design websites that can be accessed by all Canadians. We work through change with our clients together. We learn, we share and we improve websites-always working to unleash our potential. We know that great things can be accomplished when exceptional people strive together to achieve seemingly impossible goals. At First Page Solutions, succeeding together is at the heart of our client / SEO and Accessibility provider relationships.
We’re all about home grown success. We have and always will continue to hire and promote employment within our province and at First Page, we want to create and develop websites with long term digital goals, allowing all your clients and your business to flourish together.
Everyone has value simply because of who they are. And no one should be excluded from using your website services.
Create good things
At First Page, every website project is an opportunity to create something good. Our commitment to make a real difference in people’s lives guides our website development actions and priorities. We believe that a quality website receives traffic because it has earned it and that one day, there will be no barriers to information and services online. At First Page, we dare to imagine and try things that others won’t. Namely, merging Accessibility with SEO!
Make Common-sense decisions
Every one of us who works at First Page Solutions is a decision-maker and problem-solver. At First Page, we’re all leaders who make decisions to do what makes sense for our clients. This affects websites and our off-line communities for the long term. We call it Holistic SEO.
Inspire exceptional results
We’re striving to create inclusive, positive digital environments where every Canadian can thrive, regardless of accessible barriers, We’re dedicated to high performance and delivering exceptional results for our clients and our communities.