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Website Accessibility Audits

Elevage Digital performs website accessibility audits for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 508 compliance. We use the most current Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) standards when testing your website. We use a combination of automated and manual testing methods to identify issues that make it hard for people to view your website or access your website with screen readers, keyboards, and other assistive technology.

Benefits of a Website Accessibility

  • Comply with laws and regulations*
  • Reduce the potential of being sued*
  • Increase the audience for your website
  • Improve website usability for everyone
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • SEO

What is Included in an Audit?

As part of a standard audit, we will test the following parts of your website for WCAG compliance:

  • Global Header and Footer
  • Homepage content and interactive features
  • 1 Standard Content page (i.e. About Us)
  • 1 Standard Form page (i.e. Contact Us)
  • For e-commerce sites, the following will also be tested:
  • Main Store Page
  • Singular Product Page
  • Shopping Cart and Checkout pages
  • For non-e-commerce sites, the following will also be tested:
  • 2-3 pages that represent different types of content and interactive features on the site.

After auditing your website, we will review with you our findings and help you make a plan to fix all identified issues. Elevage Digital can help with remediation or you can work with another designer/developer.

We can help you add an accessibility statement to your site. This statement explains which WCAG standard level the site meets, how it was tested, any known issues, and how users can contact you if they encounter a problem.

Lastly, we can train your website staff on how to maintain compliance as you add new content and features to your site.

Testing Methodology

We use multiple methods of testing.  First, we use a series of browser extensions and testing tools to identify color contrast issues, missing image alt text, incorrect heading order, and other basic accessibility issues on the page.  Next, we test every interactive element on the page to make sure it is usable by keyboard only.  Next, we test the page and interactive elements using a screen reader. We manually test forms on the page with and without errors.  If possible, we will also install a plugin on WordPress sites to help identify issues on every page.     

Additional Accessibility Audit Services

Elevage Digital can perform the following additional accessibility testing services:

  • Test and evaluate new themes, plugins, and third-party services that you are considering for your website.
  • Generate Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) and Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR) documentation.

*LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Elevage Digital uses current WCAG standards as the guide for website accessibility best practices. However, following these best practices may not automatically result in an ADA-compliant website or compliance with any other laws. Elevage Digital cannot offer legal advice on compliance. Elevage Digital cannot guarantee protection against legal action related to compliance with ADA guidelines for Elevage Digitals’ potential and current customers. Elevage Digital will not be liable for any claims brought against potential or current clients related to ADA compliance; further, Elevage Digital will not be liable for claims related to code or content produced by you or any third party. If you are concerned about legal compliance with ADA guidelines or any other legalities related to your website, you must consult a licensed attorney.

Accessibility Audit Results from Elevage Digital

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