Website Accessibility Audit Report Generator For Your Website

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, was created by congress as a supplement the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender or national origin. The ADA is the pioneering legislature that has led to modern website accessibility guidelines. Although there are tools available for most websites that will help make your website more accessible, a full website accessibility audit must be performed to ensure WCAG compliance.

ADA-compliance was created to protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination and to ensure accessibility. In the real world, this applies to the physical accommodation to businesses as building construction and alterations must comply with ADA design standards in order to meet ADA-compliance.

While most of us are familiar with these requirements, many of us might be surprised to learn that the same standards apply to the digital world, in particular websites. The standards are to ensure that people with disabilities are able to access content to a website with the same convenience as people without disabilities.

As a business, government agency or non-profit organization, you are compelled by the law to remove any technical obstructions that may discriminate against people with disabilities. Failure to comply with ADA design standards may result in fines or even a lawsuit.This rule applies to your website as well, which compels all organizations to adhere to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

In today’s article, we will discuss the Website Accessibility Evaluation Report Generator, or the WCAG-EM Report Tool, and how it can help your organization meet ADA accessibility requirements. This is the primary tool used by auditors in evaluating ADA WCAG compliance.

 Website Accessibility Audit: Getting Started

The WCAG-EM tool helps you generate a report according to the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM).It helps you follow the steps of WCAG-EM, to generate a structured report from the input that you provide.

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Step 1: Define Scope

In Step 1, you will define the overall scope and parameters of the evaluation.

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Step 2: Explore Website

In Step 2, we explore the target website to better understand its functionality, purpose and use. This step helps determine which web pages to use for the evaluation in the next steps.

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Step 3: Select Sample

In Step 3, we select certain web pages for evaluation. It is important when choosing pages that they are representative of the target website.

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Step 4: Audit Sample

In Step 4, we record the outcome from the evaluation of web pages selected in the previous step and compare the results between selected and random pages.

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Step 5: Report Findings

In Step 5, we provide any additional information about the evaluation that you want included in the report.

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Step 6: View Report

Once the audit has been completed, a full report is available for downlaod in multiple formats.

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Website Accessibility: Conclusion

ADA compliance should be considered a best practice in web design and it will give you the piece of mind that you are safe from potential litigation while ensuring that you provide the best possible user experience for your customers. If you are concerned about ADA compliance please contact us today for a complementary assessment.

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Frank Farris

Frank Farris is Founder and CEO of DEEPBLUE. He has been an active thought leader in the practical application of emerging web technologies and web standards since 1998.

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