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Start your website accessibility journey today!

Yes, people with disabilities including those who are blind or low vision use computers and browse the internet like anyone else.

Your website is your identity and is the digital front door for your business. Remove barriers that damage user experiences and safeguard it with a streamlined website that creates an inclusive, equal, digital presence for everyone.

Being accessible to all helps you reach more people, avoid lawsuits, sell more products and services, and is the right thing to do. 

Contact Us to Get Started:
Email wic@envisionus.com or call (316) 440-1514

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Why is website accessibility so important?

Accessibility is smart business. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 61 million adults in the United States (U.S.) live with disability. That’s 26% or 1 out of every 4 U.S. adult. They have a higher annual discretionary income than African Americans and Hispanics combined, totaling $490 billion. Now that’s impressive buying power!  

Still not convinced?

  • 98.1% of websites fail to comply with accessibility 

  • 1 billion people or 15% of the world’s population live with disabilities with an annual spending power of $1.2 trillion 

  • 90% of Americans prefer companies that back social issues 

  • Automated scans can only detect  24-40% accessibility issues 
  • ​Widgets and overlays create more barriers than help 

People use the internet, not machines. So why rely on an automated test that can only detect 25-40% accessibility issues? 

Automated testing versus manual testing: 

Automated testing is a process of scanning a website with software to automatically detect accessibility issues. These scans are good for auditing to produce error alerts per the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) success criteria. But because scanning has limited  functionality, they can result in false positives and negatives. This means that you may be in overlooked barriers and can only detect 25-40% accessibility issues.  That leaves your website at 60-75% risk for litigation.

What scans can detect

  • Skip to contents link – scan can detect if present 
  • Color contrast – scan can determine if ratios are accessible  

  • Form labels – scan can determine if present 

  • Page titles – scan can determine if present 

  • Empty headings, buttons and links – scan can flag if data is empty 

  • Landmarks and regions – scan can determine if present 

What automated scans cannot detect

  • Skip to content link – scan cannot detect if functional 
  • Color contrast – scan cannot determine if image background color is accessible 

  • Form labels – scan cannot determine if form label matches visual label 

  • Page titles – scan cannot determine if accurate or sufficient 

  • Empty headings, buttons, links – scan cannot analyze what needs to be added 

  • Landmarks and regions – scan cannot determine if sufficient or appropriate 

  • Screen reader compatibility 

  • Reading order 

  • Text transcripts 

  • Keyboard only navigation 

  • Ability to access all menus 

  • Ability to pause, stop, hide, mute audio/movement 

  • Closed captions 

  • Keyboard traps 

  • Unnecessary text in images 

  • Zoom functionality 

  • Visible focus indicator 

  • Logical focus order 

  • Proper navigation order

  • Proper coding

  • Distinguishable link

  • Accurate alternate text

  • Use of color

  • Form error messages

Responsible companies humanize digital accessibility 

Because a computer program cannot replicate a human, the best way to ensure true accessibility and usability is to combine it with human experience. 

Try it for yourself:
Unplug your mouse and try navigating your website with a keyboard only. 
Do you know where you are on the webpage? How easily could you navigate?  Did drop down menus work?  Could you fill out a form?

Plug in a free screen reader. 
Did it follow the proper reading order of the page, or did it skip around? 

Try zooming in on a website page. 
How well can you see images and text zoomed in?  Did they get blurry or adjust? 

Manual testing by people with disabilities who use assistive technology (AT) is key to ensuring websites, blogs, apps, electronic documents, or enterprise systems are truly accessible. 

Contact Us to Get Started:

Email wic@envisionus.com or call (316) 440-1514

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Why work with us?

Leaving people with disabilities out of the assessment process creates a gap in testing methodology. With a unique blend of human experience and technology to guide you through your accessibility journey, you achieve compliance from every angle, ensuring access for everyone. 

  • Expert insight by blind or visually impaired accessibility professionals 

  • Manual testing with Assistive Technology (AT) performed by real users 

  • Quality control through use case tests of workflows to identify functionality issues  

  • Comprehensive, easy to read reports that highlight issues for easier improvements 

  • Automated test of your entire website to understand all issues to fix 

By making your website accessible you: 

  • Expand customer base and attract new customers 

  • Create positive, seamless experiences for all users 

  • Avoid legal risk and accessibility related lawsuits 

  • Boost SEO and search rankings 

  • Enhance Usability and UI/UX 
  • ​Create advocates and increase trust and loyalty  

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Start your journey to inclusion today.