Website Accessibility Auditing
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Web accessibility: Allowing people with disabilities to use the Web. More specifically, Web
accessibility means that people with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web.
The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind offers website auditing by highly qualified science instructors to
ensure website accessibility by users with disabilities. Recommendations can be provided for making website
content accessible for all uses of assistive technology.
With the passage of the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, and recent amendments to Section 508 and
the Web-wide-world consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (W3C/WCAG), local, state, federal and
agency/organizational websites must be made accessible to persons using assistive technology devices such as
screen readers, screen magnification and Braille output devices.
Why Web Accessibility is Important
Our Miami Lighthouse website auditing team has provided support to over 100 customers in retail, education, employment,
government, commerce, health care, recreation, and many more sectors. It is essential that the Web be accessible in order
to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with disabilities. An accessible Web can also help people with
disabilities more actively participate in society.
Sample Questions to be considered:
- Do the foreground and background colors have sufficient contrast for low vision users?
- Are your headings in logical order?
- Do button/links have a text label to determine their actions when activated?
- Do your videos have audio tracks?
When developing or redesigning a site, evaluating accessibility early and throughout the development process can
identify accessibility problems when it is easier to address them. Simple techniques such as changing settings
in a browser can determine if a Web page meets some accessibility guidelines. A comprehensive evaluation to
determine if a site meets all accessibility guidelines is much more complex.
Let us help you make your website ADA compliant
The Miami Herald's September 13 edition included Virginia Jacko's Op-Ed article, "Give visually
impaired better internet access."
This article's purposes included helping readers understand:
- Why companies and organizations should make their online services accessible to blind and visually impaired
- How including keyboard-enabled interfaces can make digital content more accessible.
- Services that Miami Lighthouse can provide to private and public organizations to increase accessibility of
their website content.
To read the article
to read CEO Virginia Jacko's article in the Association of Corporate Counsels of South Florida newsletter.
to read "Avoiding Litigation: Is Your Website Accessible to Visually, Hearing
Impaired?" an article published in the Daily Business Review
co-authored by Miami Lighthouse Board Director Steven Solomon.