Every organization is different. That’s why we customize our digital accessibility consulting services according to your needs and your long-term accessibility goals. Contact our team of experts today at Access@Perkins.org to get started, or read more about our services below:
Are your digital properties in conformance with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) level AA – the international standard for website accessibility – and the Section 508 refresh standards? The Perkins Access Team will let you know where your digital properties stand. Our comprehensive assessment approach begins with a hands-on manual audit of your website that includes source code review and compatibility with assistive technology. We supplement our efforts by leveraging a wide range of accessibility tools. If there is an issue, our team will find it. Our unique online report allows you to search and filter findings by usability impact, WCAG 2.0 success criteria, conformance level or keyword. Our assessment also includes specific remediation guidance that aligns with W3C Suggested Techniques to help you remediate identified accessibility issues. We can also evaluate the conformance level of third-party products your company depends on every day.
Can a person with a disability buy your products, access your services or take your courses online without running into barriers? Creating a truly accessible website means thinking outside the box to understand the many ways users access and engage with your digital presence. We’ll bring home the impact of accessibility (or the lack of it) through user case studies conducted by persons with disabilities. Our testing team will perform online tasks such as filling out forms, browsing for products or making financial transactions. Evaluators will use their everyday assistive technology, such as a screen reader or screen magnification software, to assess the overall usability and operability of your digital product.
Knowing that accessibility barriers exist within your digital property is only the first step – now it’s time to get to work. Perkins Access consultants can help you prioritize your remediation efforts. Using best-practice techniques and tailored solutions, we’ll provide code examples (HTML 5, CSS, and WAI-ARIA) to resolve issues. We also conduct re-assessment after implementation. Problem-solving is an interactive process, and we’ll work with your development team to implement solutions that address your unique needs.
Now that your digital product is accessible, we’ll help you keep it that way. We provide expert guidance on how to develop enterprise-wide accessibility policies and deliver training so you can self-audit your digital assets. For added assurance that your domain meets all standards and is usable by people with disabilities, Perkins Access conducts quarterly assessments and provides reports with our findings to ensure your digital presence remains accessible.
New Development Partnerships
Building a new website? We want to be your accessibility partner! From design to launch, we provide guidance, assessment and solutions every step of the way. When accessibility is built in, everyone benefits. A website that is designed with accessibility in mind is user-friendly, easier to maintain and cost effective. We want to help you build the website you’ve always wanted – one that everyone can use.
Perkins Access can provide an Accessibility Statement that highlights your company’s commitment to accessibility, level of conformance and specific approaches undertaken to support accessibility within your domain. A Perkins-branded Accessibility Statement sends a message to your customers that you are serious about accessibility and identifies your company as an accessibility leader in your sector.
Education & Training
We offer a variety of trainings to help you meet accessibility standards, create accessible content and understand your legal responsibilities. Formats include at-Perkins workshops, on-your- premise trainings, and online webinars. We customize our offerings to address your unique needs.
Contact us today for a complete list of our workshop offerings.
In addition to reviewing your digital infrastructure for accessibility and conformance with federal guidelines, we can also support efforts to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act by offering individualized assessments for any individual who has a disability and needs help determining what type of assistive technology solution will best accommodate his or her disability.
Perkins School for the Blind is a not-for-profit entity and strives to keep its consulting fees lower than those of for-profit companies. For more information or a quote on your project, contact us at Access@Perkins.org.