Access is a fundamental right
Much of modern technology was designed, in part, to be a great equalizer -- to make it easier for everyone to communicate and collaborate, regardless of any disability. However, as the Internet has evolved, many sites have left behind users that need assistive technology -- developing websites that can't be parsed by a screen reader, that are hard to read for the visually impaired, or only present important information in audio form.
Many types of disability can impact your users -- from vision impairments, to hearing loss, to cognitive or mobility issues. With some estimates putting the percentage of disabled Americans around 20%, sites and platforms that don't meet the latest in accessibility criteria are excluding a huge chunk of potential users. Can you afford to reduce your customer base by nearly 20%?
At LookThink, we believe that access to the Internet is a fundamental right. We bring this approach to all of our projects, striving to meet WCAG 2.1 AA compliance in all our work. From accessibility audits, to kickoff and discovery, through architecture, design, and development, our accessibility experts can help you ensure your site meets the latest in Section 508 or WCAG compliance criteria.
“The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.”
Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Accessible websites and platforms...
- Reach a larger audience
- Perform better in search results
- Have better overall usability
- Have faster downloading times
- Avoid legal action
- Promote positive brand experiences
Americans who have a disability
According to the 2010 Census
Accessibility Lawsuits in 2019
After a 2015 class action lawsuit, Harvard University was forced to pay over $1.5 million to settle the claim.
How does your site stack up?