Web Accessibility Certification
Join us in Building a Future of Truly Accessible Digital World
Imagine being able to provide a seamless online experience to people with visual, auditory, physical, and cognitive impairments. Imagine gaining the trust and loyalty of a vast community of users who value accessibility and inclusivity. By obtaining and displaying our Intrinsically Accessible Website (IAW) certification badge, you're doing just that!
Our certification process ensures that your website meets the highest accessibility standards, including compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). This means that your website is perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust, making it easy for all users to access and use.
Intrinsically Accessible Website (IAW)
Accessibility at the core
At JUNE / KARLOVE, we believe that accessibility is not a luxury add-on, but an integral part of creating a successful website. That's why we don't just offer pricey add-ons to make your website accessible; we create intrinsically accessible websites from the ground up.
Our team of experts ensures that accessibility is considered at every stage of the design and development process, from the initial planning to the final touches. We don't just tick boxes to meet minimum standards; we go above and beyond to create a website that is fully accessible, enjoyable, and easy to use for all individuals.
Accessibility Certification Process
In the first step we conduct an automated accessibility audit using several software tools to evaluate potential accessibility issues on the website. This includes scanning the website's code and content for missing attributes, alternative text for images, non-descriptive link text, and other issues that may prevent people with disabilities from accessing the content.
However, automated tools may generate false positives or miss some accessibility problems. That is why we combine automated testing with manual testing by accessibility experts, who as well have disabilities, for a comprehensive assessment.
Moving to the second phase of our accessibility certification process, our dedicated specialists who as well have disabilities engage in hands-on manual testing. This involves the utilization of assistive technologies to meticulously inspect your website for potential accessibility obstacles. These may encompass elements like navigational challenges, unclear interactive components, such as forms and buttons, images lacking descriptions, or text that's hard to read.
This manual testing facet holds exceptional significance in our certification protocol. By immersing the website in a real-world context, we pinpoint potential barriers that might elude automated tools, reinforcing the rigor of our approach.
In the third phase of the accessibility certification process, the focus shifts to resolving any accessibility concerns that have been pinpointed during the automated audit and manual testing stages conducted by our expert evaluators.
When it comes to rectifying accessibility barriers, you have the flexibility to choose between our expert team and your in-house professionals. If you opt to entrust this task to your in-house team, we equip you with an extensive and comprehensive list of identified accessibility barriers. This list is accompanied by step-by-step instructions on how to effectively address and resolve each barrier, ensuring that your website meets the highest accessibility standards. Moreover, should any assistance be required, we stand ready to provide unwavering support every step of the way.
Moving onto the fourth stage of our accessibility certification process, we move forward with the creation of an Accessibility Statement. This comprehensive statement encompasses an intricate breakdown of the WCAG success criteria to which the website aligns. Furthermore, it transparently highlights any potential barriers that might have surfaced during the manual testing phase, along with a clear outline of the steps planned and their respective timeline for mitigation.
Additionally, our Accessibility Statement includes a feedback form, which can be conveniently accessed from a shortcut button, added to the bottom of the site. Feedback form allows users to submit suggestions for improvement or report any accessibility issues they may have encountered while using the website.
Concluding our accessibility certification process is the integration of our IAW certificate badge onto your website. This badge serves as a powerful emblem of trust and authenticity, showcasing your dedication to fostering a digital space that's truly accessible and inclusive.
Moreover, the badge functions as a clear assurance to users, signifying that your website upholds the most rigorous accessibility benchmarks and remains steadfast in its pursuit of refining its accessibility attributes.
Commit to the Future of Accessible Digital World
By investing in accessibility now, you are ensuring that your business will be ready for the future. As digital accessibility becomes more important and regulations become more stringent, businesses that have already made their websites accessible will be ahead of the curve.
By obtaining and displaying our accessibility certification badge on your website, you are demonstrating your brand or business's commitment to creating a more accessible digital world. Not only will this help to build trust and loyalty with your customers, but it also shows that you value inclusivity and diversity.
Improve User Experience, Boost Reputation & Sales
By making your website accessible, you are creating an environment where everyone can feel welcome, regardless of their ability, which can ultimately lead to increased engagement, improved user experience, and increased business success. You are opening up your business to a wider audience, including people with disabilities, older adults, and those using assistive technology.
Furthermore, by demonstrating your commitment to accessibility, you are improving your brand image and reputation. Customers are more likely to support a business that values inclusivity and accessibility.
Eliminate Legal Risks
Access to information and communications technologies, including the Web, is a basic human right protected by the European Accessibility Act (EAA), which promises to become the new GDPR come June 2025.
Our accessibility certification means that the website complies with at least 98% of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and its 2.1 Level AA criteria. Thus, by meeting the WCAG standards, your website fully complies with the European Accessibility Act (EAA) and is ready to meet compulsory requirements in 2025 in Europe. And that will helping you avoid legal repercussions and potential lawsuits.
Digital Inclusivity Seal
Having an accessibility certification badge on your website is more than just a symbol. It's a testament to your commitment to creating an inclusive and accessible digital world. It's a seal of approval that says, "We care about every single user who visits our website."
Our accessibility certification badge represents a commitment to accessibility and inclusivity, legal compliance, and improved user experience for all individuals.
We are honored to collaborate and gain invaluable insights from accessibility specialists at the Lithuanian Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted (LASS).
Get certified today
By obtaining our accessibility certification, you are taking a step towards creating a more inclusive and accessible digital world. Contact us today to learn more about our accessibility services and get certified.