Web Accessibility Services that Bring You into WCAG 2.1 & Section 508 ADA Compliance
The pressure on major organizations and governments to come into full WCAG 2.1 compliance is greater than ever. SymSoft can help you bring your website and associated resources and documents into full compliance with modern accessibility standards.
Our website remediation and management services will bring your website into accessibility compliance, and keep it there.
In 2019, the State of California passed Assembly Bill 434, which requires all California government websites to comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. While ensuring compliance can be challenging, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 provides a roadmap for all organizations seeking to bring HTML, PDF, and overall content into full compliance. This ensures that individuals with disabilities can independently browse, use, and interact with your content.
SymSoft is an industry leader in helping established organizations and government entities bring their content into Section 508 compliance, while also preventing future issues with compliance.
Ensuring accessibility compliance while only relying on internal assets is extremely difficult, due to the complexity and interpretation of WCAG guidelines. Our depth of experience allows us to ensure improved time and cost savings, and compliance readiness, especially since we can deliver solutions which may include:
- Redesigning your website to achieve compliance
- Reengineering web content publishing to enforce compliance
- Training staff to publish accessible content
- Implementing governance processes and quality assurance
- Integrating 3rd party accessibility tools
Our accessibility services extend to often overlooked digital documents, including PDFs and Microsoft Office file formats.
While HTML Web content is by far the most accessible content perused by users on the Internet, official forms and documents rendered in Adobe Acrobat’s PDF format, and Microsoft Office’s Word, PowerPoint, and Excel file formats often form the backbone of official communication between organizations and governments, and the users and residents they serve.
Attaining full Section 508 and WCAG 2.1 compliance requires that all such documents are fully accessible to users with disabilities. This can be a harrowing process, as even a single Excel table requires hours of effort to reformat for full accessibility. In addition, it is all too easy to overlook issues with color contrast, the order and structure of headings and tables, and the lack of needed alternate text.
There are very few firms that can claim to have worked on a fraction of the Web accessibility projects that we have managed over the past 14 years. We recognize that the enforcement of accessibility standards is challenging, which is why our second-to-none expertise is indispensable in ensuring that your digital documents are brought into full compliance the first time, every time.
We provide accessibility training for the goal of attaining and maintaining accessibility compliance.
While ensuring Web accessibility is challenging, it is not unachievable. Rather than being gatekeepers, our IAAP Certified accessibility experts can help your staff interpret and understand the complexities of Section 508 and WCAG 2.1 accessibility, providing appropriate advice, guidance, and training.
Our experts can provide workshops and hands-on training to your staff on how you can independently create web content and digital documents which are fully in compliance with all applicable accessibility regulations and standards. You can rely on SymSoft to provide you with the accessibility training you need to not have to rely on us—or anyone else—to maintain full accessibility compliance.