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Accessibility Audits

How accessible is your company website? As a marketer, did you know that accessibility issues could prohibit visitors from accessing your products or services? We can help you understand where the issues lie and what to do about them.


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What is accessibility, and why is it important?

A website can be many things – from a livelihood to an educational gateway, a source of entertainment to a health resource. The common denominator is service. And with 1 in 5 people in the UK now living with a long-term illness, impairment, or disability, that means your website could potentially exclude up to a fifth of the population if your site is inaccessible.

Digital Accessibility legislation came into force for public sector organisations in 2018. Many private sector organisations began following guidance at that time.

Read more details on legislation for UK organisations.

Read more details on legislation for Irish organisations.

An estimated 1 billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, live with disabilities.

What is WCAG 2.1?

The best practices outlined in WCAG 2.1 were created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). At Zesty, we always work to these internationally - recognised standards for improving web accessibility on every website we design, develop, and manage.

The guidelines explain how to make digital services, websites, and apps accessible to everyone, including users with impairments to:

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Vision

Severely sight impaired (blind), slightly impaired (partially sighted), or colour-blind people

Hearing

People who are deaf or hard of hearing

Mobility

Those who find it difficult to use a mouse or keyboard

Thinking and understanding

People with dyslexia, autism, or learning difficulties

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What is an accessibility audit?

An accessibility audit will help you to create a better experience for your impaired users, highlighting the areas where you can make proactive changes in line with Diversity & Inclusion principles – without jeopardising your brand.

By taking a considerate and empathetic approach to accessibility, your website users will know that your organisation cares about them. This is an invaluable way to differentiate yourselves from the competition.

Zesty is here to help!

Our thorough auditing process ensures that:


  • We will run several manual and automated tests that check against the WCAG 2.1 guidelines to show whether it passes or fails technical compliance.
  • We will check your website’s colour / contrast ratios.
  • We will check page structure and hierarchy validity.
  • We will verify that keyboard-only navigation works.
  • We will ensure your users can zoom in and still navigate the website.
  • We will test your site on multiple browsers and devices.
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We take your website accessibility seriously at Zesty. Improving your website’s accessibility will increase website visits by opening up a whole new world for visitors with accessibility needs.

That’s why we are offering Accessibility Audits to businesses throughout Ireland and the UK. For a confidential and free of charge discussion on an accessibility audit for your website or application, please complete the form below and we’ll be in touch.


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