BoIA has worked with multitude of educational institutions and has a 100% acceptance rate from the OCR as an approved third party auditor.
All students expect and demand their online experience to be accessible. Inaccessible websites create difficult, sometime impossible, hurdles for disabled students, their parents, and others to navigate.School districts, public and private K-12, college, university and other educational organizations with websites and mobile applications, and the ecosystems that support them, are under pressure to comply with the ADA and WCAG guidelines.
The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights (OCR) has been focused on website accessibility through its responsibility to enforce Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. These acts together prohibit discrimination by public organizations, especially those that receive federal funding. Complaints issued by the OCR have been steadily increasing, creating momentum for compliance within this market.
Whether you’ve received an OCR complaint or you’re being pressured by a 3rd party or customer to comply a free and confidential overview website scan will give you a good idea as to the accessibility of your digital presence.
Your free website accessibility scan will evaluate WCAG 2.1 A/AA guidelines in these four areas:
- Provide text alternatives for non-text content.
- Provide captions and other alternatives for multimedia.
- Create content that can be presented in different ways, including by assistive technologies, without losing meaning.
- Make it easier for users to see and hear content.
The Guidelines in this category all focus on whether users with varying ability can consume the content on your site.
- Make all functionality available from a keyboard.
- Give users enough time to read and use content.
- Do not use content that causes seizures.
- Help users navigate and find content.
This means that users must be able to operate the interface, or in other words, the interface can’t require interaction that a user is unable to perform
- Make text readable and understandable.
- Make content appear and operate in predictable ways.
- Help users avoid and correct mistakes.
In addition to being Operable, users must also be able to understand the information being presented to them.
- Maximize compatibility with current and future user agents, including assistive technologies
Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies such as screen readers and alternative input devices.
With its extensive expertise and experience with educational organizations and groups, the Bureau of Internet Accessibility is uniquely qualified to help organizations become compliant per the digital accessibility standards
Get started with your free and confidential scan.