Frequently asked questions

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The questions can be unlimited, when making a decision like this…

We know – we get it, but questions are another form of your procrastination – following the law : you drive with a license & proof of insurance, why? because it’s the law, well accessibility is no different – accessible-web is the law too…

General questions

The technology toolsets cover a wide range of disabilities, diseases & various disorders.

The system itself was developed in close cooperation with disabled people from a wide range of fields, throughout the development, we realized how different people with different problems surf the web, what are their difficulties & how we can assist & support them.

  • Full or partial blindness, using screen reading software such as NVDA or JAWS.
  • Motor disabilities such as joint injuries, limb amputations & more.
  • Parkinson`s disease (shaking hands – inability to use the mouse).
  • Seniors (with a wide variety of possible disabilities).
  • Epilepsy – flashing animations can cause seizures.
  • Cognitive disabilities such as memory disorders, dyslexia, people who`ve been through a stroke & more.
  • Various visual impairments such as color blindness, cataracts, glaucoma & more.


For each type of disability, a different set of tools that will enable these people to adapt the site for themselves in the best way possible.

In order to incentivize businesses to comply with ADA requirements, the U.S. government decided to help businesses that attain accessibility requirements, including for their websites.

Section 44 of the IRS Code allows a tax credit for small businesses while Section 190 of the IRS Code allows a tax deduction for all businesses.

The difference between a tax credit and a tax deduction is that a tax credit is subtracted from what you owe in taxes (after calculating your taxes), while a tax deduction is subtracted from your total income before calculating your taxes. In other words, a tax deduction is applied to your taxable income.

Tax credit benefits & details – IRS Form 8826, the Disabled Access Credit, and refer to Title 26, Internal Revenue Code, Section 44.

You may also have state-level benefits…

Fact Sheet, Tax Incentives for Improving Accessibility (PDF)
IRS Tax Credits and Deductions page on the Americans with Disabilities Act site (Website)

SEO & Accessibility Join Forces!

All the search engines – Google, Yahoo, Bing, DuckDuckGo, & many other search engines use automated programs  “spiders” to examine websites — yours included.

Spider reports back about your site’s structure & content, your accessibility efforts improve your site’s SEO.

Accessibility Is A New Life Of Revenue-Generation For Your Business!

It’s simple, not accessible to all, you have been strangling your business with a choke-hold, that can only breathe shallow…

Remove the grip (be accessible – non-discriminating), you now – show you care, you revitalize brand recognition, you jump to the head-of-the-line over competition, risk & stress drops significantly…

Best For Last – you now can on an everyday basis, access a multi-trillion dollar spending-market, because you decided to take the high road – investing in your legal accessibility & users-experience!

No, accessibility is a continual process & action, we will never recommend a “set-it-&-forget-it mentality”, monitoring is always going to be in your business…

But we do it with you, legal is the point-of-contact, because legal is always watching, monitoring & updates are always being done in the background!

All aspects of the accessibility legislation (AA level), and all subjects and guidelines of WCAG 2.1, ADA, Section 508 & EN 301549.

Not all social media content is accessible to people with certain disabilities, which limits the reach & effectiveness of these platforms. And with 28% percent & higher (does not include non-reported cases with disabilities – number could be far greater) of the world population estimated to have a single or multiple disability.

The platforms are a risk in your accessibility, but social media platforms are coming along, the accessibility of social media — or any product or IT offering — is everyone’s responsibility.

And in using social media, our take on it has been in the past it was a door to a companies risk-liability, so we have chose to shy away from social media…

But now as accessible web is happening, we are looking to socialize.

Just be careful & know that there are still pitfalls in social media usage!

If we are able to insert one line of code, our software is fully protected from security threats and we do not extract any data from your website or make any changes to it.

Accessibility issues are categorized in four distinct groups under WCAG guidelines, conveniently, they can be summed up with the acronym P.O.U.R.

  • Perceivable : issues are those that affect a user’s ability to find and process information on a website (for example, providing audio descriptions for video content).

  • Operable : issues are those that impact a visitor’s ability to navigate and use a website (for example, ensuring that all site functions and navigation can be operated via keyboard-only commands).

  • Understandable : issues concern a user’s ability to discern and comprehend all information and navigation on a website (for example, composing error messages that include a clear explanation of the error and direction for correcting it).

  • Robust : issues involve a website’s ability to adapt and evolve to meet the changing needs of users with disabilities (for instance, testing compatibility with all leading screen readers and ensuring that those capabilities can be upgraded in the future).

 

While the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act on online accessibility is likely to remain vague for the foreseeable future, there is no question that equal access is a major concern for users across America, and for the courts that serve those users.

In lieu of a clear set of national guidelines, abiding by WCAG accessibility standards remains the best option for most organizations. It’s not just a smart way to avoid accessibility lawsuits and negative publicity—providing accessible solutions for all users is just the right thing to do. 

Here is a basis to start from :

  • Step 1 : Read the law documentation

  • Step 2 : All media files and maps should have an “alt” tag

  • Step 3 : All your online forms should have descriptive html tags

  • Step 4 : All hyperlinks should have a descriptive anchor text

  • Step 5 : All pages on your website have “skip navigation” links

  • Step 6 : All the text content should be structured using proper heading tags

  • Step 7 : All PDF files should be accessible

  • Step 8 : All videos should have subtitles, transcripts and audio description

  • Step 9 : The color contrast of your web pages should be sufficient according to WCAG

  • Step 10 : All fonts should be accessible

  • Step 11 : All HTML tables should be populated with column headers, row identifiers and cell information

  • Step 12 : All audio files on your website should have a written caption

  • Step 13 : All call to action buttons on your website should have an accessible name and an ARIA label

  • Step 14 : All your website should be accessible with keyboard navigation

  • Step 15 : Have a website accessibility policy page

  • Step 16 : Have easily locatable contact information to allow users to request accessibility information

  • Step 17 : Test your website accessibility according to the Website Content Accessibility Guidelines

  • Step 18 : Automate your website accessibility check to prevent missing critical accessibility issue

Simple… Don’t let anyone sell you on the shiny-objects (just features), We don’t!

Why you make the investment at all, is for all the deliverables . the follow-thru . the after-benefits…

Hands down, that’s what we offer & are providing for you here!

legal-mitigation Recommendations

If you know any great lawyers (ADA – preferable), now is the time to call for your life-line, this is not going-a-way, triage is the stage now…

Let them do their job, be attentive, helpful & prepared to stay the course!

This is a part of 3, in starting, keep it simple fixes, ex. H-tags, addressing the image naming used…

Basics are best to begin, it shows a willingness & motivation towards ADA!

This is the easiest of all, show that you are doing something – documenting. your in process of…

Doing nothing, not being able to show action – then you better have deep – deep pockets.

Know what are your problem areas, work with people that understand the situation better than you, systematically fix what’s broken. Action . Action . Action…

Many ADA service companies, talk ultimate fix, but the reality is, there isn’t a set-of-specific guidelines, remember it’s interpreted of what the legislation says…

At the end of the day, fixing as many things as possible, makes you better, than if just sitting there doing nothing.

We’ve tools available, help yourself, mitigate your risk!

take the help & the win!

Get past the questions, by now you have to see the wise investment, the stress relief & the benefits to your business & your bottom-line…

Transparent Truth – use us or use someone else, understand this is about you, we knew that from the moment you arrived at our site, this is real & will come to bite you in the (a$$)…

Take A Life-Line Being Offered, It’ll Save You More Than You Can Imagine!