Using the automated checks will get you very close to compliant but automated checks can’t find everything. Under the Web Accessibility dashboard menu you will find a list of manual accessibility checks that should be completed after running a full scan and correcting necessary issues. Also included in the dashboard menu is a link inventory. The link inventory includes a list of links found on your website and can be used to identify areas where your website may not be protected. If the link status is in error state it means the link is broken or redirected and could not be scanned. To ensure these links are protected install a broken link plugin to monitor and correct broken links on your website. A link status of “OK” and a monitor status of “Not Monitored” means one or more plugin settings are blocking the link from being scanned.
Start with access-board.gov for an overview of the most recent legal requirements. Then checkout webaim.org to learn how to comply.
The WP ADA Compliance Plugin will identify many issues that would commonly occur on your website. It provides many time saving features that will automatically correct issues in your code. The WP ADA Compliance Plugin should be used along with the WAVE Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool and/or others tools to ensure complete compliance. Review of WC3 standards and some manual verification is required to ensure compliance. Continue reading to learn how to use the WP ADA Compliance Plugin as part of an overall plan of ADA compliance. The Web Accessibility requirements continue to evolve and to date not all issues can be identified without manual intervention. For this reason, being 100% accessible is difficult. Focus on continuous improvement. Make a plan, take steps to comply and offer an option for users to request assistance if needed. We suggest the following: conduct a full scan of your website using the WP ADA Compliance Plugin and correct current issues on your website. complete the manual checks identified under Web Accessibility dashboard menu on your website enable automatic scans and notifications under the WP ADA Compliance Plugin settings and correct new issues as they occur. The plugin will also scan posts as they are saved, prompting your users to correct issues as they occur. use the WAVE tool by WebAim or associated Chrome plugin to further evaluate your website content, especially the color contrast issues. validate the HTML of your web pages using the WC3 HTML validation service install a link checking plugin, scan and correct Read More »
It’s the law! In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. This law applies to all Federal agencies, some state and local agencies as well as any entity creating websites for applicable agencies. There is also a strong business case for accessibility. Studies show that accessible websites have better search results, reduced maintenance costs, and increased audience reach. All of which increases profit margin for a business.