Untold proudly builds welcoming, inclusive digital experiences. As opposed to the traditional model where designers just hand off wireframes and component libraries for development teams to build, we work closely with our creative partners when building initial architecture. Untold actively consults with all stakeholders throughout the design process to make sure that all design components can be created in the most welcoming and inclusive manner.
Additionally, Untold can leverage both ADA compliance and WCAG 2.1 Level AA guidelines to create web and mobile experiences that are accessible to any and all visitors. We understand that custom web and mobile accessibility is essential in not excluding people from using the products we build, though we recognize that the appropriate level of accessibility is ultimately our clients choice.
Below are some of the basics around ADA compliance and WCAG 2.1 Level AA guidelines.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates that state and local governments provide any qualified individual with disabilities equal access to their services. One way Untold helps our clients – both in the public and private spheres – meet these requirements is to ensure that government websites have accessible features for people with disabilities.
No matter the context, we make it a point to include major (semantic markup, focusable navigation, alt tags on images, etc.) requirements in all web projects, and have experience running down large checklists for stringent compliance.
Additionally, Untold isn’t opposed to full Section 508 compliance testing if our clients desire. Neither Section 508 and ADA compliance are easy, but they are a great help in creating all-inclusive web and mobile experiences.
WCAG 2.1 Level AA Guidelines
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 serves as a universal guideline on how to make web and mobile content more accessible to people with disabilities. Today, accessibility covers a wide range of disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, language, learning, and neurological disabilities.
WCAG 2.1 success criteria are similar (though slightly more prescriptive) to ADA compliance. Both sets of mandates create more inclusive digital experiences for users of all backgrounds, and Untold is always willing to consult organizations on the most inclusive technological solutions available.