ACCESSIBILITY FOR CONTENT & PLATFORMS
Competentum takes accessibility seriously and demands such an attitude from every department and every member of our team. Our accessibility experts make sure the necessary steps are taken and the accessibility trends are kept in mind in every stage of product development, starting from a simple idea and finishing with quality assurance.
Original content can be implemented using different technologies and may offer users different scenarios that may seem hard to make accessible for people with disabilities. Competentum takes on every challenge and finds a creative solution to meet the accessibility standards and the expectations of all users in the best possible way.
Competentum follows international accessibility standards WCAG 2.0 / WCAG 2.1 and best practices recommended by W3C (World Wide Web Consortium). Our goal is for all our products to be accessible at Level AA.
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3-Tier Approach to Accessibility Services
1st Tier – Audit
Audit is offered for any type of product or content and includes an evaluation of how well a product supports the needs of users with disabilities. As a result, you receive not only a list of bugs, but also the details behind each typical bug, what specific standards and guidelines are not met, and recommendations on how to fix them.
2nd Tier – Strategy Development
Strategy development involves creating comprehensive guidelines for products or company accessibility practices and includes creating a11y specifications for products that need to be recreated from inaccessible versions or from scratch, e.g., Flash content.
3rd Tier – Implementation
Competentum offers implementation of the accessibility guidelines by devoted software developers using our best practices and W3C recommendations, accessibility testing, and building VPAT/WCAG report (a voluntary report about accessibility of the product based on standards/guidelines used).
Unique Team of Accessibility Experts
- Working with customers and their production teams, our U.S.-based lead accessibility experts follow the latest legal changes and cases to continuously adjust the process, update the reporting documents, and ensure the best accessibility practices are followed.
- Competentum HTML and full-stack developers possess accessibility skills and can implement accessibility features to web and mobile applications, as well as entire platforms.
- Competentum QA & Analytics team includes testers and UX designers with disabilities and successfully implement automated testing methods, which speeds up the accessibility QA process dramatically.